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Old 11-05-2020, 09:45 PM   #51
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<—— I prefer shoulders.
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:29 AM   #52
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I only have 2 shoulder mounts, and a lot of euros...maybe itís because Iíve never had the good fortune to hunt anywhere that had the luxury of making a shoulder mount a requirement, but there is no way I would pass up an invite for that reason. But I understand that not everyone is the same.

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Old 11-06-2020, 02:26 AM   #53
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I feel like they both have there time and place, just my opinion
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Old 11-06-2020, 03:38 AM   #54
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I need new friends
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Old 11-06-2020, 06:44 AM   #55
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If I shoot the world record tomorrow,I'll still euro mount it.
I like to get 'em down,and look at them.Many times,friends have wanted to handle them.Get a closer look;that sorta thing.Super easy to keep clean..The number one reason is they look bigger than they are!lol
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Old 11-06-2020, 07:20 AM   #56
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I have one shoulder mount and it is a big hog, which was donated. All my Whitetail, Axis , Black buck, coyote are skulls/caps/euros.
If I were hunting to take a once in a lifetime deer, I would want it under my terms otherwise it would be clouded by others wants.
But it is their sandbox, their rules. Do you have to use their Taxidermist?
I find Euros are less maintenance, never have to worry about bugs and you can maximize on the wall space.
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Old 10-01-2021, 08:40 PM   #57
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We like both. But we have more Euros, because my husband likes to carve them. He is currently learning how to do shoulder and body mounts as well. Hereís pictures for reference.

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Old 10-01-2021, 09:51 PM   #58
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I have many Euroís and remember where I killed everyone of them but that being said , i love my shoulder mounts More!
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:56 PM   #59
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I do some taxidermy mounts for myself and friends, I myself prefer European mounts, most of the time.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:17 PM   #60
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I have gotten where I prefer euroís, but if I killed a very special deer I might shoulder mount it.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:30 PM   #61
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We like both. But we have more Euros, because my husband likes to carve them. He is currently learning how to do shoulder and body mounts as well. Hereís pictures for reference.
Those carvings are amazing. My wife would kill for one. Does he carve them for other people?
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:33 PM   #62
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I prefer shoulder mounts. Euros are probably my least favorite. I have three European mounts; one pronghorn, one aoudad and one whitetail killed last year I hung at the ranch. Have a bunch of shoulder mounts, to me a shoulder mount represents life and a skull is a reminder of death. I do like an antler mount when done with a nice plaque. I would euro a elk or red deer but I doubt I euro mount another whitetail, as I don’t want a bunch of skulls hung up on my walls. About a year ago I gave all my skull caps away, they didn’t fit the decor anymore and were just sitting in a box in the garage
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:45 PM   #63
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I just like mounts in generalÖ euro or shoulder or pedestal, or full body


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Old 10-01-2021, 10:55 PM   #64
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I had 1 deer mounted in 1994. I'll never do it again. Don't care if it's a new world record. Mounting or not doesn't reflect my appreciation for the animal or the hunt.
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Old 10-01-2021, 10:58 PM   #65
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I prefer the skulls and I'm cheap anyway so rather use the cash saved for more hunting and fishing.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:10 AM   #66
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Those carvings are amazing. My wife would kill for one. Does he carve them for other people?
I agree. Iíd be interested too.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:23 AM   #67
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Those carvings are amazing. My wife would kill for one. Does he carve them for other people?
Yes, he does. He is finishing up a few currently and will be accepting more soon. This is mainly just a hobby for him right now.
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Old 10-02-2021, 09:06 AM   #68
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I like them all. Older I get more I like euros over shoulder. I’ll only shoulder a Mega Giant going forward
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