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Taxidermy Arrived Today - Action Scene
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Contributors to this thread:
Spiral Horn 21-Mar-20
Ken Taylor 21-Mar-20
elkmtngear 21-Mar-20
altitude sick 21-Mar-20
Southern draw 21-Mar-20
JohnMC 21-Mar-20
ryanrc 21-Mar-20
Dennis Razza 21-Mar-20
Huntcell 21-Mar-20
Lee 21-Mar-20
huntnmuleys 21-Mar-20
LWood 21-Mar-20
Bou'bound 21-Mar-20
Ken 21-Mar-20
Bowbender 21-Mar-20
oldrecurveman 21-Mar-20
Paul@thefort 21-Mar-20
GhostBird 21-Mar-20
Two Feathers 21-Mar-20
Drahthaar 21-Mar-20
White Falcon 21-Mar-20
Buffalo1 21-Mar-20
Ucsdryder 21-Mar-20
RK 21-Mar-20
Spiral Horn 21-Mar-20
RK 21-Mar-20
SBH 21-Mar-20
woodguy65 21-Mar-20
Bowboy 21-Mar-20
Willy reed 21-Mar-20
Willy reed 21-Mar-20
billc 21-Mar-20
Rob in VT 21-Mar-20
Bowfinatic 21-Mar-20
Bushwacker 22-Mar-20
BULELK1 22-Mar-20
Spiral Horn 22-Mar-20
altitude sick 22-Mar-20
bghunter 22-Mar-20
Scoot 22-Mar-20
wildwilderness 22-Mar-20
APauls 22-Mar-20
drycreek 22-Mar-20
Cliffhanger 22-Mar-20
Heat 22-Mar-20
kota-man 22-Mar-20
MarkU 22-Mar-20
Mad Trapper 23-Mar-20
BO-N-ARO 23-Mar-20
AZ~Rich 23-Mar-20
Spiral Horn 23-Mar-20
Trial153 23-Mar-20
bowhunter24 23-Mar-20
From: Spiral Horn
21-Mar-20

Spiral Horn's embedded Photo
Spiral Horn's embedded Photo
Took these critters in the Luangwa Valley Zambia. Pretty excited about this mount.

From: Ken Taylor
21-Mar-20
That may be the best "residential / personal" taxidermy scene I've ever seen.

From: elkmtngear
21-Mar-20
Amazing creation, Wow !

21-Mar-20
Great looking leopard

Any trouble getting the Hyena into US

21-Mar-20
That’s a great job !

From: JohnMC
21-Mar-20
Awesome!

From: ryanrc
21-Mar-20
Awesome

From: Dennis Razza
21-Mar-20
Nice

From: Huntcell
21-Mar-20
That’s really an attention getter!

That the cleanest most well groomed hyena I have ever seen . I bet it doesn’t smell either. There just foul nasty critters.

From: Lee
21-Mar-20
That is awesome!!

From: huntnmuleys
21-Mar-20
Wow that’s amazing!!

From: LWood
21-Mar-20
Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

From: Bou'bound
21-Mar-20
Don’t see many hyena that well done. Often messed up badly. Great work

From: Ken
21-Mar-20
Amazing!

From: Bowbender
21-Mar-20
That is just awesome!!

21-Mar-20
You sir have been living the dream, kudos to your taxidermist & you obviously have a very understanding wife.

From: Paul@thefort
21-Mar-20
Well, that is surely special. Nicely done both hunt and artest. my best, Paul

From: GhostBird
21-Mar-20
That looks great!!!

From: Two Feathers
21-Mar-20
That is just outstanding. All of them look so nice.

From: Drahthaar
21-Mar-20
Christmas in March. Awesome. Forrest

From: White Falcon
21-Mar-20
Very very nice!

From: Buffalo1
21-Mar-20
That is a fantastic piece of art. Nicely done. Congrats on some super trophies.

From: Ucsdryder
21-Mar-20
Speechless

From: RK
21-Mar-20
Spiral. Very nice mount

Were you able to take the Leopard and Hyena with your bow?

From: Spiral Horn
21-Mar-20
Everything taken with an arrow.

From: RK
21-Mar-20
Super awesome !!! Thanks

From: SBH
21-Mar-20
No doubt, that is incredible. Lucky guy to have that to remember your hunt by. Very cool!!

From: woodguy65
21-Mar-20
Wow - very nice!

From: Bowboy
21-Mar-20
Wow that's nice!

From: Willy reed
21-Mar-20

From: Willy reed
21-Mar-20
How did you hunt the hyena?

From: billc
21-Mar-20
very nice a scene that has happen a few times in the wild I am sure. All bow trophys to is amazing. Who did you hunt with if I may ask? was is Ph middleton

From: Rob in VT
21-Mar-20
Sweet!

21-Mar-20
Special mount no doubt!

From: Bushwacker
22-Mar-20
Beautiful mount, from design, layout, and attention to detail from top to bottom. Very nice!

From: BULELK1
22-Mar-20
My Heck!!

That is so kool looking

Congrats,

Robb

From: Spiral Horn
22-Mar-20
The inspiration for this mount - on day seven about an hour before dark this leopard and a hyena had a face-off at the base of our tree. ~30 minutes later my 125gr QAD Exodus found its mark. Been on adventures covering six continents - this one was truly special, in the breathtaking beauty of an isolated region of Wild Africa, in an area known as “the Valley of the Leopards.”

This was my fourth Leopard Hunt. I’m certain bigpizzaman can relate. Came within a whisker on hunts 2 & 3, but no dice. Taking a Leopard with an arrow is pretty much like hunting an actual ghost, and then after 44 days in a blind, suddenly there he was.

22-Mar-20
Wow leopard and Hyena with a bow has to be a rare trophy.

From: bghunter
22-Mar-20
That's amazing

From: Scoot
22-Mar-20
Did you shoot both the leopard and the hyena in the story you told above? I assume they were shot on separate outtings or did the stars really align that night?

Regardless, what a great mount and story. A leopard hunt is something I've dreamed about since I was a teenager. Since reading Capstick's stories about leopard hunting I've been intrigued by them. Amazing, beautiful, powerful, deadly, ninjas of the night! I'd love to shoot one with my bow, but it's just a fun dream for me. Congrats to you on your adventure and beautiful mount!

22-Mar-20
Thanks for sharing!

From: APauls
22-Mar-20
Just stunning! No wonder you’re excited!!! Obviously did your research on a good taxidermist to have the cat and hyena come out so good. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

From: drycreek
22-Mar-20
That mount tells a story ! The hunter in the tree and the scavenger on the ground, each wanting a morsel of flesh. Just a great scene Spiral !

Edit: I just showed this to my wife and said this scene tells a story. Her reply, “Yep, you want it and I have it !” :-)

22-Mar-20
Ken,

Absolutely beautiful mount, “my hats off to you” excellent accomplishment.

From: Heat
22-Mar-20
You have an outstanding taxidermy artist! Thanks for sharing.

From: kota-man
22-Mar-20
Love it Ken...Beautiful piece.

From: MarkU
22-Mar-20
Really like the eye contact between the cat and dog.

From: Mad Trapper
23-Mar-20
Outstanding!!! CONGRATS!

From: BO-N-ARO
23-Mar-20
Very nice!!!! That piece will bring back memories for ever!!! Congrats!

From: AZ~Rich
23-Mar-20
As all have said that is a fine piece of taxidermy work and great composition. I assume that is an Oribi hanging as the prize? Pretty good one too. Congrats on what appears to be a very memorable hunt experience.

From: Spiral Horn
23-Mar-20
Yep, that’s an Oribi. Debated using my Puku as that would clearly identify Zambia, but its size might distract from the theme. As it is the Oribi turned out to be a great choice.

From: Trial153
23-Mar-20
Thats really well done

From: bowhunter24
23-Mar-20
Outstanding!!!!!

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