Number of bird mounts

Discussion in 'Taxidermy Forum' started by Dr Duk, May 11, 2020.

  1. meb

    meb Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    599
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    F73B0188-3CEC-4F4F-9FC3-A532B7F61CD7.jpeg
    I have 19 and one in the works. The boys and I are trying to collect a nice drake of every species in NA. Not likely in my lifetime but maybe my boys will complete it. Our best is oldest sons 14+ year old drake black with a $100 reward band. Both bands had to be sent to USGS to be chemically etched. The reward could not be collected without the numbers which were illegible. The reward band was originally green. I guess salt water and age will do that.
     
    Clayton, JRS, deadgrassdog and 4 others like this.
  2. deadgrassdog

    deadgrassdog Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,926
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2002
    Location:
    Yuba City, Ca
    Six and a room for other special bucket list birds. :pra
     
  3. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    9,683
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Location:
    Moncks Corner, SC
    I got my last bird mounted in 1997. Like @Clayton said, they're expensive and dust magnets. My plan is to get a "magazine quality" photo of every species then have a coffee-table sized photo book bound with the birds in the order I took them...Page 1 might look something like this...

    [​IMG]
     
    Clayton likes this.
  4. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    9,683
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2002
    Location:
    Moncks Corner, SC
    I meant to include the statement that I have taxidermist friends. :)
     
  5. waldo2382

    waldo2382 Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    100
    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Location:
    Homer, Alaska
    31 birds in my house.
    1 mallard
    1 Ross goose
    1 blue phase snow goose
    1 white snow goose
    1 greater scaup
    1 lesser scaup
    2 canvasback
    2 harlequin
    1 Barrow’s goldeneye
    1 common goldeneye
    1 rio grande turkey
    1 black bellies whistling duck
    1 pacific eider
    1 red headed merganser
    1 shoveler
    1 common merganser
    1 Mexican mallard
    1 American wigeon
    1 blue wing teal
    1 oscillated turkey
    1 northern pintail
    2 great currasows
    1 Richardson’s Canada goose
    1 cackler goose
    1 pacific black brant
    1 Eurasian green wing teal
    1 American green wing teal
    Not here yet is a Eurasian wigeon, and maybe some others that i can’t remember right now.
     
    JRS likes this.
  6. tencan

    tencan Refuge Member

    Messages:
    37
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Location:
    il
    5 lessor bluebills
    3 greater bluebills
    2 redheads
    7 goldeneyes (2 barrows)
    4 pintails
    3 ringers
    3 canvasbacks
    2 ross
    2 snow geese
    2 blue geese
    1 interphase goose
    3 Canada geese
    4 eider
    4 oldsquaw
    3 scoters ( all species)
    3 harlequins
    2 widgeon
    2 gadwall
    2 woodies
    3 mergansers ( all species)
    6 teal ( all species)
    blackbelly tree duck
    fuvulous tree duck
    2 specks
    black belly brant
    swan
    black/mallard cross
    3 black mallards
    florida mallard
     
  7. duxh8me

    duxh8me Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,394
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Location:
    Texas
    I have 30 or more... might post pictures later.... I enjoy looking at them every day and have never spent a dime on a theropist .... probably even money there.... the rules on selling old mounts for used prices have relaxed.... or ship em to me i will house your old mounts,,,, got a banded mallard drake I had done for my dad on a great day we had in the 90's ... Dad is gone now and that was money well spent.... no one makes hunters mount animals but we will laugh at you when your wife makes you keep them all in the garage... ha ha just kidding only some of us get away with all over the house,,, Jim in Texas
     

Share This Page