Hoping to get my Dall back soon. Was out of the country for a few years and told the taxidermist to take his time. He took me literally...
Very nicely done. Congrats, Kyle!
Good luck, Robb
I took a Stone in 2002.
What really amazes me is what a great job they did in fixing up the left side of his face. It was an absolute mess. We still haven't figured out how that could have happened, as I only shot once and the entry hole was in the chest right behind his shoulder. He was bedded on a flat rock, broadside to me @ 420 yards and he was at a 45 degree angle below me. When I hit him, he stood up, walked back about 15', turned around facing us, then fell not ten feet from where he'd been bedded. He didn't tumble down the mountain or anything, so we had no clue how his face got so messed up. The only thing I can think of is the bullet shattered a rock behind him and somehow that did the damage. But I can't see how that possibly could have happened.
Never-the-less, if you look at him now, there is NO evidence of any damage to his face,
I finished my FNAWS in 2015 when I took a California BHS in BC. The WY Rocky is my fifth ram.
I talked with the taxidermist again yesterday re. if they'd found any traces of bullet fragments or pieces of rock in his face. He said they had not,. So it must have simply been that when he fell over, he just happened to hit the ground hard and landed on one of the 12" high rocks near him with his face taking the brunt of the fall..
Sort of, but they aren't close enough together to get a good picture, These are the best I can do. The fifth one is close by, but not close enough for all of them to fit in the picture very well.
FWIW, the walls are beige. For whatever reason, neither of my cameras do a good job of showing that.
That's our living room, believe it or not. I obviously have a very supportive wife!
I hunted in a wilderness area, so an outfitter was required.
Congrats on your ram, your FNAWS and your trophy room...very nicely done!!
Although you must be very understanding as well - you let the wife set up the furniture facing away from the trophy display :)
At least you can still look at them over your shoulder from the couch!
Actually, we almost never use the living room. If we're not sleeping, we're either in our offices (in our home), or in the kitchen or family room..
We use the Family Room for watching TV and except for a gun cabinet my father made for me in the early eighties, the Family Room décor is handled by my wife.
I tried to edit my previous post and add a photo, but it won't post. So here's another try.
My wife says I have way too many mounts. Heck, we only have 4 mule deer, one caribou, a whitetail pedestal, a lion rug, and two antelope in our main living room! I keep telling her there is still some wall space left! I still have several elk, deer, euro's, and a life-size Dall sheep to put up on the walls. She is just not very understanding....