Sitka Mountain Gear
Mount is done!
cougar
Contributors to this thread:
Stekewood 20-Dec-19
Stekewood 20-Dec-19
Stekewood 20-Dec-19
Stekewood 20-Dec-19
Stekewood 20-Dec-19
JohnMC 20-Dec-19
Bou'bound 20-Dec-19
BigStriper 20-Dec-19
smarba 20-Dec-19
Brian M. 20-Dec-19
Aubs8 20-Dec-19
dirtclod Az. 20-Dec-19
yeager 20-Dec-19
Matt 20-Dec-19
JW 20-Dec-19
Hawkeye 20-Dec-19
casekiska 20-Dec-19
Fields 20-Dec-19
Kodiak 20-Dec-19
Rob in VT 20-Dec-19
Stoneman 20-Dec-19
Schmitty78 20-Dec-19
Marty 20-Dec-19
Franklin 20-Dec-19
BIG BEAR 20-Dec-19
StickFlicker 20-Dec-19
bentshaft 20-Dec-19
TREESTANDWOLF 20-Dec-19
t-roy 20-Dec-19
Sawpilot75 20-Dec-19
wooddamon1 20-Dec-19
Overland 20-Dec-19
SBH 20-Dec-19
BULELK1 21-Dec-19
altitude sick 21-Dec-19
Elite 1 21-Dec-19
Steve Leffler 21-Dec-19
dakotaduner 21-Dec-19
Stekewood 21-Dec-19
Zebrakiller 21-Dec-19
Treeline 21-Dec-19
Shug 21-Dec-19
Rgiesey 21-Dec-19
rooster 22-Dec-19
Smtn10PT 22-Dec-19
wyobullshooter 22-Dec-19
Keefers 22-Dec-19
Mad Trapper 23-Dec-19
TrapperKayak 23-Dec-19
midwest 23-Dec-19
VogieMN 23-Dec-19
Paul@thefort 23-Dec-19
Wayniac 23-Dec-19
BagginBigguns 23-Dec-19
standswittaknife 23-Dec-19
Slate 23-Dec-19
South Farm 23-Dec-19
PECO 23-Dec-19
Scoot 23-Dec-19
Busta'Ribs 23-Dec-19
NoWiser 23-Dec-19
axle2axle 23-Dec-19
BowJangles 23-Dec-19
Bake 23-Dec-19
Maverick7 23-Dec-19
Busta'Ribs 23-Dec-19
Scar Finga 23-Dec-19
Hitchcockhntr 23-Dec-19
N-idaho 23-Dec-19
Duke 24-Dec-19
bowhunter24 24-Dec-19
Beav 24-Dec-19
ki-ke 24-Dec-19
Alexis Desjardins 24-Dec-19
varmint101 30-Dec-19
JB 30-Dec-19
drycreek 31-Dec-19
bill v 31-Dec-19
luckydraw 31-Dec-19
Southern draw 31-Dec-19
From: Stekewood
20-Dec-19
Always exciting to get the news that a mount is completed and ready to be picked up, especially when its accompanied by pics like these. Absolutely thrilled with how it turned out and can't wait to see it in person. Nevada mountain lion that I took with Canyon's West. Mounted by Jim Kelly in Ringoes, NJ.

From: Stekewood
20-Dec-19

From: Stekewood
20-Dec-19

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From: Stekewood
20-Dec-19

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From: Stekewood
20-Dec-19

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The eyes actually shine like a real cats when hit with a flashlight or camera flash.

From: JohnMC
20-Dec-19
Looks great! Those first two pics must be an optical illusion. Because they look like about the same angle but head looks turn back a lot more in second picture. Had to look at them for a while to figure out.

From: Bou'bound
20-Dec-19
Beautiful cat. Wow

From: BigStriper
20-Dec-19
You sure that that things still not alive, looks real nice. Just don't put it in your bedroom and have to wake up to that sight.LOL.

Kurt

From: smarba
20-Dec-19
Fantastic! I'm not a fan of the snarling full on attack mode pose, so I think yours turned out great!

From: Brian M.
20-Dec-19
That looks fantastic.

From: Aubs8
20-Dec-19
One of the nicest I have seen! Congratulations!

From: dirtclod Az.
20-Dec-19
Great looking Cat!Congratulations.

From: yeager
20-Dec-19
Congratulations.......beautiful looking mount!

From: Matt
20-Dec-19
Nice looking cat mount, they are unfortunately very hard to come by. Congratulations.

From: JW
20-Dec-19
Great looking mount! I leave for my first cat hunt in 3 weeks!

From: Hawkeye
20-Dec-19
Congrats. Beautiful mount.

From: casekiska
20-Dec-19
Absolutely gorgeous mount! Well done!

From: Fields
20-Dec-19
stunning

From: Kodiak
20-Dec-19
Amazing, it looks absolutely alive. Never seen better work.

From: Rob in VT
20-Dec-19
That’s beautiful! Bet you are happy it didn’t turn out looking like a cartoon character :^)

From: Stoneman
20-Dec-19
That will be fun to look at years to come. Nice Lion.

From: Schmitty78
20-Dec-19
Awesome looking cat!

From: Marty
20-Dec-19
Wow! Looks great!

From: Franklin
20-Dec-19
Very nice....I`m tired of seeing the "viscous snarl" mounts. Great choice.

From: BIG BEAR
20-Dec-19
FANTASTIC !!!!

From: StickFlicker
20-Dec-19
That's as nice a lion mount as I've ever seen, great job. Lions are perhaps the most difficult of all the NA species to get to look right. I'm surprised a taxidermist in NJ would have had enough practice at it to get that good.

From: bentshaft
20-Dec-19
Nice!

20-Dec-19
Great looking mount.

From: t-roy
20-Dec-19
Congrats on an incredible mount!

From: Sawpilot75
20-Dec-19
That is incredible! Gorgeous mount!

From: wooddamon1
20-Dec-19
Nice!

From: Overland
20-Dec-19
Your taxidermist surely got that right! Tip him well, he did what few are able to. You can display that proudly for the rest of your life.

From: SBH
20-Dec-19
Looks like a picture of a live animal. That’s really neat. Enjoy!

From: BULELK1
21-Dec-19
On many FB mounts the face can make or break the look of the mount and yours is simply amazing!!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

21-Dec-19
Nice taxidermy work.

From: Elite 1
21-Dec-19
Your taxidermist nailed the look very natural very nice

21-Dec-19
Beautiful! Congrats.

21-Dec-19
Wow Steke. ! That is beautiful.

From: dakotaduner
21-Dec-19
incredible work, very lifelike

From: Stekewood
21-Dec-19
Thanks guys!

From: Zebrakiller
21-Dec-19
perfect!

From: Treeline
21-Dec-19
Beautiful lion mount! Congratulations!

I kind of regret not doing a life size mount on a lion... That mount makes me want to go get another one!

From: Shug
21-Dec-19
Jim is a talented artist... And a hell of a nice guy

From: Rgiesey
21-Dec-19
Mount really looks good!

From: rooster
22-Dec-19
Very nice. Cats seem to be some of the most challenging mounts. I've seen very few that life like.

From: Smtn10PT
22-Dec-19
Very very nice mount! Making me reconsider what I'd do with a cat of my own.

22-Dec-19
Wow! Impressive doesn’t even come close to describing that mount! Congrats!

From: Keefers
22-Dec-19
Love to have that cat standing by my F 250 to keep the neighbors cat-off my truck at night .Dang things have scratched the heck out of it .Good mount there.

From: Mad Trapper
23-Dec-19
Outstanding mount!

From: TrapperKayak
23-Dec-19
That's one of the most life-like and well done mounts I've ever seen.

From: midwest
23-Dec-19
Fantastic mount! Cats have to be one of the most difficult to get right and your taxi nailed it!

From: VogieMN
23-Dec-19
Absolutely gorgeous mount!

From: Paul@thefort
23-Dec-19
Nice in deed. Lots of great memories there. my best, Paul

From: Wayniac
23-Dec-19
Great cat & awesome mount - congrats on both!

23-Dec-19
Not many cat mounts turn out well. This is an exceptional exception to the rule, IMO. Awesome mount!

23-Dec-19
wow very well done.... cat's are the hardest animal to have mounted imo... mine came out good but not great. This is fantastic.

From: Slate
23-Dec-19
Beauty

From: South Farm
23-Dec-19
I hope you tipped him well because he nailed it! Best cat mount I've ever seen! Just about ever cat mount I've ever seen there's always something, some little thing that just ain't quite right, usually the eyes, but not yours. Looks like it could drop down and eat ya!

From: PECO
23-Dec-19
Awesome!

From: Scoot
23-Dec-19
Pretty darn spectacular!

From: Busta'Ribs
23-Dec-19
Steve, your cat looks spectacular. “Not many cat mounts turn out well”, “ mine came out good but not great”, “Just about ever cat mount I've ever seen there's always something, some little thing that just ain't quite right”. All those comments above are spot on when it comes to Cougar mounts. When I killed my lion in Alberta with Byron Stewart, he did everything he could to convince me to use his recommended taxidermist, Phil Soucy. And for good reason, Phil is considered by many “in the know” guys to be the best Cougar taxidermist on the planet. But my taxidermist is also Jim Kelly of Ringoes New Jersey. Same guy that mounted Stekwood’s cat above. And my cat mount looks equally as beautiful. It’s no accident Steve’s cat turned out so good. But Jim is no Cougar expert, he’s just a flat out expert. Everything he mounts looks like it’s gonna jump off the wall. Like every master artist, he’s also bat-shit crazy (in a nose-to-the-grindstone, do it all himself, work 100 hours a week in his little basement shop kinda way), but he really is the absolute best of the best. Jim is very low profile but he’s finally started to get the attention he deserves, and his back log of life size orders of game taken all over the world has grown to a point that is really making him nuts. But his work is just impeccable and I’m lucky he’s only a few miles away. He ships just about anywhere so if you find yourself with that trophy of a lifetime someday and only the best will do you should consider him.

From: NoWiser
23-Dec-19
Wow! I've seen very few cat mounts that impressed me. Yours is beautiful.

From: axle2axle
23-Dec-19
Pretty darn cool. Very realistic! Kevin

From: BowJangles
23-Dec-19
Unreal! I leave for Utah next Tuesday for my first cat hunt. It took me about 30 seconds of reading before I called Jim and left a message. Phenomenal work!

From: Bake
23-Dec-19
That's an awesome looking mount! And I LOVE the pose. I'm not a fan of the snarling poses, nor of any pose where the ass of the animal is above the head. . . . I just prefer a head up pose. Great mount

From: Maverick7
23-Dec-19
Jim is the best in the business. His work is impeccable because he cares and make sure all the little details are done. Not to mention one of the most honest, hardworking and nicest person you can meet. You want your trophy to look alive he’s your guy!!!

From: Busta'Ribs
23-Dec-19
It’s a Jim Kelly Love-Fest for Christmas. Too bad he got banned from the Bowsite!

From: Scar Finga
23-Dec-19
^^^^ Didn't Know That^^^^

great cat and a beautiful mount, you can and should be proud!

If I ever take a cat, I want a lying pose on a wall mounted log that I finish. I just want a relaxed cat, just like I try to be... LOL!

23-Dec-19
I’ve had two cats done by Jim and they bring me right back to the moment I was under the tree. His work is flawless!

From: N-idaho
23-Dec-19
i Have treed more cats than I can remember and that one looks very real to me. Nice mount

From: Duke
24-Dec-19
Cat mounts are difficult, however your taxidermist nailed it on this one... A very natural look to go with a nice specimen. Eyes are cool.

From: bowhunter24
24-Dec-19
Awesome looking mount now some speakers with a remote control and a cougar scream would run most anyone right back out of your house!

From: Beav
24-Dec-19
Beautiful! Looks like a live cat. Congrats on the cat and also on choosing the right taxidermist.

From: ki-ke
24-Dec-19
Fantastic mount!

24-Dec-19
Looks great congrats

From: varmint101
30-Dec-19
Wow!

From: JB
30-Dec-19
Very impressive! That is a great looking cat!!

From: drycreek
31-Dec-19
Beautiful cat mount, habitat included !

From: bill v
31-Dec-19
Wow Steve. That’s awesome

From: luckydraw
31-Dec-19
Congrads Stekewood Jim is the Best Like Busta said Doesn't matter what he mounts he will make sure it right. He's done 3 diff animals for me and all are Beautiful.

31-Dec-19
Great looking Taxidermy work

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