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Suggestions for mule deer shoulder mount
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
rershooter 06-Nov-20
Grey Ghost 07-Nov-20
Ermine 07-Nov-20
Ermine 07-Nov-20
Treeline 07-Nov-20
Treeline 07-Nov-20
JohnMC 07-Nov-20
Grey Ghost 07-Nov-20
rershooter 07-Nov-20
Ermine 07-Nov-20
t-roy 07-Nov-20
cnelk 07-Nov-20
Stoneman 07-Nov-20
Jims 08-Nov-20
butcherboy 08-Nov-20
Jaquomo 09-Nov-20
iceman 10-Nov-20
BULELK1 11-Nov-20
altitude sick 11-Nov-20
Bustalung 11-Nov-20
Bustalung 11-Nov-20
Mule Power 11-Nov-20
From: rershooter
06-Nov-20
Looking for pics, or suggestions on a mule deer shoulder mount. Positions, if you have name of position or model of form that would be great too

From: Grey Ghost
07-Nov-20
I do my own taxidermy work, including several Mule deer. I've always liked the Jonas Art Series forms in the semi-sneak positions. Whether it's facing left, right, or straight depends on where you hang it, and how it will be viewed.

Matt

From: Ermine
07-Nov-20

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Here is a semi sneak

From: Ermine
07-Nov-20

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Semi sneak slight right turn

Semi sneak is usually a good bet for mounts.

From: Treeline
07-Nov-20

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I really like the wall pedestal mounts

From: Treeline
07-Nov-20

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This one was a little different. Had the taxidermist cut and turn him looking back hard.

From: JohnMC
07-Nov-20
Do a google search of Mule deer mounts and click on images and you will see a lot of choices.

From: Grey Ghost
07-Nov-20
rershooter,

Be aware, not all forms are created equal. A lot of forms lack detail, which shows in the final product, unless the taxidermist creates the detail. In my experience, Jonas Brothers has the best Mule deer forms, probably because they are a Colorado-based company. I think they sold out to McKenzie, but McKenzie retained the same lines of Jonas forms.

Matt

From: rershooter
07-Nov-20
Thanks guys

From: Ermine
07-Nov-20

From: t-roy
07-Nov-20
Do you have a good idea where you’re going to hang it, and how high? IMO, deer that are hung up higher that on a basic 8’ wall, look better if you have the taxidermist alter the form and tilt the head down 10-15 degrees. Otherwise you can’t see the facial features and details nearly as well. You end up just looking at the animal’s chin on a non altered form.

From: cnelk
07-Nov-20

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Definitely select a place where you plan on displaying the mount as the turn will compliment the deer when looking at it.

From: Stoneman
07-Nov-20
"Be aware, not all forms are created equal. A lot of forms lack detail, which shows in the final product, unless the taxidermist creates the detail."

A lot of good suggestions. Rather than focusing on the "form" I would focus on a taxidermist who has produced outstanding mule deer mounts. Something that will make you smile every time you look at it.

From: Jims
08-Nov-20
Take a look at wall pedestal forms. They have more shoulder in the form and look a lot more life-like than just a head and neck on the wall.

From: butcherboy
08-Nov-20
I use a lot of wall pedestals. Probably my favorite for deer and antelope. You can also get a whitetail manikin and use a mule deer change out head. Just get the neck measurements to match the cape. A lot more options this way.

From: Jaquomo
09-Nov-20

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Never been a big fan of full sneak (or bugling bulls either) but it was the pose this buck was in the moment I shot him, and he looks pretty good.

From: iceman
10-Nov-20

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Treeline x 2. I like wall peds. Both wall pedestals, but the one on the left is more noticeable.

From: BULELK1
11-Nov-20

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My Taxi tweeked this mount for a little more down left turn.

I'm content

Robb

11-Nov-20
Man boys, those are some beautiful deer.

Big Mulies are hard to come by.

I like wall pedestals also.

From: Bustalung
11-Nov-20

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Wall ped

From: Bustalung
11-Nov-20

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Wall ped

From: Mule Power
11-Nov-20
Lou will you guide me for mulies in Colorado? I need a big buck and with the point system these days it’ll be one and done in that state.

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