Stick and String Outfitters
Got my mount back!
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Horn Donkey 20-Mar-19
Southern draw 20-Mar-19
sdkhunter 20-Mar-19
'Ike' 20-Mar-19
Dale06 20-Mar-19
DoorKnob 20-Mar-19
wyobullshooter 20-Mar-19
GhostBird 20-Mar-19
ElkNut1 20-Mar-19
mrelite 20-Mar-19
Ucsdryder 20-Mar-19
Boreal 20-Mar-19
Kodiak 20-Mar-19
Kodiak 20-Mar-19
Whocares 20-Mar-19
Bowboy 20-Mar-19
t-roy 20-Mar-19
Scar Finga 20-Mar-19
Jasper 20-Mar-19
Overland 20-Mar-19
Franklin 20-Mar-19
Treeline 20-Mar-19
Mad Trapper 21-Mar-19
Shug 21-Mar-19
Hawkeye 21-Mar-19
12yards 21-Mar-19
Mark Watkins 21-Mar-19
Horn Donkey 21-Mar-19
adogg437 21-Mar-19
Chasin Bugles 21-Mar-19
OFFHNTN 21-Mar-19
APauls 21-Mar-19
Bou'bound 21-Mar-19
Horn Donkey 22-Mar-19
Slate 23-Mar-19
Highway Star 23-Mar-19
LUNG$HOT 23-Mar-19
otcWill 23-Mar-19
BULELK1 24-Mar-19
From: Horn Donkey
20-Mar-19

Horn Donkey's embedded Photo
My neighbor helping me out. He's 6' 2" for reference. This thing is HUUUUUGGGGE!
Horn Donkey's embedded Photo
My neighbor helping me out. He's 6' 2" for reference. This thing is HUUUUUGGGGE!
Horn Donkey's embedded Photo
Bottom of the stairs
Horn Donkey's embedded Photo
Bottom of the stairs
Horn Donkey's embedded Photo
Did you really let this thing in the house? Says my bulldog to my wife.
Horn Donkey's embedded Photo
Did you really let this thing in the house? Says my bulldog to my wife.

Horn Donkey's Link
Got to briefly remember what it was like on Christmas morning when I was 6 years old. The delivery company showed up at 9:00pm and delivered my bull. Action Taxidermy in Gypsum Colorado did an exceptionally good job. Eric and Carla run a very professional service, and I think provided excellent service of the meat and mount. http://actiontaxidermy.com/

Link to the story

He's got a busted right second, right 5th, left 4th, left 5th. A damn warrior.

20-Mar-19
Congrats!

From: sdkhunter
20-Mar-19
Very nice! I wish I had a nice high ceiling area to hang an elk like that...

From: 'Ike'
20-Mar-19
Perfect...

From: Dale06
20-Mar-19
Nice elk and great taxidermy!

From: DoorKnob
20-Mar-19
This is why peeps add on a trophy room.

20-Mar-19
Nice! You’ll enjoy reliving the “moment” every time you look at him!

From: GhostBird
20-Mar-19
Looks great. Congratulations.

From: ElkNut1
20-Mar-19
Very nice sir. Looks great, you'll enjoy the memories for years to come!

ElkNut/Paul

From: mrelite
20-Mar-19
Looks great in the staircase!

From: Ucsdryder
20-Mar-19
That staircase was made for that mount! Looks great!

From: Boreal
20-Mar-19
Great mount. Looks perfect there.

From: Kodiak
20-Mar-19

Kodiak  's embedded Photo
Kodiak  's embedded Photo
Looks great.

From: Kodiak
20-Mar-19

Kodiak  's embedded Photo
Kodiak  's embedded Photo

From: Whocares
20-Mar-19
Very nice! Something to be proud of and remind you of the fun!

From: Bowboy
20-Mar-19
Very nice mount!

From: t-roy
20-Mar-19
Looks great. Congrats!

Hanging those big mounts usually makes for some interesting situations when getting them hung up for sure!

From: Scar Finga
20-Mar-19
Excellent Man, looks great and nice looking pup as well!

Congratulations!

From: Jasper
20-Mar-19
Looks great man! Congratulations!

From: Overland
20-Mar-19
Really nice mount and great placement!

From: Franklin
20-Mar-19
Time to tell the wife the artwork is killing the ambiance....the Canals of Venice just don`t go with a elk head.

From: Treeline
20-Mar-19
Great bill and even better story to go with it! Congratulations!

From: Mad Trapper
21-Mar-19
Nice!

From: Shug
21-Mar-19
Nice

From: Hawkeye
21-Mar-19
Looks awesome! Congrats:)

From: 12yards
21-Mar-19
Very nice!

From: Mark Watkins
21-Mar-19
Awesome bull and mount!

Congrats!!!

Mark

From: Horn Donkey
21-Mar-19

Horn Donkey's Link
So I've answered some PM's and figured for posterity I would put some details for those getting ready to hang their first elk mount.

What did I hang it on? I was extremely lucky that where I wanted to hang him was right on a stud. I cut a piece of 1/4" PVC board and secured it to the wall with 3" #12 screws. With 50% of their length in the stud, they are rated to hold 1,400 LBS. I left the top screw out 1/2" and hung the mount on this screw.

The mount is a McKenzie offset left semi-sneak position.

If you are trying to estimate the space needed, my mount is exactly 5' 3" from the very bottom to the tip of his sword point. He's no monster so you very well may need more. From the wall to the tip of his nose is 44".

Franklin -- Lol. The funny part of the story with the canals of Venice is that the WIFE wants them gone now. She said the exact same thing. My cousin is an artist and I'm looking at one of her paintings. Link included.

Scar Finga -- Thanks. The pup is an American Bulldog that we rescued after my black lab died. He's a character for sure. The elk sat in the living room for a day and I doubt he moved more than 4 feet from it that whole time.

t-roy -- Hanging this joker was a bit more of a job than I reckoned on. My neighbor in the picture and I thought we could get it just the two of us. We both went up the ladder with him and then quickly realized that the majority of the weight on the mount resides at the furthest point from the wall (the head). So even though it only weighs 50 lbs., with two dudes holding him at the shoulder, the nose wants to dive straight to the ground. Luckily I've got a real woman. She jumped in and held the nose up while we got it mounted. Naturally, she gave us a bunch of S**t about how it took a woman to get it mounted.

treeline -- thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed the story!

Kodiak -- thanks for setting those pictures right side up for me. For some reason the image tools only work on the first image posted.

UCS -- that staircase has been waiting for him for a long time. The pictures don't do it justice. He just looks awesome. My bedroom door is right at the top of the stairs, so the first thing I see every morning is my elk. My family thinks I'm loosing my marbles because I've been sitting at the top of the staircase with a bourbon drink just staring at him. It's damn good motivation for this year!

From: adogg437
21-Mar-19
Great Bull! Congrats, Looks great.

21-Mar-19
Cool bull, looks great!

From: OFFHNTN
21-Mar-19
CONGRATS! Great mount and bull!

From: APauls
21-Mar-19
Ha! Nice! Sounds like you've got the right kind of wife! Congrats on the bull!

EDIT: I went and read the story and what a FANTASTIC story!!!!

From: Bou'bound
21-Mar-19
Great mount

From: Horn Donkey
22-Mar-19
Adam Pauls -- Thanks so much for reading the story. I appreciate the compliment.

Thanks all for taking a look. This elk represents the culmination of a decade of hopes, dreams, sweat, obsession, and overall joy of being in the mountains. Many who were kind enough to comment here are perennially successful hunting elk with a bow, and it is a dream come true to be a part of that extremely small cohort of hunters however briefly.

Good luck in your draws this year and I hope to see your successes splashed across my computer screen in the fall.

From: Slate
23-Mar-19
Beautiful and your dog is the best lol

From: Highway Star
23-Mar-19
Nice and I love the unique point on the left.

From: LUNG$HOT
23-Mar-19
Nice bull. The look on doggies face is classic.

From: otcWill
23-Mar-19
Very nice. Something to be proud of

From: BULELK1
24-Mar-19
What a dandy Bull.

He looks perfect right there.

Congrats man

Good luck, Robb

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