Sitka Mountain Gear
Mount ideas
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
leo17 06-Oct-20
kscowboy 06-Oct-20
wildwilderness 06-Oct-20
Knife2sharp 06-Oct-20
Nick Muche 06-Oct-20
Tilzbow 06-Oct-20
Dogman 06-Oct-20
Kevin Speicher 07-Oct-20
Kevin Speicher 07-Oct-20
KHunter 14-Oct-20
JohnMC 14-Oct-20
Sand man 14-Oct-20
Treeline 15-Oct-20
Treeline 15-Oct-20
Spiral Horn 15-Oct-20
MTNRCHR 16-Oct-20
Adventurewriter 16-Oct-20
Kevin Speicher 16-Oct-20
Tilzbow 17-Oct-20
Stekewood 17-Oct-20
BullBuster 17-Oct-20
Sand man 17-Oct-20
CFMuley 17-Oct-20
CFMuley 17-Oct-20
leo17 17-Oct-20
leo17 17-Oct-20
leo17 17-Oct-20
Treeline 17-Oct-20
Dennis Razza 18-Oct-20
Dennis Razza 18-Oct-20
From: leo17
06-Oct-20
Hey Guys. I’m trying to figure out how to mount my Dall from this year. I’m set on a full body mount. Not sure what pose. Any suggestions? He’s not quite full curl. Are there mounts that work better for different size horns. I plan on doing a replica set of horns to go on the cape and I’m keeping the euro mount on my table. Any experience with replicas ? Mostly I’d like to see some of your mounts.

Thanks

From: kscowboy
06-Oct-20

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I think this guy does some fantastic sheep. It might be a challenge logistically for you but he's pretty darn good. I haven't used him but have seen his work and it's some of the best I've seen.

06-Oct-20
My question is what are your long term taxidermy plans? Might as well plan for the grand slam of sheep! And get them mounted to fit together in the end :)

From: Knife2sharp
06-Oct-20

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I had Dewey do my Texas Dall (don't laugh), a wall pedestal, and he was recommended by my friend Klaus (Antlers by Klaus), who BTW does do sheep replicas. I included the link to his Sheep page, the TX Double Curl Dall Sheep is my mount. You would have to call them to find out the cost to mold it and the cost for a copy.

From: Nick Muche
06-Oct-20

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Whatever you decide, I highly encourage you to have some teeth showing. I think it gives the mount just a bit more character while adding in some realism. This mount was done by Skip Scott here in Alaska, considered by many to be the best Dall Sheep taxidermist out there.

From: Tilzbow
06-Oct-20

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A few poses to give you some ideas. I also agree with Nick’s comment about having the teeth show since it adds to the realism.

From: Dogman
06-Oct-20
Wyoming backcountry decor for the replica and Dakota or Dewey for the LS.

07-Oct-20
Being from New York, I would have the mount done by Marcus Zimmerman of Zimmerman's Wildlife. He is a world champion taxidermist and I believe he has a four month turnaround on life sized sheep mounts. He also has an impressive showroom that will give you plenty of ideas, he specializes in sheep!

07-Oct-20
Being from New York, I would have the mount done by Marcus Zimmerman of Zimmerman's Wildlife. He is a world champion taxidermist and I believe he has a four month turnaround on life sized sheep mounts. He also has an impressive showroom that will give you plenty of ideas, he specializes in sheep! He is located in Pennsylvania.

From: KHunter
14-Oct-20

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"I had Dewey do my Texas Dall (don't laugh)."

From: JohnMC
14-Oct-20
LOL Kirby

From: Sand man
14-Oct-20
The mount with the one laying on the rock looks FANTASTIC!!!

From: Treeline
15-Oct-20

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Here’s mine. It is OK, but after seeing a lot of great taxidermy, I would have done a different pose.

Not sure who it was on here that did the one walking down at the same angle as the stairs but that is one of my favorites!

I would probably do a pedestal mount rather than the life size because it takes up too much room.

I think that it would be really cool to have all 4 as pedestal mounts on a base that would show them all off.

Will probably do replica horns for my next one to have the sheep head euro just because they are so damn cool!

From: Treeline
15-Oct-20
Double post

But, love those bear skulls on the shelf, Nick!

Scott, that Dall pedestal is very nice - like the base of rocks, sets him off very nicely! Also very nice on the desert and stone! That laying down, relaxed stone is a good life size pose!

From: Spiral Horn
15-Oct-20

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I’m also partial to pedestals and wall-pedestals. Here another just for idea’s sake.

From: MTNRCHR
16-Oct-20

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16-Oct-20
Taxidermy is about memories I like the pedestals with rocks but if full bodied go with a pose that reminds you of the hunt

16-Oct-20
https://www.zimmermanwildlife.net/ Plenty of ideas here!

From: Tilzbow
17-Oct-20

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The reason I chose the pose above

From: Stekewood
17-Oct-20

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Jim Kelly in New Jersey is as good as it gets when it comes to sheep (or anything else for that matter).

From: BullBuster
17-Oct-20
I’m with TILZBOW. I did my dall in the position it was when I shot it. Mine was laying down too. However I wish I’d done it like MTNRCHR. WOW that’s a great mount!

From: Sand man
17-Oct-20
Awesome stuff Tilz!!!!!

From: CFMuley
17-Oct-20

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I used to ship taxidermy for a living, and in my opinion, you can’t beat Dewey’s sheep. The mounts themselves are on point, but his habitat guy is on a whole different level!

From: CFMuley
17-Oct-20

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From: leo17
17-Oct-20
Wow guys really impressive. I was more looking for mount ideas than taxidermist. Bob Vitro of True-life taxidermy does all my work. I scrolled around and think I have chosen my pose. It’s full body. Coming down hill on a base with the head slight turned.

From: leo17
17-Oct-20

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Gonna go with something like this on my Dall. I’ll update you with pictures

From: leo17
17-Oct-20
Razza taxidermy does one hell of a job. I was looking through his site. Very impressive

From: Treeline
17-Oct-20
That is a great pose! Please let us know how it turns out!

From: Dennis Razza
18-Oct-20

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Thanks Leo. Best of luck!

From: Dennis Razza
18-Oct-20

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