It took close to a year for my New Years Eve 2011 Bobcat to finally make its way back home from it’s visit with my friendly neighborhood taxidermist. While it certainly was a LONG wait, now that I sit and stare at the final product, I must admit it was well worth my investment of money and patience. Steve Luce of Fins and Feathers Taxidermy completed the work and did a fantastic job!
Now that I own such a unique and impressive display of taxidermy art, I looked up some of the hints and tips for caring for your new trophy. One of the best sites I found, was at the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) in a posting entitled: Hints and Tips for Caring for your Taxidermy.
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looks good! about how much does that weigh? I like how he has it on a limb...neat!ReplyDelete
yes, as long as everyone is playing by the rules, we cannot judge other sportsman. my hunting buddy and I have recently been discussing trapping too...we'll see.
WOW! He came out great! Him laying on the limb is a nice touchReplyDelete
Awesome mount! Love varmit hunting, and bob cats are truly trophies!ReplyDelete
The closeup of the cat's face..if you didn't know , you wouldn't know.ReplyDelete
That is very cool, nice job.ReplyDelete
Tom, The bobcat weighed in at 35 lbs originally by the mount is very light maybe 20 pounds total? Good thing to as I have it mounted with 2 inch decking screws drilled into drywall! LOL!ReplyDelete
Trapping is a ton of fun. I have trapped on and off for years. There is really quite a skill to it but thankfully there are a bunch of great books and videos to help you get started.
Thanks LB, The synthetic fiberglass limb was freaking expensive ($80) but in the end I think worth the investment. Would have been impossible to find a piece of drift wood that would have fit 1/2 as well.ReplyDelete
Reel, I sat for about 2 hours on a cold early morning last New Years Eve when out of the corner of my eye I watched that cat SLOOOOWWWLLY creep into my predator call. It certainly was an awesome memory I will never forget! Thanks for commenting!ReplyDelete
Penbay, I go down stairs to the basement every evening to just stare at that face for a few moments. Sometimes I half expect it to take a swing at me.ReplyDelete
Yes, I said basement. Wife needs more "softening" before it is able to move to the mount upstairs. Suggestions?
Rick, Thanks! Now I just need to get a red fox and I will be VERY happy!ReplyDelete