Carbon Express Arrows
Is a pedestal worth it?
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
Cazador 04-Feb-17
Psuhoss 04-Feb-17
MTNRCHR 04-Feb-17
bill v 04-Feb-17
Dennis Razza 04-Feb-17
NvaGvUp 04-Feb-17
Ermine 05-Feb-17
Busta'Ribs 05-Feb-17
Stekewood 05-Feb-17
Stekewood 05-Feb-17
Stekewood 05-Feb-17
Stekewood 05-Feb-17
Busta'Ribs 05-Feb-17
Stekewood 05-Feb-17
LWood 05-Feb-17
Cazador 05-Feb-17
Rob in VT 05-Feb-17
Stekewood 05-Feb-17
Rackmastr 05-Feb-17
drycreek 05-Feb-17
iceman 05-Feb-17
Busta'Ribs 05-Feb-17
Rackmastr 05-Feb-17
Tilzbow 06-Feb-17
luckydraw 06-Feb-17
NVBighorn 07-Feb-17
kellyharris 07-Feb-17
ohiohunter 07-Feb-17
Treeline 08-Feb-17
Rackmastr 09-Feb-17
Rackmastr 09-Feb-17
dogger67 09-Feb-17
Ermine 10-Feb-17
MichaelArnette 10-Feb-17
Kurt 10-Feb-17
sdantlers 13-Feb-17
Ermine 14-Feb-17
BULELK1 15-Feb-17
From: Cazador
04-Feb-17
Was pretty excited about a sheep I got this year. Caped it out, and thought about a pedestal. I must say, just having the horns on the table are more impressive than a mount on the wall.

Anyways, any examples you guys have? I'm hit and miss, may just go with a standard shoulder but would like to see some options as Web searches are pretty standard.

From: Psuhoss
04-Feb-17
Combine the two and get a wall pedestal mount. Very nice looking mount!

From: MTNRCHR
04-Feb-17

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boone and crockett ram ?!? You gotta mount it!

From: bill v
04-Feb-17
Hello Caz, when I get some good light during the day I will take a pic of my mount.

As PSU suggested, I had a wall mount done with a pedestal form for conversion some day if I so choose. I also had habitat added to it. It came out great.

I certainly choose the right Taxi/artist for the job too. Bowsites own Dennis Razza Maybe Dennis can chime in and post a picture, I know he took some nice photos

bill v

From: Dennis Razza
04-Feb-17

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Here's a pic of Bills' Ram on the mounting stand.

From: NvaGvUp
04-Feb-17
Pedestal mounts are absolutely and unquestionably a better way to display and honor your ram.

Well worth the extra cost!

From: Ermine
05-Feb-17
I say do it Chad! Booner ram!

From: Busta'Ribs
05-Feb-17

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Having one of each (well, one wall pedestal and one life size) I vote lifesize

From: Stekewood
05-Feb-17

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I like the fact that a pedestal mount can be displayed in a spot that allows 360 degree viewing so the horns can be seen from all angles. It's nice to be able to fondle them too. ;-)

My Alaska Dall ram and free range west Texas Aoudad were both mounted as pedestal mounts. They are on a flat base so they can be placed on a table or a pedestal.

From: Stekewood
05-Feb-17

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05-Feb-17

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05-Feb-17

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From: Busta'Ribs
05-Feb-17
Steve, your Dall ped is spectacular, do you have a pic of the back of the form?

From: Stekewood
05-Feb-17

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Thanks Chris. Here is the back. It's a really cool finish that compliments the rock base without drawing attention away from the beauty of the animal.

From: LWood
05-Feb-17
Chad, Have you posted a picture of your ram on another thread? If not, I'd love to see it.

From: Cazador
05-Feb-17
Stekewood really nice mount there. If I'm seeing that correctly, that pedestsl/rock can be moved to any location? It's separate from that actual wood chest/ base persay?

MNTN I like that as well. Looks really nice.

Bustas life size is incredible. I have a deer mounted like your Dall and I don't really care for that style of a mount hence the reason I started this thread.

LWOOD, there is a photo of the ram under the sheep thread.

From: Rob in VT
05-Feb-17

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Very cool sheep mounts!

These are obviously deer, but they are both wall pedestal mounts.

From: Stekewood
05-Feb-17
That's right Caz. The rock is on an oval base so it can be put on a table, like shown, or a pedestal or column of your choosing. Very versatile.

From: Rackmastr
05-Feb-17
I mounted my own ram and had a friend build me this beautiful base. I love being able to turn the ram in different positions in the room as it never gets 'old' to look at from different angles.

Overall I think that a pedestal makes a ram really stand out.

From: drycreek
05-Feb-17
I've never killed a sheep and don't intend to, but from my perspective, a sheep should be mounted low enough so that the back of the horns can be seen easily. They ( the backs ) are an integral part of the mount. That view can't easily be seen from a high wall mount. Life size on the floor would be great, but not everyone has the room, or the $. All my deer heads are mounted on the wall, as well as some of my antelope, but the euro mounts that sit on a little table pedestal are the ones most easily seen from different angles.

From: iceman
05-Feb-17
Beautiful mounts, guys. A part of me wishes I would have done a full body mount, but I went with a floor pedastal mount for my 2016 dall ram. Can't wait to get it back.

From: Busta'Ribs
05-Feb-17

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I'm with you DryCreek. The best part of having my ram mounted on the staircase are the 360 looks the space provides. You just don't get that with a standard wall mount.

From: Rackmastr
05-Feb-17
Pic didnt seem to work.....

From: Tilzbow
06-Feb-17

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Dall pedestal mount on a rock ledge.
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Dall pedestal mount on a rock ledge.
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From: luckydraw
06-Feb-17
Stekewood - Beautiful mount - I am looking to do the same type of mount for my Dull. Who did the work for you? I'm not to far from ya. PM if you like.. Thanks in advance.

From: NVBighorn
07-Feb-17

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Just got this guy back from the taxidermist. Haven't even got him placed where I want him so I apologize for the picture.

From: kellyharris
07-Feb-17
Tilzbow lol loving that score on that TV

From: ohiohunter
07-Feb-17
Rams are beautiful on display regardless of method, including euro. Barbary beards are awesome on a mount. I say display it however it tickles your fancy, but whichever you choose make sure you can at least get a 180* view of it.

I def fondle sheds more than any of my mounts or euros. Stimulation of more senses makes me more fond of them, I can't get enough of a hanging buck.. just gotta grab them horns! Congratulations on the perfect dilemma!

From: Treeline
08-Feb-17
Some awesome pedestal and life-size mounts! Kind of second guessing the life size mount I am doing on my Dall. Really like that set up NVBighorn has on his ram... Will remember that set up for my next ram and do something similar. Also, gonna have to go out and shoot a good aoudad/Barbary sheep to copy that mount that Stekewood has there.

From: Rackmastr
09-Feb-17

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From: Rackmastr
09-Feb-17

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From: dogger67
09-Feb-17
Have a taxidermist make a cast of the horns see if you can come up with an old skull and you can have both.

From: Ermine
10-Feb-17
If you had replica of the horns...couldn't you just put it on your skull? They don't use the skull to mount

10-Feb-17
On a sheep! Heck yeah! I'd get a full body if I got a sheep

From: Kurt
10-Feb-17
They typically use a fair bit of the original skull with the horn cores to mount a ram. Think quarter sawn at 90 degrees from the forehead down to top of eye sockets and back of skull to eyesocket. You would have to cast the skull to make both a European and regular mount, which can be done......Alpine Taxidermy did my Henry Mt. Bison that way.

From: sdantlers
13-Feb-17

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I like how mine turned out. And it's out of the sun now.

14-Feb-17
Guys, those are all beautiful mounts! Congrats to all of you.

14-Feb-17

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I know these are deer, but here is a pedestal wall mount next to a traditional.

I only will do Euro mounts on any future nice deer I am fortunate to take, but if I ever take a sheep it would be a full body or pedestal.

I will never have that opportunity though.

From: Ermine
14-Feb-17
Full body would be awesome!! But I could probably only afford the pedistal

From: BULELK1
15-Feb-17
Dang good looking mounts fella's!

Thanks for sharing

Good luck, Robb

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