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Old 03-04-2020, 10:17 AM   #1
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This is my first cat to have mounted. Wanted one for years and been scared with all the bad mount pics we see. I am pleased to say I think this turned out amazing. I'm sure one of you knuckleheads can find something wrong with it but I'm happy and that's all that matters.

Taxi just sent me the pics this morning.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:18 AM   #2
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Woah!! Who did it? Looks amazing


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Old 03-04-2020, 10:18 AM   #3
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That looks awesome! The eyes look really good. Congrats!
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:20 AM   #4
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wow, that's the best I've seen. who did it?
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:21 AM   #5
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Dang... I thought the first pic was just what he used for reference before scrolling down. He did an outstanding job.


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Old 03-04-2020, 10:22 AM   #6
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Out with it, who did the work! That looks fantastic!
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:24 AM   #7
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Best Ive seen.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:25 AM   #8
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Beautiful cat, great taxi work. I really like the pose with the bird.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:25 AM   #9
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Justin Van Meter did it, he owns Trophy Artist Taxidermy. You can find him on Facebook.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:25 AM   #10
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WOW, the best I have seen! Like Bullseye07 said, I thought the first pic was for reference.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:26 AM   #11
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One of the best cat mounts I've ever seen. VERY realistic. Congrats!

Only thing I would change would be the bird. A quail or something instead of a grackle, but that's super cool and very realistic with the bird being kinda chewed up like that. Nice!
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:27 AM   #12
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Beautiful, I thought it was real pics before you shot it. That is gorgeous work.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:27 AM   #13
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Very good work. Congrats on the trophy taxidermist, and bobcat!
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:27 AM   #14
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One of the best cat mounts I've ever seen. VERY realistic. Congrats!

Only thing I would change would be the bird. A quail or something instead of a grackle, but that's super cool and very realistic with the bird being kinda chewed up like that. Nice!
It is a blue quail, I killed it the same day just for the mount
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:29 AM   #15
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Perfection!
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:29 AM   #16
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Finally a good one. I’d be stoked to get that back.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:31 AM   #17
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I will fall in line and saw wow! Such incredible work!
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:31 AM   #18
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It is a blue quail, I killed it the same day just for the mount
Oh, cool! It looks really dark on my end, so I thought it was a grackle. I really like how it's chewed up, as it would be in real life.

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Old 03-04-2020, 10:34 AM   #19
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Wow!
Very nice!
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:34 AM   #20
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Beautiful cat and a nice piece of taxidermy for sure.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:46 AM   #21
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One of the best I have seen!!
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:00 AM   #22
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amazing work!
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:03 AM   #23
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That’s as real looking as you can get! Well done
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:03 AM   #24
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Incredible work. Congrats
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:04 AM   #25
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Very nice cat, and awesome taxi work. How many years did it take to get it back?
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:06 AM   #26
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That is a great mount. Very cool.
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:06 AM   #27
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Very nice cat, and awesome taxi work. How many years did it take to get it back?
16 months
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:09 AM   #28
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Very Nice!
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:11 AM   #29
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That looks awesome, congrats on a great mount.
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:12 AM   #30
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Wow that is awesome like everyone else I thought the first couple photos were photos of the cat alive. Thatís museum quality!!!!


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Old 03-04-2020, 11:22 AM   #31
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WOW!!! Awesome mount Tyler! I would be very proud of that one
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:28 AM   #32
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I thought that first pic was one you may have taken sometime before you were able to shoot cat.

Excellent work.
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:30 AM   #33
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Awesome work!
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:42 AM   #34
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That is great... my first thought was the first picture was him alive before you shot him then noticed the wood pedestal in the other pics. Great!
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:51 AM   #35
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Incredible
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:51 AM   #36
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Nailed it. Beautiful work!


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Old 03-04-2020, 11:57 AM   #37
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That looks fantastic, I have an $800.00 piece of crap that will sit high up in the game room so every one else doesn't know how ugly it is.
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:09 PM   #38
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That is awesome
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:15 PM   #39
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Well, my daddy called me a knucklehead, (among other things), but I cannot find anything wrong with that. Great work !
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:31 PM   #40
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Very nice
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:45 PM   #41
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That looks fantastic, I have an $800.00 piece of crap that will sit high up in the game room so every one else doesn't know how ugly it is.
This cost twice that for reference.
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:47 PM   #42
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Beautiful, I thought it was real pics before you shot it. That is gorgeous work.
Thought the same
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:55 PM   #43
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Very well done. I really like the ear attitude he put in!
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Old 03-04-2020, 12:55 PM   #44
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Outstanding work !
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:00 PM   #45
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Oh, cool! It looks really dark on my end, so I thought it was a grackle. I really like how it's chewed up, as it would be in real life.



lol same on the grackle... Very nice work!
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:08 PM   #46
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Wow! Amazing!
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:20 PM   #47
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Nice, very good mount
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:55 PM   #48
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I've just been informed he is private now and not accepting work from the general public. I guess I got lucky getting in with him in 2018.

He has asked that I not give his info out any more.
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:58 PM   #49
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That cat looks like it could move at any time.
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Old 03-04-2020, 02:04 PM   #50
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It is a blue quail, I killed it the same day just for the mount
That is super cool! I have one mounted very similar but without the great background and such... Killed the cat with a T/C .223 and killed the bobwhite in his mouth with the T/C with the .410/45LC barrel on it...


Your mount is incredible! Not only did he capture the essence of the cat, but he put "emotion" and expression in the cat's face and realistic condition in the quail! Congratulations on a great mount and trophy!
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