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MW66 14-Sep-18
MW66 14-Sep-18
MW66 14-Sep-18
APauls 14-Sep-18
Shawn 14-Sep-18
XbowfromNY 14-Sep-18
buzz mc 14-Sep-18
BOWNBIRDHNTR 14-Sep-18
bdfrd24v 14-Sep-18
Bou'bound 15-Sep-18
Slate 15-Sep-18
MW66 16-Sep-18
Keefers 26-Sep-18
Trial153 26-Sep-18
Scoot 26-Sep-18
From: MW66
14-Sep-18

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Two year's ago I was lucky enough to connect with this Iowa beauty on the first morning of my week long bow hunt. Unfortunately, he has a few battle scars, but since the outfitter had a trailcam picture of him in velvet, I knew I could make a pretty good match. I bought some thin wire from my local HD store, used some epoxy to set it in place, a little Apoxie Sculpt to form the tines around the wire. Finally, the artistic part is blending it in using a variety of acrylics.

From: MW66
14-Sep-18

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From: MW66
14-Sep-18

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From: APauls
14-Sep-18
I once left a rack outside for the bugs to work on and take "the easy route." Well mice chewed a tine off, so I did a similar thing like you. You did a real fine job. I could never put tine on that wasn't there when I killed him, but that's a personal thing. Nice work, you really can't tell!

From: Shawn
14-Sep-18
To each their own but I would want to keep the rack as it was when I killed the deer. Nice job by the way, just not for me. Shawn

From: XbowfromNY
14-Sep-18
100% agree with Shawn. Great work, but I could never do it. Every broken antler buck I shot is left as is. Only way I would put something back on is if he died on rocks or something and broke after kill shot somehow and was laying there.

From: buzz mc
14-Sep-18
That looks good!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
14-Sep-18
Great job. My wife killed a nice buck with a broken brow tine. I had trail cam pics and had him fixed by the taxidermist. No regrets at all. Some people like the scratches and dents on their cars, I prefer to get those fixed too. It's all a personal preference with no right or wrong choice.

Now if you are taking your 120" buck and adding 50" or putting a Ferrari emblem on the Ford Pinto then you may have an ego problem.

From: bdfrd24v
14-Sep-18
I’ve fixed some and let some go as they were. No regrets either way. In fact I’d fix them it if I had good pics of the buck every time.

Nice work! From the pics I wouldn’t know at all that a repair had been done.

From: Bou'bound
15-Sep-18
Well fixed

From: Slate
15-Sep-18
Very nice well done.

From: MW66
16-Sep-18
Thanks for the comments. I get it.....it's a personal preference whether to fix or not. There are others that I left as is. However, since I had a trailcam picture, I felt this guy was too pretty not to put back to his original form. Good luck to all.

From: Keefers
26-Sep-18

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My 2017 buck has several with chips but I just want to keep it as is!

From: Trial153
26-Sep-18
nicely done

From: Scoot
26-Sep-18
Well done

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