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Contributors to this thread:
Jasper 18-Apr-14
Paul@thefort 18-Apr-14
glass eye 18-Apr-14
glass eye 18-Apr-14
loprofile 18-Apr-14
Nick Muche 18-Apr-14
rock50 18-Apr-14
Bou'bound 18-Apr-14
Rob in VT 18-Apr-14
Rob in VT 18-Apr-14
Ryman Cat 18-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 18-Apr-14
Ashersdad 18-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 19-Apr-14
Charlie Rehor 19-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 19-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 19-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 19-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 19-Apr-14
Jasper 19-Apr-14
ahunter55 19-Apr-14
Firehuntfish 19-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 19-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 19-Apr-14
kscurhunter 19-Apr-14
Ridge Runner 19-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 19-Apr-14
Nick Muche 19-Apr-14
bradbear 19-Apr-14
bradbear 19-Apr-14
weekender21 20-Apr-14
Shug 20-Apr-14
Shug 20-Apr-14
ARO2 20-Apr-14
ARO2 20-Apr-14
Hammer 20-Apr-14
DeerMount 20-Apr-14
Candor 20-Apr-14
No Mercy 20-Apr-14
writer 20-Apr-14
Nick Muche 20-Apr-14
drycreek 20-Apr-14
rock50 21-Apr-14
rock50 21-Apr-14
rock50 21-Apr-14
DuckhunterBrad 21-Apr-14
writer 21-Apr-14
Ryman Cat 21-Apr-14
Bullhound 21-Apr-14
Bullhound 21-Apr-14
Rookie 21-Apr-14
tommygun 21-Apr-14
BowMad23 21-Apr-14
Moben 22-Apr-14
Moben 22-Apr-14
Duke 22-Apr-14
tobinsghost 23-Apr-14
tobinsghost 23-Apr-14
bradbear 24-Apr-14
Jasper 24-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 24-Apr-14
jims 25-Apr-14
Rex Featherlin 25-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 25-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 25-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 25-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 25-Apr-14
Shrewski 25-Apr-14
jims 25-Apr-14
Golden Pyr 25-Apr-14
bearhunter 25-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 26-Apr-14
Dennis Razza 26-Apr-14
Hammer 26-Apr-14
turkeyjim 23-Oct-15
Bou'bound 23-Oct-15
Windwalker 23-Oct-15
TKYSLAM 24-Oct-15
Hawkeye 24-Oct-15
jims 24-Oct-15
bradbear 24-Oct-15
TKYSLAM 24-Oct-15
Katahdin 24-Oct-15
stick n string 21-Jan-16
stick n string 21-Jan-16
stick n string 21-Jan-16
Bullhound 21-Jan-16
Bullhound 21-Jan-16
Bullhound 21-Jan-16
bradbear 21-Jan-16
Wayniac 21-Jan-16
Dyjack 21-Jan-16
bradbear 21-Jan-16
bradbear 21-Jan-16
White Falcon 24-Jan-16
Dennis Razza 24-Jan-16
Dennis Razza 03-Feb-16
ilandhunter 03-Feb-16
Alabowma 03-Feb-16
foxwillkill 04-Feb-16
foxwillkill 04-Feb-16
From: Jasper
18-Apr-14
Thinking about getting a bird mounted gobbling on a limb. Let's see your mounts. Thanks

From: Paul@thefort
18-Apr-14

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Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
As he was when I shot him.

From: glass eye
18-Apr-14

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glass eye's embedded Photo
My son's AZ Merriam's

From: glass eye
18-Apr-14

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glass eye's embedded Photo
My Ocellated.

From: loprofile
18-Apr-14

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loprofile's embedded Photo
Can't resist showing this one again.

From: Nick Muche
18-Apr-14
Whatever you do, use a real head. Those plastic ones (all that I've seen) seem to look unnatural.

From: rock50
18-Apr-14

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Semi-strut gobbling on upper left, I think that is my favorite pose.

From: Bou'bound
18-Apr-14
Are the heads above real ones

From: Rob in VT
18-Apr-14

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Rob in VT's embedded Photo
Bearded hen, freeze dried head.

From: Rob in VT
18-Apr-14

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Rob in VT's embedded Photo
Flying tom, freeze dried head.

From: Ryman Cat
18-Apr-14
Glass Eye that is simply the best I have ever seen thats something to really be proud over.

From: Dennis Razza
18-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo

Dennis Razza's Link
Here's one I was working on last week.

Razza's Taxidermy Bowsite Sponsor

From: Ashersdad
18-Apr-14
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From: Dennis Razza
19-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo

19-Apr-14

Charlie Rehor's MOBILE embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's MOBILE embedded Photo

They take a lot of space but everyone should have at least one!

From: Dennis Razza
19-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Check out the blonde stripe in the middle of the beard.

From: Dennis Razza
19-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo

From: Dennis Razza
19-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo

From: Dennis Razza
19-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo

From: Jasper
19-Apr-14
Dennis those are amazing! You are blessed with some great talent!

From: ahunter55
19-Apr-14

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Mine is still in the woods. great mounts fellas.

From: Firehuntfish
19-Apr-14

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Firehuntfish's embedded Photo
A couple of Nebraska birds...

From: Dennis Razza
19-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo

From: Dennis Razza
19-Apr-14
Thanks Jasper, I get birds shipped in from all over. It's easy and cheap to do. I have a video on the bowhunting.tv on packing and shipping. I'll see if I can find it and post a link.

I agree with rock50... 1/2 strut gobbling is a nice pose. Good Luck!

From: kscurhunter
19-Apr-14

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kscurhunter's embedded Photo
My wife's first turkey ever from kansas

From: Ridge Runner
19-Apr-14

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Ridge Runner's embedded Photo
Daughters turkey

From: Dennis Razza
19-Apr-14

From: Nick Muche
19-Apr-14

Nick Muche's MOBILE embedded Photo
Nick Muche's MOBILE embedded Photo

My best Rio. Hope to add one more turkey mount someday, a beautiful Merriams.

From: bradbear
19-Apr-14

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bradbear's embedded Photo
Need an oscellated to complete it. My taxi won wi state champ Turkey the last few years and Iowa this year

From: bradbear
19-Apr-14

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bradbear's embedded Photo
Double sorry, not sure I got second pic off

From: weekender21
20-Apr-14

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Another one by glass eye. His taxidermy work is amazing quality!

From: Shug
20-Apr-14

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Shug's embedded Photo

From: Shug
20-Apr-14

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Shug's embedded Photo

From: ARO2
20-Apr-14

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Osceola - Hazel Creek Taxidermy

From: ARO2
20-Apr-14

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Eastern - Hazel Creek Taxidermy

From: Hammer
20-Apr-14
Nice pics. The turkey I shot last year we made into a decoy but it is jacked up. Will try to get a pic up soon.

It does work well but it looks pathetic. I am obviously not a taxidermist.

From: DeerMount
20-Apr-14

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DeerMount's embedded Photo
Here are some of mine.

From: Candor
20-Apr-14
Does anyone have one in the corner of a room? Like where the limb the bird is standing on straddles the corner and the bird is facing out of the corner?

My son killed his first bird and his spurs were only 5/8" but had an "S" beard. So I was thinking about a mount that will focus on the front of the bird. Plus...he wants it in his bedroom which isn't exactly suited for a large wall mount.

From: No Mercy
20-Apr-14

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No Mercy's embedded Photo
Nd Gobbler

From: writer
20-Apr-14
Nick...you live in Alaska now, the only state without a wild turkey season.

Therefore, please stay off this kind of stuff, and reserve your comments for boring things you are now more familiar with, like - caribou, dall sheep, sitka deer, black bears, grizzly bears, kodiak bears, moose, musk ox, wolves, lynx :-)

I guess you could go shoot a ptarmigan in full strut?

From: Nick Muche
20-Apr-14
Ha - Writer - I hear ya!

"Loud & Clear"

Headed to the Big Sky state in two weeks, can't wait --- Gobble Gobble

Then game time in AK :)

From: drycreek
20-Apr-14
And call it an albino turkey..........with wooly socks ?

From: rock50
21-Apr-14

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rock50's embedded Photo
Our local NWTF chapter used to do a booth at the Illinois Deer and Turkey Classic.

From: rock50
21-Apr-14

From: rock50
21-Apr-14

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21-Apr-14

DuckhunterBrad 's Link
I don't have any pictures of my mounts but I have been using Andy Cambell of Look Alive taxidermy near Seneca Missouri. He does incredible work! We'll worth the 2hr drive for me to take him birds.

From: writer
21-Apr-14
Atta man, Nick.

Marry the right woman and share living the dream.

You and Theresa Vail, (Miss Kansas) have been the most mature, level-headed mid-20-somethings I've ever met. Proud of you.

...but that pic of you with that steelhead last year still smarts, dude. I've been expecting the furry and antlered things, but fly-fishing that kind of fish...OUCH!

Amazing how wild turkey taxidermy has improved so much in the past 10-15 years. Some great mounts.

From: Ryman Cat
21-Apr-14

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Ryman Cat's embedded Photo
Very nice guys I never actually liked my mount was disappointed in it.LOL

From: Bullhound
21-Apr-14
bird from last year. pic isn't downloading.

From: Bullhound
21-Apr-14

Bullhound's embedded Photo
Bullhound's embedded Photo
try again

From: Rookie
21-Apr-14
I am loving the mid strut gobble poses!

From: tommygun
21-Apr-14

tommygun's MOBILE embedded Photo
tommygun's MOBILE embedded Photo

Did myself few years ago. Not bad for first time ever taxidermy project.

From: BowMad23
21-Apr-14

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Here is mine. I like a few of the other postures/poses on this thread a little better. Definitely some fantastic strutter taxidermy.

From: Moben
22-Apr-14

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Some thoughts from a guy with 40 years experience looking at turkey mounts. First, what do you want and how much are you willing to spend to get it? There are plenty of guys that will charge you a couple of hundred bucks and you will regret it every time you look at it. Find someone who does only turkeys and has been in business at least ten years. Be prepared to spend six to seven hundred dollars. On the mounts themselves, most have the wrong color blue on the head, have a shiny gloss finish on the head and legs, and not all of the feathers are in place. These points show inattention to detail or lack of experience If every detail is not perfect look someplace else or settle for less

From: Moben
22-Apr-14

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Moben's embedded Photo
All birds done by Hazel Creek Taxidermy.

From: Duke
22-Apr-14
Really like the roost gobbler, Moben. You also hit the nail on the head with your comments re cost and experience.

Never been a fan of the flying tom as it just isn't how I vision turkeys.

From: tobinsghost
23-Apr-14

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This is how he was lookin when I arrowed him with my Son in the blind next to me. 25.6# Nebraska bird.

From: tobinsghost
23-Apr-14

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tobinsghost's embedded Photo
Here's a different view.

From: bradbear
24-Apr-14
There are also A LOT of taxidermist that don't actually do there own birds. Hazel creek has a wholesale taxi price and they do lots of other taxidermist birds. My taxidermist does birds for a bunch of others. May be tough to get the true answer from your taxi but and not even necessarily anything wrong with them doing this. Just that you often pay a fair bit more then just going direct to the source. Just something else to consider.

From: Jasper
24-Apr-14
Dennis, you posted 2 pics back to back of birds gobbling on the roost, the pose I want. One has the feathers on the back and in front of the fan standing more upright making the bird look bigger. I like that best but am curious if its just personal preference or which one is more natural in reference to what a gobbling bird actually looks like. Also, do you use freeze dried heads? Thanks!

From: Dennis Razza
24-Apr-14
Jasper, personal preference..they can gobble without shingling the back feathers. I agree, they look much better with the back shingled. I use both freeze dried and cast heads. I like a cast head over a freeze dried. I paint the heads then I take off all the hairs on the original head and put on the cast with tweezers. This will eliminate any paint on the hair. All the birds I posted pictures of are cast.

From: jims
25-Apr-14
Dennis, I just put a post on taxidermy.net in the bird forums and got blasted that I was even considering putting time into a cast head! What do you use for putting the hairs back on cast heads? Do you have any pics of any closeups of cast vs freeze dried?

25-Apr-14

Rex Featherlin's embedded Photo
Rex Featherlin's embedded Photo
I wouldn't use the taxidermist that did this bird!! LOL!!!

From: Dennis Razza
25-Apr-14
Jims, I use tech bond and tweezers for gluing the hair on. I pull the hair out then put it in the same place on the cast.

I will post a few pics here to compare heads. There are good and bad cast and freeze dried heads out there. All I can say is when I have a top Quality freeze dried head and a top quality cast side by side in the studio my customers always pick the cast. I do offer both.

From: Dennis Razza
25-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Here's a freeze dried (left) and a cast (right) unpainted.

From: Dennis Razza
25-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Here's is the cast painted.

From: Dennis Razza
25-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Another angle of the cast head painted.

From: Shrewski
25-Apr-14

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Shrewski's embedded Photo

From: jims
25-Apr-14
Nice mounts! Dennis, which cast full strut heads do you normally use? The hair on the casts certainly adds a lot of realism!

25-Apr-14

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Golden Pyr 's embedded Photo
Nice work on the full bodied Strut ones

From: bearhunter
25-Apr-14

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From: Dennis Razza
26-Apr-14
Jim, PM sent.

From: Dennis Razza
26-Apr-14

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo

From: Hammer
26-Apr-14
Rex,

We did our own so we could use it as a decoy. It is hilarious looking but it works. I will try to remember to snap a pic of it soon so you can all laugh.

We blew a balloon up inside it and filled it with expanding foam insulation. It would have worked better had my buddy factored in that the foam would expand wayyyy more than he thought. It started to tear the hide apart. The biggest error was when I skinned the bird. I had never intended to keep the hide or to make a decoy so I was not careful.

We used a Jack head from a cheap foam decoy. lol..

Believe it or not it works great as a decoy. It looks like it has been fighting alot and lost. With a MACK truck that is. lol

If get a bird this year I am going to try again. I think after I do it a few times I could do a decent job. For a decoy I mean and not a trophy.

From: turkeyjim
23-Oct-15

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turkeyjim's MOBILE embedded Photo

one of my favorite mounts, it won First Place, Best of category and the Wild Turkey Federation Award at the Michigan Taxidermist Association Competition.

From: Bou'bound
23-Oct-15
the difference in quality of the heads is amazing above.

From: Windwalker
23-Oct-15

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Windwalker's embedded Photo
My taxidermist freeze dried this one's head. Also note the 5 nine inch beards and 1.25 inch spurs. In all my 50 years of turkey hunting I've never seen beards like this one had.

From: TKYSLAM
24-Oct-15

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TKYSLAM's embedded Photo

From: Hawkeye
24-Oct-15

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Hawkeye's embedded Photo

From: jims
24-Oct-15
Looking at all the turkey mounts already gets me pumped for next spring! Nice mounts guys!

From: bradbear
24-Oct-15
Trkyslam thought I recognized those birds from Chris's shop! Greta mount

From: TKYSLAM
24-Oct-15
Thanks bradbear. Chris does a hell of a job!

From: Katahdin
24-Oct-15

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I have a flying one coming soon.

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21-Jan-16

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21-Jan-16

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From: Bullhound
21-Jan-16

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from here

From: Bullhound
21-Jan-16

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to here

From: Bullhound
21-Jan-16

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Bullhound's embedded Photo
dif view

From: bradbear
21-Jan-16

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Here is my taxidermist Chris Dishler, natures own taxidermy, using his bird that win master's state champ in Ia, WI, MN as a decoy......it need a little repair work later

From: Wayniac
21-Jan-16

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Wayniac's embedded Photo

From: Dyjack
21-Jan-16
All of those are awesome, guys! Getting me pumped for the spring! Going to get one down this year, I can feel it!

From: bradbear
21-Jan-16

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Here is my taxidermist Chris Dishler, natures own taxidermy, using his bird that win master's state champ in Ia, WI, MN as a decoy......it need a little repair work later

Sorry double post

From: bradbear
21-Jan-16

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From: White Falcon
24-Jan-16

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White Falcon's embedded Photo
Bad pic, in corner.

From: Dennis Razza
24-Jan-16

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Finished this for a client few weeks ago.

From: Dennis Razza
03-Feb-16

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Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
Not a full body mount but a nice option.

From: ilandhunter
03-Feb-16

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ilandhunter's embedded Photo

From: Alabowma
03-Feb-16

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Alabowma's embedded Photo
Just missing one for my slam!

From: foxwillkill
04-Feb-16
This is not great picture but it is my favorite turkey mount. An old bearded hen and gobbler on same roost.

From: foxwillkill
04-Feb-16

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Sorry forgot the picture

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