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oldbillthundercheif
February 6, 2007, 12:02 AM
From posting a few pics in another thread, I got the idea that some of ya'll enjoy the fine art of taxidermy. If I can work a digital camera, any of you should be able to as well. I bet somebody here has some impressive disembodied critter heads and I want to see them...

Here's a few of my favorites:
Polar-Bear Skull
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0130.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0124.jpg

3/4 of a pound shy of the Lake Michigan Lake Trout record(29 1/2lbs)
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0123.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0122.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0120.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/Caribou.jpg

FrontSight
February 6, 2007, 01:16 AM
OMG, LOOK AT THE TEETH ON THAT POLAR BEAR!!! :eek:

All very nice mounts, btw!

oldbillthundercheif
February 6, 2007, 01:45 AM
I've got a mean-looking wolf rug, but I'll have to post photos of that later...

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0134.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0140.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0125.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k223/zarganuts/IMG_0127.jpg

FrontSight
February 6, 2007, 09:31 AM
Awesome, keep em coming, would love to see the wolf one...

oldbillthundercheif
February 6, 2007, 10:42 AM
Where's the rest of the cranium collectors? There must be a few wandering around here...

Rembrandt
February 6, 2007, 08:45 PM
Too many to post them all....but here's some of the collection. Have around 40+ different mounts spread out in two homes. Everything from Brazilian Pirahna to Bison and Jackalopes. New trophy room is in the works this year, hope to have it done by fall. Sorry for the poor photo quality....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Fox1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Ducks1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Coon1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Img_1988.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Img_1991.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Antelope.jpg

Rembrandt
February 6, 2007, 08:47 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Img_0832.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Img_0831.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Img_0828.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Img_0827.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Img_0830.jpg

Rembrandt
February 6, 2007, 09:03 PM
....a couple more.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Bison.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Elk.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/ReadingSquirrel.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/Piranha.jpg

Diamondback
February 6, 2007, 09:08 PM
Great collection of mounts, Rembrandt ! This is pleasurable viewing !!!

- Regards

oldbillthundercheif
February 6, 2007, 09:27 PM
That fox & pheasant coffee-table thing is pure genius.

ReadyAimFire
February 6, 2007, 10:06 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a234/blownclutch/osyzfshirt004.jpg

FirstFreedom
February 8, 2007, 05:33 PM
I like the warthog-whitetail-from-hell. :)

firechicken
February 8, 2007, 06:51 PM
Rembrandt -

You really need to take me whitetail hunting with you! ;) I'm not that far from Iowa.:D

WeedWacker
February 8, 2007, 07:52 PM
Me too! (Actually I just left waverly and I am in minneapolis) I think i'm going through withdrawl. haven't been hunting for two years and my finger is twitching.

Rembrandt
February 8, 2007, 08:12 PM
Sorry guys, there are no big deer in Iowa....just a rumor cheesy magazines spread to increase sales. All those antlers came from Missouri and Minnesota. ;)


FirstFreedom, this ones for you.....a genuine Werewolf Killer Deer, very rare mutant species that howls at full moons durings halloween. Can only be killed with a silver bullet to the heart. (OK, would you believe it's Iowa's version of the Jackalope?)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/Rembrandt51/Wildlife/KillerDeer.jpg

Jseime
February 9, 2007, 02:39 PM
We dont have any big deer in Saskatchewan either you guys might as well all stay at home and ill keep shooting the little ones.

Clayfish
February 10, 2007, 10:12 PM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t77/clayfish1/luckybuckmount.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t77/clayfish1/quailmount.jpg

charlie in md
February 13, 2007, 10:27 PM
My hunt of a lifetime buffalo, plus a couple of deer.

wetdawg
February 25, 2007, 03:06 PM
I probably spend to much time in the woods according to my wife, but sometimes patience is rewarded.

Prophet
February 27, 2007, 03:35 PM
I really don't want to sound stupid but rembrant what the hell is that thing? Did you have it made that way or did you kill it like that? what the hell is a jackolope (sp?) ? Please no flame i'm intrigued about this animal.:D

Eghad
February 27, 2007, 04:23 PM
I mount my stuff in mah belly.....:D

Trapp
February 27, 2007, 05:07 PM
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23125&stc=1&d=1172673752 World record Red Hind

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23126&stc=1&d=1172673752 My first and only deer

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23127&stc=1&d=1172673752 The first duck my Black Lab Maggie retrieved

Didn't do these myself, but I am going to start doing poisonous snake skins next year (or even this summer!!) Then I will move onto animal skins....

WeedWacker
February 28, 2007, 02:00 AM
um your links are broken :(

Delynn
March 1, 2007, 04:12 PM
Very nice grouper. Who did your mount. I saw either yours are another record at Chad Coopers place. He does the best work.

Trapp
March 1, 2007, 05:27 PM
It was done at Coopers. I doubt another record will surface for that fish for quite some time. I beat the (10yr) old record by almost 2 lbs. That is a lot for an 8lb 7oz fish!!:D

Gbro
March 1, 2007, 09:13 PM
After piling up many 6's, 8's and 1-9 and wanting a 10 pointer + for the wall. I got one and then the hypocrisy of it hit me like a sledge hammer. It isn't the size of the rack, but the quality of the hunt that counts.
My hunting partner is a master handicrafter(to me he is anyway) and was showing me some of the intarsia projects he has done in a book that sells patterns. in it was a deer head, and i asked if he ever did that one, he hadn't, and i asked him if he thought he could make it so i could put any rack into it i wanted. He took the challenge and in one week this is the result. Now all my daughters have my racks and the grandson has his 3-pointer placed in one.