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Contributors to this thread:
OFFHNTN 19-Jan-18
Nick Muche 19-Jan-18
Kodiak 19-Jan-18
Scoot 19-Jan-18
DL 19-Jan-18
OFFHNTN 19-Jan-18
rock50 19-Jan-18
OFFHNTN 19-Jan-18
Scoot 19-Jan-18
Bake 19-Jan-18
smarba 19-Jan-18
Mule Power 19-Jan-18
OFFHNTN 19-Jan-18
Ucsdryder 19-Jan-18
BIG BEAR 19-Jan-18
Scoot 19-Jan-18
t-roy 19-Jan-18
Bowriter 19-Jan-18
Kodiak 19-Jan-18
DL 19-Jan-18
Charlie Rehor 19-Jan-18
wildan 19-Jan-18
XbowfromNY 19-Jan-18
XbowfromNY 19-Jan-18
Bowriter 20-Jan-18
BULELK1 20-Jan-18
wildan 20-Jan-18
XbowfromNY 20-Jan-18
Bowriter 20-Jan-18
wildan 20-Jan-18
XbowfromNY 20-Jan-18
Duke 20-Jan-18
Yellowjacket 20-Jan-18
BullBuster 20-Jan-18
Overland 20-Jan-18
Dutch oven 21-Jan-18
OFFHNTN 22-Jan-18
MathewsMan 22-Jan-18
wkochevar 22-Jan-18
SS75 22-Jan-18
Dutch oven 22-Jan-18
walking buffalo 23-Jan-18
Barty1970 23-Jan-18
OFFHNTN 23-Jan-18
jeck66 23-Jan-18
From: OFFHNTN
19-Jan-18
I was able to harvest a wolf last week and am looking for unique mount ideas? Pedestal, full body, etc. ? Anyone have any pictures to get ideas from? Thanks!

From: Nick Muche
19-Jan-18
Pics or it didn't happen!

From: Kodiak
19-Jan-18

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Something like this would be cool, but it might scare women and children.

From: Scoot
19-Jan-18

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Not a mature wolf, this one's just a teen, but maybe something like this, John?

From: DL
19-Jan-18

DL's embedded Photo
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Why stop at one?

From: OFFHNTN
19-Jan-18
Nick, it's a gun kill soooo...............? D@mn you guys are helpful!!! LOL Hilarious!

From: rock50
19-Jan-18

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Dennis Razza is the man...................

From: OFFHNTN
19-Jan-18
Great mount rock50! Yes, Dennis does some incredible work!

From: Scoot
19-Jan-18
John gun pics are allowed if people beg and plead for them. Pleeeeeeaaassse!

Rock50 that's pretty amazing! Spectacular mount!!!

From: Bake
19-Jan-18
I remember that black wolf mount from a Dennis Razza thread. LOVE that mount. I love the head down dominant stare look. Spooky and cool

From: smarba
19-Jan-18
gun pics allowed if the shot distance is less than the notable 88 and 101 yard shots discussed ad nauseum LOL :o)

Seriously I'd be interested in the story too.

DL: what the heck is the story behind the hundred wolf mount display?!

From: Mule Power
19-Jan-18
Where did you hunt!

From: OFFHNTN
19-Jan-18

OFFHNTN's embedded Photo
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OK, you guys are a riot! Yeh Scoot........cuz you haven't seen them! LOL Shot in the Dryden, Ontario area. This was my 4th winter wolf hunt, and the first chance I have had at one. Many long, cold, boring days.......but well worth it!

From: Ucsdryder
19-Jan-18
That’s awesome. Good work saving some elk and deer!!! And better yet, it’s not a couple of German Shepard’s!

From: BIG BEAR
19-Jan-18
All coyote and wolf kills are allowed.... Choot em !!!!

Very nice !! Congrats !!!

From: Scoot
19-Jan-18
What??? You shot it with a gun? That doesn't count!

Hahaha congratulations on a great trophy!

From: t-roy
19-Jan-18
Awesome, John. Congrats! So what’s the scoop on how you got him? We’re you setting over bait, calling?

From: Bowriter
19-Jan-18
No pictures, just my opinion. I have seen a lot of wolf mounts. IMO-most make on major mistake. They make the wolf too fierce. The best mount I ever saw was one of a very big wolf, reared up on stump, head turned to the side and tongue lolling like he was laughing. I showed his size and mass and made him look natural. I couldn't quit looking. Second best I saw was, laying down with a snowshoe rabbit between his front paws and no stupid blood splattered around. Wolf has his mouth half open but not snarling. BTW- I had my last bear rug done closed mouth. Love it. Just my opinion.

From: Kodiak
19-Jan-18
Massive head on that beast. Congrats!

From: DL
19-Jan-18

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I don’t care how wolves, coyotes and lions are killed, as long as they are killed. That’s a nice one. I’ve always wanted to shoot one and mount it. This stupid state has declared them an endangered species which is like making a prairie dog an endangered species if it happens to be here.

19-Jan-18
What a beast! Congrats!

From: wildan
19-Jan-18
Nice mounts;we can't even own one in New York;doesn't matter where it was taken.

From: XbowfromNY
19-Jan-18

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Wildan- what laws in NY are you talking about? I know many people in NY with wolf mounts.

From: XbowfromNY
19-Jan-18

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From: Bowriter
20-Jan-18
Never killed one. Seen several but never where I could legally shoot one. My last hunt in Sask., I saw an absolute monster. Just walked by at 25-yards. Had me drooling. When I reached for my camera, zip-gone. Got an invite to go to MT next year and hunt but not sure I feel like making the effort. Too old to be getting anything mounted anyway.

From: BULELK1
20-Jan-18
Very Kool colors on your wolf!

He will make a great mount for sure

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: wildan
20-Jan-18
The wolf is covered under the endangered species act(1967) of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency : can not be taken or in possession (in NY state for sure) with-out having the proper paper-work. I know of one that was taken for a coyote that was confiscated by the NYS DEC and another that is sitting in a taxidermist shop(taken out of state and has the paper work).

From: XbowfromNY
20-Jan-18
Are you saying with no paperwork? Because everyone I know who has them mounted in their houses, Shot them legally in Canada and have the correct CITES permits or whatever they are called. Never heard of taxidermists in Ny having an issue mounting wolves.

From: Bowriter
20-Jan-18
Does not matter what state-if the animal requires paper work, the taxidermist must the required paper work before mounting or he is risking a fine. I'm not sure, but I don't think he can even have it is his shop.

From: wildan
20-Jan-18
Bowriter is correct;the paper work must follow the hide/mount.Just like you cannot bring a Polar Bear/Elephant/Rhino to the U.S. at all. For the list; www.fws.gov/endangered For any taxidermist;he must have very good records for "most" mounts,including deer bear and Federal(Hip # ,ect.) for waterfowl/migratory birds. Did you ever see a hawk/owl/eagle mount at a show?If so the paper-work must be attached to be in possession of.

From: XbowfromNY
20-Jan-18
Ok, so then everyone I know is fine. Because they had the CITES permits etc. I misread and thought u said nobody in NY can have a wolf mount.

From: Duke
20-Jan-18

Duke's embedded Photo
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Here’s a female that I shot here in Wisconsin prior to the season being closed. Mayes Taxidermy of Stevens Point did the taxi work and put it together exactly how I envisioned.

From: Yellowjacket
20-Jan-18

From: BullBuster
20-Jan-18

BullBuster's embedded Photo
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Wolf plus fox

From: Overland
20-Jan-18
wildan, you are mistaken on a few counts. One can absolutely still import an elephant to the US (and even NY). There are import restrictions from a few countries, but elephants taken in several other countries are importable. I believe the same goes for white rhino (not black). You are correct in regard to polar bears.

From: Dutch oven
21-Jan-18
Snarling cat and canid mounts grow "old" very quickly to their owners. Closed mouth or relaxed open mouth mounts are the most visually pleasing.

From: OFFHNTN
22-Jan-18
Some great mounts guys. I started out wanting/thinking a shoulder pedestal mount to save space and money. But now, because I don't know if a pedestal would do it justice, and the fact I'm not sure if I will ever kill another wolf, I find myself leaning towards a full body, standing, head slightly turned and at mid height, eyes 3/4 open in the pissed off look, mouth closed. Keep the ideas and pictures coming!

From: MathewsMan
22-Jan-18
I have to confirm your original thought- a pedestal Shoulder done right does it justice. If I ever manage to take one, it will be a SP.

From: wkochevar
22-Jan-18
I think we'd be waiting a long-time between wolf pics if a bow kill was mandatory for submission.... Congrats! One or more of those buggers is on my list. Just for the record, they make very nice rugs as well....

From: SS75
22-Jan-18

SS75's embedded Photo
This is mine
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This is mine

From: Dutch oven
22-Jan-18
That wolf had some really unruly guard hairs growing out of its back!

23-Jan-18
"what the heck is the story behind the hundred wolf mount display?!"

Smarmba,

That is an installation called Head On, by artist Cai Guo-Qiang. I think there are Only 99 wolves. Google will show many more pictures.

First time I saw it, I smiled, a big shit-eating smile..... :)

From: Barty1970
23-Jan-18
Congratulations on taking a terrific wolf; the calves and fawns salute you! Whilst in France some years back, I saw one of the last wolves to be killed with Hounds [late 1800s]; mask [head] the size of a five gallon bucket!! The only trouble with mounting just the head is you need so much spare skin for the taxidermist to do a good job, that you are left with about half the back skin [which is a nice enough rug]. How much is a full body mount?

From: OFFHNTN
23-Jan-18
Barty, I am not sure on cost yet. If I had to GUESS.......I'm gonna say it would be $1,500 for a pedestal mount, and $3,500+ for a full body depending on the base and habitat to be added.

From: jeck66
23-Jan-18
I shot one over Christmas in Montana. I have been looking into a full body mount and it ranged from $3,500-$5,250. The guy at $3,500 does real nice work too. Such an incredible animal and unreal when you actually see one! I called mine in!

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