Sitka Mountain Gear
2018 Whitetail Mount
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Hawkeye 28-Feb-19
Fuzz 28-Feb-19
t-roy 28-Feb-19
BigOzzie 28-Feb-19
Sawpilot75 28-Feb-19
Hawkeye 28-Feb-19
ROUGHCOUNTRY 28-Feb-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 28-Feb-19
Hawkeye 28-Feb-19
Charlie Rehor 28-Feb-19
Lee 28-Feb-19
mattandersen 28-Feb-19
Southern draw 28-Feb-19
Matt Rehor 28-Feb-19
TREESTANDWOLF 28-Feb-19
BigOk 28-Feb-19
kota-man 28-Feb-19
M.Pauls 01-Mar-19
Treeline 01-Mar-19
otcWill 01-Mar-19
TrapperKayak 01-Mar-19
Hawkeye 01-Mar-19
Hawkeye 01-Mar-19
Reaper04 01-Mar-19
Hawkeye 01-Mar-19
Reaper04 01-Mar-19
ROUGHCOUNTRY 01-Mar-19
Hawkeye 01-Mar-19
Timbow 02-Mar-19
'Ike' (Phone) 02-Mar-19
Busta'Ribs 02-Mar-19
Bou'bound 02-Mar-19
buck 02-Mar-19
Alexis Desjardins 02-Mar-19
Dennis Razza 03-Mar-19
SteveB 03-Mar-19
From: Hawkeye
28-Feb-19

Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Hawkeye's embedded Photo
I picked up my 2018 whitetail last night and got it up despite my two boys running around like 'ankle-biters'!

Haven't had a mount that we left the shredded bark on but I love the look. In the middle of a brutal Iowa winter so I thought I'd share while I nurse my cabin blues ;)

Hope you are all well.

From: Fuzz
28-Feb-19
Great mount and great buck! Congrats!

From: t-roy
28-Feb-19
Looks great, Eyad! Like the shredded bark look as well. Super fast on the turnaround from the taxidermist. For an even more realistic look, I’d suggest leaving some preacher’s lice in the ears on the next one ;-)

From: BigOzzie
28-Feb-19
nice buck love the kicker points oz

From: Sawpilot75
28-Feb-19
Love it! Great looking buck.

From: Hawkeye
28-Feb-19
Preacher's lice.. knew I missed something! Always can count on you T-roy ;) Ha ha.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
28-Feb-19
Very nice, clean mount Hawkeye! I used to compete in taxidermy competitions and took finishing classes from Joe Meder once upon a time:) The ear butts are positioned correctly with nice cartilage and muscle features. (not too big and not too small) The brisket area isn't pulled to one side or stretched across the arm pits which is a very common mistake even on mounts that most people rave over. The eye work looks good although I can't see the detail in the photo. With the other items in order, it's easy to assume the textured nose and nostrils and eye detail are great too. The bark in the bases is a nice touch to keep things natural. It takes a little extra care when cleaning and boiling the skulls to keep it intact. Give your taxidermist my compliments and btw, the deer form looks like a Joe Meder series form.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
28-Feb-19
Looks great Hawkeye!

From: Hawkeye
28-Feb-19
Thanks guys:) Roughcountry--great info as didn't know those things. Ironically, Joe Meder did the mount and has done most of the critters I have on the wall. Small world.

28-Feb-19
Wowser! Iowa brutes are fantastic.

PS: I meticulously pick out every bit of tree bark in the antlers. Ha Ha!

From: Lee
28-Feb-19
Too funny, Charlie! I love the bark mashed into the creases myself! Looks great, Hawkeye. Awesome and great looking mount!

Lee

From: mattandersen
28-Feb-19
Looks awesome! Love the bark in the antlers and his eyes look amazing! Congrats on a magnificent buck!

28-Feb-19
Congrats that’s a great looking mount!

From: Matt Rehor
28-Feb-19
Looks great!!!

28-Feb-19
I've left the bark on a few also, very nice mount Hawkeye, the eye set is perfect. - R

From: BigOk
28-Feb-19
Looks great!!

From: kota-man
28-Feb-19
Great looking buck/mount Eyad...

From: M.Pauls
01-Mar-19
Great buck and beautiful mount, congrats

From: Treeline
01-Mar-19
Very pretty buck! Love that mass and the character! Looks awesome up there on the wall for sure! Congratulations!

From: otcWill
01-Mar-19
Looks great!

From: TrapperKayak
01-Mar-19
Beautiful buck. Thanks for posting. As well, what is that fat webby one in the lower right corner? Got a pic of that one too?

From: Hawkeye
01-Mar-19

Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Thanks guys. Trapper-that is Palmy...one of my favorite bucks and a cool story behind him. I'll post a couple pics here.

From: Hawkeye
01-Mar-19

Hawkeye's embedded Photo
Hawkeye's embedded Photo

From: Reaper04
01-Mar-19
the two pedestal mounts to the right of your picture, do you make those stands or buy them?

From: Hawkeye
01-Mar-19
Reaper--Joe Meder got them for me from McKenzie I believe.

From: Reaper04
01-Mar-19
Hawkeye, thanks! Just looking at possibilities for the future. btw love the room!

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
01-Mar-19
Hawkeye...….

If you have time, you should post a close up photo of the eye/tear duct and the nostril. I will comment on it after you post to point out some features to look for. It may cause some others to cringe at the work they've been having done, but what the hay?

From: Hawkeye
01-Mar-19
Thanks! All of them.....except one over beans ;)

From: Timbow
02-Mar-19
Great deer and excellent taxidermy work!

02-Mar-19
Very cool...

From: Busta'Ribs
02-Mar-19
Looking a little tight in there E, somebody needs a bigger boat. Great bucks.

From: Bou'bound
02-Mar-19
Great deer and excellent story about him you wrote

From: buck
02-Mar-19
nice buck!

02-Mar-19
Nice buck there congrats.

From: Dennis Razza
03-Mar-19
Very nice. Looks like you need to add another wall. Some great trophies you have.

From: SteveB
03-Mar-19
Love it!

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