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Full body Doe mount?
Gonna head out this weekend, hopefully get a BIG doe. If it field dresses over 150 I think I’ll do a full body mount. Thoughts?
Why? If it was a match for an existing full bodied buck, maybe a unique piebald or maybe for educational purposes, I could see. But just to have a doe full body mounted??
Interesting.....maybe the mount could have a forefoot raised ready for an alert stomp...that's the way I remember does!! If you could add a concealed sound system with a few loud snorts even better!
150 lb doe in MN. Once in a lifetime. Good luck!
Have a lil cooler put in, have a tap installed and get a cold glass of doe milk right at ur recliner....
If you do, I’d suggest adding a little space near its nipples so you can place a bag of milk in there for coffee when your buddy stops by. He could milk it.
Great idea. If you’d enjoy it do it!!
Lifesize mounts usually take a habitat or a base at the very least. These mounts take up a lot of floor space unless you have a place to put it off the ground. Hope you have a plan.
I think you should do two or three or four or ....
^X2 on the floor space concern....I have a large bear in a full body, horizontal mount and it does take up some floor space. I have the base on rollers so I can move it around easier. If it was standing it might not take up much floor space.
Yes I will have to do some re-arranging with the wife's things...wish me luck. She is already upset about the shoulder mount I did with my cow elk. Might have to get creative.
Why not? We all bitch about how horn porn is going to end hunting. Appreciate each and EVERY animal you kill. How many of us have had a doe or lead cow elk ruin a hunt? A mature doe is harder to kill than a buck in rut. Do it!
DoeFever do you strictly hunt for does? Have you ever shot a buck, didn’t see any on your trophy page on your username link. Would love to see a picture of a big old Minnesota girl, or maybe a nice swamp donkey!
Rickie69, Yes I primarily hunt does. I’ll share a photo of the last buck I shot back in 06. Took this long nosed girl earlier this fall.
That’s a big old girl, congrats on the kill! Id guess she goes about 145-150LBS field dressed?
This is a strange thread....yet here I am. Carry on.
Seen some nice ones on the trail cam though. I have one I named Bertha that Im confident is 150
Great idea. Would be a great way to capture part of the hunt.
A doe hunt can be just as satisfying as killing a nice buck who has his dial set on stupid during the rut.
Not as strange of a thread as that deer milk thing that some of u alluded to. Now that was weird.
Well, as the old man said, "In this world, there's a butt for every seat".
All I care to comment on is that doe did not field dress 137 lbs
One year, one of the guys in our camp shot a doe that dressed about #165, IIRC.
Don’t think that was the same year that another guy got a buck that went about #235. Dressed.
They grow ‘em big up Nort’ deer, WV!!
Depends if u drained the milk when dressing her or if u left it sealed in. A gallon weighs a lil over 8 lbs u know...;^)
I saw huge one in Chisago Co. last weekend.Out of 4 deer the hunters were field dressing it was bigger than the bucks, I have harvested several near that weight further North in Pine co. Full body mount?? No I'll pass
You should do one where she is laying on her side showing her udders.
@ first I thought TBM... can't be, no hamblast on the doe. Feve, do you shoot them for the milk?
I've never even seen a 150# live weight doe so yeah, sounds reasonable.
Here’s a candidate for you. As a Canadian doe this tanker could be 200 live weight
How cool would it be to have a full body mount of a doe with a fawn nursing underneath?! Or maybe a buck mounting her?! I bet there are some guys on here who shoot a lot of bucks who would donate a body cape and antlers just for the novelty of it. I only shoot muleys anymore (taste way better) but I'd donate a muley buck body cape if you pay for the caping and shipping. How awesome would that be, a full mount of a muley mounting a whitetail! People might pay to come take a look at it.
Killed a doe weighed on certified scales that was 186#s dressed. DEC estimated she was 11.5 years old. Shawn
150 is definitely not out of the question in Minnesota
Man, you really do a have a thing with does...
yet to acquire the obsession with mounts, I have boiled and hung every buck skull on the garage wall, have 6 or so in the basement, 3 on plaques on the wall and 2 or 3 laying around, but the are all european and will likely be hung in the shop/garage when I have expired. I don't think anyone will keep a mount of mine in the house. I see mounts as a good thing only to those who killed it, and of little worth after that. If I had that amount of money burning a hole in my pocket, I would find a different place to distribute my wealth.
p.s. I would entertain the idea of learning a new skill so if the full body mount was so that I could learn taxidermy, I think I would be up for that. I love the challenge of learning new things, I would be thrilled to do it for the experience. Not sure what I would do with the mount once I was done? but would enjoy the process.
This thread has a creepy Epstein type feel to it. LOL.
Just curious, you do your own taxidermy? Go for it! One of the guys at "deer camp" shot a 140 dressed last week in east central Minnesota. Years ago I saw a big doe with a normal sized to compare with, they both had fawns. I let the smaller one go by and the big one took a different trail off the main trail and I ate tag soup that year!
Hmmm, yeah well...whatever makes you happy.
I’ve never mounted a doe but I think it would be hard to do with only the shoulders up. ;) Best of luck to you in your endeavors.
John- that video is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
John, that "video" does not show very much respect for the animals we hunt. NO respect at all to parade a killed animal like that. I know you will agree as will many others. my best, Paul
Lighten up Paul. Same with the “Yeti Falcon scooter” video you got your panties in a wad over.
No panties in a wad at all John, just some common sense and respect.
Paul you said the below about an obvious fake scooter parody video by Yeti. That is common since and not panties in a wad? LOL
Paul said “To me this scooter is not one of, even a good one. "get more people out into the out of doors". You got be be kidding! There is a good reason that more that half of the population is nearly to totally obese and have a hard time just walking around the block. Oh sure, now they can have a motor do it for them. Not on my agenda.”
Lighten up it is ok to smile once in a while.
I’m with Paul. Stuff like that doesn’t do any good. Hard to have a leg to stand on as hunters with people doing disrespectful things like that Facebook post. Bummer.
I am with Paul. Common sense is hard to come by these days.
common scents ain't so common anymore, and things are getting weird around here lately... on purpose? sick humor? hard to tell nowadays.
That’s the best part about someone’s space. They get to determine what to put in it or what is a waste
Didn't get her on a scale but she was a heck a drag! .
I do about 6-8 full doe mounts, all in small pieces in my three chest type freezers every year. Cost me only the electric to run them.
JTV y'alls Midwestern deer are HUGE!
Around here (Valley-and Ridge of Southwestern VA) a truly nice mature buck is 180# live weight. A big mature doe may hit 130# live weight.
In the Western Piedmont of Virginia in dairy and beef farming country you'll see a doe shading 150# LW but I've never actually weighed one that made that. A truly huge bodied buck in those areas may go a bit over 200# LW
I hear a lot about 150# does and 250# bucks but have never seen one on the scale.
Not full body but had this doe done as a shoulder mount to keep the boys happy
A wise old doe is very hard to take with a bow thats for darn sure..Ive taken many Northern Michigan bucks..For several years I tried to harvest an old Piebald Doe..She would never come into a baited location, nor allow her fawns to during daylight hours..She skirted every tree I tried to cut her off from....Though each and every day she would walk into my mothers yard for hand outs. I never tried nor attempted to harvest her until she reached 11 years old, this picture is when she was eleven She began limping due to her hooves growing so long they began over lapping each other. She was found dead at age 14 ..She had fawns until her last year..She bore twins nine years in a row...Most times twins...I would have had a full body mount on her...A mature doe is a exceptional trophy.
Bait ? Baited ?
all killed under bait?
Ive harvested many whitetail in fifteen different states..Spot and stalk. Glassing and stalking..Still hunting..Climbing stands on pinch points..Trail watching,,as well as over bait..Baiting is my least favorite, only because Im to lazy to carry bait through two miles of woods to reach my hunting area. I guess H.H. I really don't understand your reply.. I never snub anyone who hunts in their state under the regulations provided. To each their own as long as it is a legal harvesting method ...
Baiting is not hunting. Hurts the entire bow hunting pastime. What would P & Y say about taking a big California grizz over a doughnut barrel with a dead horse mixed in?
Im sure your a great stalker and can creep with the best snipers.
All B& C and P & Y should be mandatory none bait trophies period, if they are not already. The longer they wait with a policy letter the more we will pay in our pastime of hunting in America.
Not a hit on you persay.
Didn't read any other than the OP post. My thoughts...first of all you need the room for a full body. Second, it has to be, IMO, something really special for a full body. A 150# doe is not something "really special". Now...if it were an albino, leucistic or "colorful" piebald that may be worth consideration. Maybe that's just me....but whatever floats your boat and makes you happy.