How many mounts ????
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Bou'bound 23-Mar-20
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From: Bou'bound
23-Mar-20
How many mounts do you have in your home or homes.

23-Mar-20
Nine Heads one full body I keep saying I'm done but every few years get a one that just has to make it to the wall and not just a euro

From: Catscratch
23-Mar-20
Still at zero...

From: gobbler
23-Mar-20
My nieces were here a few weeks ago and actually counted mine. I was told I had 95

From: WapitiBob
23-Mar-20
Zero full mounts , one each elk/deer/antelope euro.

From: Nick Muche
23-Mar-20
Too many for our house. But I can't resist the urge.

23-Mar-20
It's gotta stop soon. Perhaps we should let the big ones walk so there's no temptation

From: JohnMC
23-Mar-20
15 not counting euros no idea on them.

6 whitetails

1 muley

2 bear rugs

1 antelope

1 bighorn

1 turkey

1 bobcat

1 bass

1 pheasant

From: jstephens61
23-Mar-20
7 mounts

18 euros

2 rugs

From: WHOCARES
23-Mar-20

From: EIStone
23-Mar-20
35 and counting

From: drycreek
23-Mar-20
4 WT shoulder mounts and 8 euros

1 pronghorn shoulder mount and 3 euros

1 muley shoulder mount

1 full body black coyote

2 bobcats w/ a pair of quail

1 hog with big cutters that my son killed and gave to me

From: Pope125
23-Mar-20
85+

From: BO-N-ARO
23-Mar-20
50 give or take and an Auodad in the freezer to do.

From: Snuffer
23-Mar-20
155

From: WHOCARES
23-Mar-20

From: Rob in VT
23-Mar-20
7 of mine and my daughter has 2.

From: cnelk
23-Mar-20
Man, some of you guys sure do a lot of dusting

From: rock50
23-Mar-20
34

From: Highlife
23-Mar-20
That's why I have a wife.

From: Bud Meadows
23-Mar-20
2 Whitetail Shoulder Mounts 2 Mule DeerShoulder Mounts 1 AntelopeShoulder Mount 18 European Mounts from Africa 14 Pound Brown Trout 11 Pound Rainbow Trout 18" Brook rout 4 Turkey Fans mounted on plaques with beards 3 Baboon Skulls on plaques

From: Highlife
23-Mar-20

From: Highlife
23-Mar-20

From: Bud Meadows
23-Mar-20
2 Whitetail Shoulder Mounts 2 Mule DeerShoulder Mounts 1 AntelopeShoulder Mount 18 European Mounts from Africa 14 Pound Brown Trout 11 Pound Rainbow Trout 18" Brook rout 4 Turkey Fans mounted on plaques with beards 3 Baboon Skulls on plaques

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From: Screwball
23-Mar-20
22 various species and some are my wife's. Full body chocolate bear coming soon

From: Archbull
23-Mar-20
To many according to my better half

From: Archbull
23-Mar-20
To many according to my better half

From: Screwball
23-Mar-20

From: Screwball
23-Mar-20

From: fubar racin
23-Mar-20
12 birds from my waterfowl days 1 velvet muley shoulder mount 3 euros and 1 skull cap.

From: Quinn @work
23-Mar-20
21 Shoulder (2 more coming), 1 Full, 22 Euro's. My wife says too many. I kind of agree.

From: caribou77
23-Mar-20
114

From: joehunter
23-Mar-20
In my old cul-de-sac neighborhood our home was refereed to as "The House of Death" Now we live in the woods! All in with shoulder mounts, euro's, rugs, furs, and other displays about 40 dead animals in some form or another.

From: bowbender77
23-Mar-20

From: bowbender77
23-Mar-20
58 with 4 in the oven, not counting the euros.

From: g5smoke21
23-Mar-20
2 life-size, 10 shoulder, pedestal or rug mounts, 2 fish, 1 pheasant. Also have a ruffed grouse and 4 Africa animals on the way in a few months

From: Treeline
23-Mar-20
Couple of houses full... mine in Colorado and my folk’s ranch in Texas.

From: Surfbow
24-Mar-20
1 cinnamon teal 1 elk euro 1 muley shoulder 1 muley euro 1 antelope shoulder

Everything in the future will be a euro, and they'll probably live in the garage...unless I kill a bighorn, that will get a pedestal

From: BULELK1
24-Mar-20
Geezzzzz, I'd have to go count???

I'm not much of a Euro guy but I do have a few.....

Good luck, Robb

From: Zebrakiller
24-Mar-20
100 plus

From: steff
24-Mar-20
Not enough yet... My taxi's daughter sent me a thank you card for helping put her through college...

24-Mar-20
One, and it was a surprise gift from my son and friends on a velvet buck arrowed in December.

From: Tdvorak
24-Mar-20

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I’ve got many. This is about a third of them in my headquarters. It’s a fantastic place for a night cap after a great hunt.

From: Shawn
24-Mar-20
At one time 20 plus and mostly whitetails, but I had a pheasant, wood duck and a giant coon I killed when I was 7. I sold or gave most away. I have 6 whitetails left. The first buck I ever had mounted in 1985 and the rest all have a special meaning too. Shawn

From: No Mercy
24-Mar-20
32 in my house. another 25 at my work.

From: 12yards
24-Mar-20

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Four whitetails. From left to right, 2001, 2004, 2010, and 2014. I have space yet for a big non-typical. Then it's Euros for me.

From: GhostBird
24-Mar-20
15 shoulder mounts, 1 euro skull, lots of whitetail skull plates, a couple of turkey fans and over a hundred turkey beards with spurs in the house... oh, and a lonely fox squirrel in the shop that I mounted myself years ago.

24-Mar-20
53

From: 76aggie
24-Mar-20
11 at home and 5 at the office.

From: Scooby-doo
24-Mar-20
I should also put that I had over 100 Euros at one point and gave or sold most of them as well. I have several euros left, did not know we were counting them. Shawn

From: JSW
24-Mar-20
39 in the house. A few in storage, about a dozen at a local gun store and 4 in the hunting cabin. I don't know how many waiting to be mounted that probably never will be.

From: IKE220
24-Mar-20
A Full mount Bear and turkey & 4 heads in the house. 10 skulls and Euros in garage, lost count of the turkey tailfans . come on hunting season!!

From: Bake
24-Mar-20
I have 6 deer shoulder mounts. 5 african animal shoulder mounts on the way.

2 rugs and a number of backskins.

12 euros.

All scattered between storage, my home, and 2 offices.

From: SBH
24-Mar-20
Just euros in the garage. All of our bear hides/skulls are downstairs for me and the boys.

I love taxidermy though. Jealous of you guys with lots in your home. I imagine it would be fun to see them everyday and relive those hunts/memories along with continued respect and enjoyment of the animal taken. I just love looking at them! Have a buddy that has about 50 heads in his house and every time I go there I just stare and ask questions. Seen em a hundred times but I can't help myself.

From: Mule Power
24-Mar-20
4 whitetails

3 elk

1 caribou

1 mule deer

1 pronghorn

Some muskies a walleye and a brown trout.

Lots of euros though. Lots! That all I get anymore although I might have to get another mount after go hunting with Lone Wolf in Saskatchewan.

From: elkmtngear
24-Mar-20

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Just 2 shoulder mounts, my biggest Muley, and my biggest Bull elk, out of all the animals I've taken over the last 40+ years. Both of those animals, as soon as I walked up on them, I knew I "needed" to get them done.

I find other "uses" for antlers ;^)

From: T.O
24-Mar-20
65 and still adding.

T.O

24-Mar-20
Gonna be a lot of taxidermy in landfills in the coming years. :)

From: JW
24-Mar-20
20 with another whitey and full body Mt. Lion still at the taxi. Moving from an 1800sq/ft house to a new 3500sq/ft house this weekend, so I’ll have room for a few more.

From: Kurt
24-Mar-20
30 with fur on. Sold about that many when I moved to BC a decade ago. Probably have that many skulls and Euros around too.

From: nmwapiti
24-Mar-20
One. Just my oryx that I figured would be the only one I kill. Plus, a very nice looking mount. All the antlers get hung in the garage.

From: Drnaln
24-Mar-20
9 blacktail deer, 5 pronghorn, 4 mule deer, 3 elk , 2 bighorn sheep , 1 dall sheep, 1 coues deer, 2 bears, 1 whitetail deer & 1 shiras moose. These are done with 14 floor pedestals, 7 wall pedestals & the rest shoulder mounts. Also a dozen Euros.

From: Busta'Ribs
24-Mar-20
It's kind of a personal question, no? I know there were a lot more when we were younger and first married, man those were the days. Now that the wife and I are both in our late fifties, the number has come down quite a bit. But I'll never tell...

From: AZ~Rich
24-Mar-20
I really never thought about it but after checking what I still have, (not including those I have given away), it's: 20 waterfowl and game birds, 23 assorted euros, 2 rugs, 23 mounts (21 shoulder, 1 half mount, 1 full), 1 fish. Totals 69 plus another gemsbok and 8 more birds waiting in the freezer.

From: Ron Niziolek
24-Mar-20
I've not had any done for a few years, instead putting the money I would have spent on taxidermy on hunts. I checked and the count is 2 shiras moose, 2 bighorn sheep, 5 elk, 3 mule deer, 2 whitetails, 3 antelope, 1 caribou and a javelina. A life size bear, lion and mountain goat, several lion and bear rugs and dozens of euro's.

From: ahunter76
24-Mar-20
11 various shoulder, 1 Bear rug, 1 Full mount Bear, 5 small game animals, unfinished Euros (6). I doubt I will have any more mounts done unless truly exceptional.

24-Mar-20
6 whitetail, 1 black bear rug.

24-Mar-20
2 - not counting euros that I've done myself. My best whitetail and my pronghorn from my first western hunt.

24-Mar-20
A bunch

From: Zim
25-Mar-20
About 25 and been dialing it down the last 5 years. I'm a 60 year old empty nester who came to the conclusion a house big enough to include a dedicated game room may not be in the cards. With just the wife and I, we don't want the expenses of a bigger house. I got all my mounts but one elk in our finished garage on one wall. I feel fortunate to have a wife that is OK with that, especially since she is a Chinese national. So she came from a place that has no hunting and no taxidermy. I'm likely done adding any mounts at this point, except maybe a sheep or booner deer. Glad I hunted out west so much when my body was fit & healthy because it's going downhill now.

From: MTNRCHR
25-Mar-20
Off the top of my head 31 mounts and lots of euros.

From: Spiral Horn
25-Mar-20
60+ right now. But these days I’m much more focused on quality wildlife art and only mount critters I think are particularly unique, beautiful or form a special memory. This past year the collection was reduced by 10 that I didn’t feel worked well and now the overall collection works much better without them. So I might continue to reassess and pull a few more. Also have a few in different stages of production - Snow Sheep, Aoudad, Desert Muley - and I’m nowhere near done hunting yet. So, it’s an ever-improving work in progress.

From: Sitting Bull
25-Mar-20
Not enough is the short answer. Have 3 Red stags, a Fallow Buck, Whitetail and Mule deer plus a bunch of euro's at home. There are more at my dad's including some African ones along with my dad's trophies in his much larger trophy room, a couple at our archery club and about a dozen waiting for me to catch up with the client mounts before I get started on my own. Thinking if we go into full lockdown in Australia for a few months then I will get them all done.

From: Rock
25-Mar-20
46 mounts, 11 are lifesize and too many Euros to count right now. Still have several at the taxidermist that I may not mount as I am thinking I have enough, but I do have plenty of wall space left yet so not sure what I will do.

From: Stekewood
25-Mar-20
More than I am able to try to count in my head...

From: badbull
25-Mar-20
Bou, interesting thread. Kind of wish it had asked to include photos if available as I would enjoy seeing how others display their trophies and related stuff and still remain married or with girlfriend. Thanks for starting this thread as I did not know that I had so much company of the same ilk on here............Bob

From: Bou'bound
25-Mar-20
The picture threads of the displays can be an eye opening experience as well to say the least. Let’s just say the guys with the most heads are better hunters than interior decorators

From: Rgiesey
25-Mar-20
46 in my house. Some are my kids and wife’s. Have some at friends and family.

From: wifishkiller
25-Mar-20
15 shoulders a few rugs and 20 or so euros in the garage.

From: Stekewood
25-Mar-20
“Let’s just say the guys with the most heads are better hunters than interior decorators”

That is an excellent point. As the number of mounts increases, the ability to display them all in a tasteful and attractive manner decreases.

From: Rgiesey
25-Mar-20
46 in my house. Some are my kids and wife’s. Have some at friends and family.

From: StickFlicker
25-Mar-20
5 ducks, 3 small life size (plus one sheep on the way), and about 7 head/pedestal mounts each of Africa and U.S.

From: mattandersen
26-Mar-20
10 WT shoulder mounts and prob another 12 or so euros, 1 pheasant and one fish

From: lawdy
26-Mar-20

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One, a 256 pound buck I shot with my longbow, a once in a lifetime deer. I had several boxes of horns I sold in a yard sale to a guy that traded me a handmade knife and sheath for them. I have a big rack from a deer last year that I am going to use for a bow rack. Years ago I had a bear rug made, but I gave that to a friend in Newfy for taking me caribou hunting with him. We live in a small 200 year old farmhouse. Too small for a lot of mounts and too expensive anyways for me. This is what I do with the feet.

From: Busta'Ribs
26-Mar-20

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To Bou and Steke’ point, sometimes less is more. I had a lot more in this room at one point and one day my wife said, enough! She was right. I culled the herd and the room looks way better with just a handful of my best mounts.

My shop in the basement is a whole different story...

From: Bou'bound
26-Mar-20
That’s looks tastfully excellent

From: PECO
26-Mar-20
One, the first mule deer I shot, and it was with my bow.

26-Mar-20
Same thing as Busta probably had nearly 50 all crammed together after the wife had enough of it ended up with 25 or so many in the basement and some select ones in the great room.

From: LINK
27-Mar-20

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I have two that I had mounted in high school. Haven’t mounted one in twenty years. Most of my horns are in this tub in my shop. I have a few scattered other places but this is where my trophy’s go. Lol

From: Dale06
27-Mar-20
About 25, in one big room in basement. Lots are African.

From: DeerMount
27-Mar-20
56 not counting euros or antler plaques.

From: goelk
27-Mar-20
Very impressive.

From: HeadHunter®
28-Mar-20
Too many and a waste of good money to do mounts now. I came to that conclusion years ago anyway. I just took 2 big containers of whitetails to my sons he wants to do some chandeliers for his home. ...I sold off a few mounts awhile back ..... lucky to get 10 cents on the dollar of taxidermy cost..... sad ! ..... so I quit selling off mounts.

From: Bou'bound
28-Mar-20
Good to see you post Herm. Been awhile. Be safe

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