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Jordan Vizinat

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Estimated it took about 500 greenheads to fill each lamp. Thing is, they slowly settle and need about 50 per year to refill.


Know what you mean. I put mine in mason jars, no matter how many you put in there, it never actually “fills up”. Kind of what I like about it though.
 

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Oddly enough my girl (big animal lover) thought the idea was cool and would make a neat decor around the house. I had one jar on me from the move and put one in her crib. Partially hoping it can serve as a daily reminder that I won’t be around much during Nov- Jan and she can just let me go without putting up to much of a fight.
 

King Eider

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120 and counting, I'm a taxidermist. I can't ever pluck a nice drake Wood Duck or anything for that matter. In central Iowa we don't often get nice late season anything so when I shoot one it goes on the wall. I give myself a discount rate.
 

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Oddly enough my girl (big animal lover) thought the idea was cool and would make a neat decor around the house. I had one jar on me from the move and put one in her crib. Partially hoping it can serve as a daily reminder that I won’t be around much during Nov- Jan and she can just let me go without putting up to much of a fight.
Ive got a couple empty kirk and sweeny 23 yr rum bottles that may look pretty cool filled with drake curls...
 

Northhunter

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2. Have the skull cap & antlers from my first buck (a nice 8pt) mounted on the wall at the camp. When I found him I took a pic (was layed up against a log, looks like he's "sleeping") and it sits framed just below.
Have the skull from a bear I shot on a hunt several of us did when we finished college. 3 if you include the tailfeathers from my first pheasant, and 4 if you include flight feathers from the first goose I ever shot with a handload, stuck in the hull.
No birds. Our shooting is finished in November, most years. I've never taken one I thought I should get mounted, mind you some of the drake woodies are pretty nice. The only Old Squaw I've ever shot got stuck in the freezer while I thought about it.. not sure whatever happened to it, though.
 

stevena198301

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Canvasback, widgeon, pheasant, 3 turkey fan mounts. Lost a speck and a pintail. Should have mounted my only black duck, but I didn’t.
 

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Years ago I had an old friend who was a skilled fly tier, shotgun restocker, and all-around gentleman in the mold of Nash Buckingham. He asked me if I ever shot a wood duck drake would I save him the feathers. I did shoot one, picked it and put the feathers in a shoebox and gave it to him. He thanked me profusely. I found out years after he died from another fly tier what he wanted was the pelt of the wood duck so he could take a left feather and marry it up to a right feather to tie a fly. But he was such a gentleman he never said a word.
 

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Only 2 birds, a bull canvasback and a nice sprig. Both killed the same week, when I was hunting by myself. Have a nice widgeon in the freezer that might go on the wall. Don't know.

Try to euro mount most of my deer myself.
 

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Here's a Ross mount from my camp
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