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Jasper 05-Aug-15
MathewsMan 05-Aug-15
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No Mercy 06-Aug-15
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mn_archer 06-Aug-15
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Throck 06-Aug-15
hunterdad 06-Aug-15
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CTCrow 06-Aug-15
TXCO 06-Aug-15
Zebrakiller 07-Aug-15
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GhostBird 07-Aug-15
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TK 13-Aug-15
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From: Jasper
05-Aug-15
Trying to decide on forms/poses for shoulder mounts on eland, Impala, wildebeest, bushbuck, and waterbuck. Let's see what you've got. Have never had a wall pedestal mount....what do you guys have have them think? Thanks!

From: MathewsMan
05-Aug-15

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Of the species you requested I only have Impalas.

Here is a full Pedestal McKenzie RT form on my first African animal- a 26" archery Ram.

From: MathewsMan
05-Aug-15

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And a modified Wall Pedestal (my taxidermist rounded off the extended leg on my Black-faced Impala.

From: MathewsMan
05-Aug-15

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I am a huge fan of WP mounts. I don't really like them right next to another one, but if you mix it up I think it really adds to displaying your stuff.

Looking at this for my potential elk this fall when I finally put my tag on bull, check out Trufitts website they have some great forms.

From: GhostBird
06-Aug-15

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I like wall pedestal mounts. They look good mixed in with regular shoulder mounts. Here is a good example with my two Impalas. I would definitely get a wall pedestal mount on your Bushbuck.

From: GhostBird
06-Aug-15

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Here is a wall pedestal Nyala. A bushbuck mount like this would be nice.

From: coachwhip
06-Aug-15

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Mckenzie wall pedestal blue wildebeest

From: No Mercy
06-Aug-15

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Wall pedestal Warthog

From: coachwhip
06-Aug-15

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Waterbuck termite pedestal

From: No Mercy
06-Aug-15

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Here's my wildebeest with the above McKenzie form

From: No Mercy
06-Aug-15

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Impala wall pedestal and hartebeest

From: coachwhip
06-Aug-15

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Mystical self hovering impala wall pedestal! :)

From: No Mercy
06-Aug-15

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Kudu wall pedestal

From: coachwhip
06-Aug-15

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Kudu floor pedestal

From: mn_archer
06-Aug-15
They score warthogs? I guess you can put lipstick on a pig...

michael

From: coachwhip
06-Aug-15

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My personal favorite, Jett Forms gemsbok wall pedestal.

From: Throck
06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15

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06-Aug-15

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From: CTCrow
06-Aug-15
Man! Those are some nice mounts.

From: TXCO
06-Aug-15
I love wall pedestals and have had several done. They add a new dimension to the mounts. Some I do with a little scenery, some without. I like a little fake rock for mtn animals with a wall pedestal

From: Zebrakiller
07-Aug-15

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From: Zebrakiller
07-Aug-15
my next trip I want a red hartebeest Bad!!!!!

From: GhostBird
07-Aug-15

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... did someone say Red Hartebeest???

From: Zebrakiller
07-Aug-15
awesome ghostbird

From: TK
13-Aug-15

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From: Buffalo1
13-Aug-15
No Mercy- that is a pig man!! Congrats on a super trophy and nice mounts.

From: No Mercy
14-Aug-15
Thanks Buffalo.

From: Bou'bound
14-Aug-15
any one have pictures of their dik-dik mounted?

From: Dennis Razza
14-Aug-15

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From: Bou'bound
14-Aug-15
thanks Dennis I knew someone would a mount of one of those things.

From: MathewsMan
14-Aug-15
No offense Dennis but that is not a Dik Dik, it is a Steenbok.

From: Dennis Razza
14-Aug-15
I know... never said it was a dik- dik.

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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No Dik Diks here either..

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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more of my cave

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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I will be making room for a lifesize bushbuck, warthog coming out of his den and very big eland shoulder mount.

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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all by his lonesome

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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This one is just too perfect for this spot to move into my "Cave" for now.

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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for ottomans and shield I used up some old backskins

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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little guys are cool

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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My N American office is pretty crowded too.

From: AZ~Rich
14-Aug-15

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last one I promise

From: jstephens61
14-Aug-15

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My wildebeest with wal pedestal mount

From: jstephens61
14-Aug-15

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Same bull

15-Aug-15

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Nyala and Kudu

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From: GhostBird
15-Aug-15
Rich... how about a close-up photo of that shield.

That shield is way too cool & a great project for backskins.

From: AZ~Rich
15-Aug-15

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Yes, thanks, I was wondering what to do with my waterbuck backskin and voila this seemed to work. I made the frame from oak hardwood, routed (rounded) the corners steamed the two sides in a 4" PVC pipe and bowed them onto a jig to secure while they cooled. You only have a minute or two to do it out of the steam. I used kudu and waterbuck backskin cut into strips for lashing, Impala backskin (white belly) for the inset vertical ribbons woven on each side, Kudu tail spiraled at top with red hardebeest tail (black) spiraled on top of that. Finally the small tail dangling near the top is from my springbok. So, actually five species of antelope are incorporated.

It was patterned after Zulu shields which are made of hardened cowhide (rawhide) without an outside frame but hey, who cares. The lion spear I bought from a Masai warrior in Tanzania in 1974. I don't think they named their lions either, just killed them single-handed in order to enter into full manhood in that society.

From: AZ~Rich
15-Aug-15

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From: AZ~Rich
15-Aug-15

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ornamenal top from Zulu patterns made from Kudu and Hardebeest tails spiraled onto post plus springbok tail dangling

From: kota-man
15-Aug-15

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Here's a few of mine...

From: kota-man
15-Aug-15

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I wsan't going to shoot a Warthog, but couldn't pass this one up!

From: kota-man
15-Aug-15

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Nyala...

From: t-roy
15-Aug-15
Very nice mounts guys! Lots of good ideas for when I get my stuff back from this year's trip.

Kota.... Holy crap, that is one BIG warthog!!

From: GhostBird
15-Aug-15
... thanks Rich, I'm going to have to make me a shield. If my wife will let me... wow, I never say that... but, she really loves the backskins more than the mounts.

kota... what a HOG, WOW!!!

From: AZ~Rich
16-Aug-15

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That is a nice warthog for sure. I finally got a big old one last year which I don't think I'll ever top. Here he is before.

From: Cheque
16-Aug-15
If I ever make it to Africa I'm going to try and take one of those little steenbok. Everytime I see the miniature things I get fascinated all over again.

From: kscowboy
17-Aug-15
Cheque, just up the ante and go for the "Small Five". Species and countries I harvested them are below:

Duiker (Botswana and Zim) Steenbok (Botswana) Grysbok (Zim) Klipspringer (Zim) Oribi (Tanzania)

I completed mine (quest started in 2001) this last trip with my Oribi. Our PH, who is frequently on TV and often a panelist at conventions, was laughing his butt off about how he's "never spent so much f-ing time glassing Oribi on a safari". We got a great "bull" and then I had to focus on a "bull" Dik Dik. Yes, put one of those in the salt.

It really makes you appreciate the diversity of the continent. As a young child, I was always fascinated with my father's Duiker and I think that's were my little antelope passion began.

Appreciate everything you take over there. You never know when your best trophy of the entire trip is the one with 2" horns!

From: CTCrow
17-Aug-15
I'm jelous.

From: 1Arrow
29-Aug-15

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29-Aug-15

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