Turkey Tail Mount Ideas

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Turkey Tail Mount Ideas

Unread postby Mountain Man » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:53 am

Spring turkey season will be here soon. Here are some personal turkey tail mounts I did for bow and gun kills. The top picture is a bow kill therefore the top of the beard was wrapped in leather and the bottom picture is a gun kill with the beard attached to the shotgun shell with hot melt glue. I painted the beads to mimic the color of a gobbler's head.

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Re: Turkey Tail Mount Ideas

Unread postby huntinnurse » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:21 pm

Wow!!!! Nice job!!!!!How long does it take to do that?
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Re: Turkey Tail Mount Ideas

Unread postby Mountain Man » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:45 pm

Thanks huntinnurse. There's a lot of small steps/starting and stopping but total time for me is about 3-4 hours including the beard and spurs. It could probably be done a little faster but I'm a perfectionist. There is also no turkey skin left on those mounts. Too many people that do it themselves and even some taxidermists don't properly remove all the fat which is a problem. I do them without the skin so bugs will never be an issue.
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Re: Turkey Tail Mount Ideas

Unread postby tresleggos » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:33 am

very nice bryan ... might try that this spring if i whack one
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Re: Turkey Tail Mount Ideas

Unread postby AC Rider » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:21 am

Very nice ;) I'd love to have one of those


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