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Africa taxidermy decisions
I have 7 animals that just arrived at my taxidermist. 2 eland, 2 impala, wildebeest, waterbuck, and a bushbuck. I was thinking of a wall pedestal mount or two to mix things up but I'm not 100% sure I'm sold after looking at pics online. For those that have them, are you satisfied? Thanks!
Here are my pair of Impala, one shoulder mount & one wall pedestal.
I would do a wall pedestal mount of the Bushbuck for sure. Keep in mind Eland mounts are huge.
I like to mix in a few Wall Pedestals but not too many.
THe Impala is one I did... I like how it is different. I think I have 3 WP mounts out of 20+ in my game room.
Here is where I got the idea for stacking multiple mounts on one Floor Pedestal- I like to build and construct my own pedestal tables and habitat but have my taxidermist do the mounts.
Just wanted to provide some ideas... THis photo was from our old house.
Wow, I've never heard of anyone taking two Eland on the same trip! Was that a species that just really gets your blood flowing?
As for the topic, I love wall pedestals. You should definitely have some mixed-in for interest.
Stick, my son and I each killed an eland.
I just about do everything Shoulder Wall Pedastal now. Love them. Here are a few examples if this gives you ideas.
If you ever get a Zebra is the only way to go is a shoulder wall pedastal as it really shows off the shoulder and their stripes and the way their mane sticks straight up like broom bristles. You lose that perspective with a standard shoulder mount and think it just makes them look like a striped horse but the Shoulder Wall Pedastal changes that completely IMO.
Here is a Nilgai which I think looks so much better in a Shoulder Wall Pedastal. Expect about $50 to $75 more per mount for this but it's worth it.