Should I mount this spoony?

Should I mount it

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  • No

    Votes: 14 73.7%

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JD.

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I went hunting with my dad and a few friends thanksgiving mourning and ended up killing my first 2 drake spoonies and a 3 man limit. I have been wanting to get one for a while and the first one I shot looked almost fully plumed. So I was wondering if it was worth putting on the wall.
 

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Native NV Ducker

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He looks a little rough, specially in the chest.

There is no way I would need to ask if I should mount a bird. If I am considering mounting it, it must be special to me, for one reason or another. So, you get it mounted, even if it isn't 'primo'. Then you tell stories about it for the rest of your life.


I have a bobcat mounted in a glass case. NV cat, so kinda small, and not really great fur. Lots of reasons why I bought it (I didn't kill it, as you will see). When I went to pick it up after winning the auction, a guy came up and asked, "Hey, are you Bill *****?" "Yea" "Well, your Dad trapped that cat, and gave it to me to mount for the organization." I was stunned.

So, now, instead of just having a cat mounted, I have the last bobcat my Dad ever trapped, in my living room. So, it is special.
 

oleww

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Depends on how you get it mounted.

I’m looking for a pretty smiling mallard to get mounted under a boot like it’s getting stomped in the mud. Canvasback too, bc way back when there was a lot of stomped cans.
I’d make a funny conversation piece
 

oldfireguy

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Sounds like it is special to you. If looking at it will bring a fond memory....
do it.

By the way, my first reaction was to say.....just hold its wing....
 

Brad's Birds

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Not sure where you are located, but just as a specimen, I'd suggest not getting it mounted. It will not look anything like the one Pastor posted. If it is entirely a remembrance of the hunt, then sure. If you are in an area that typically has late season Shovelers, you will eventually be disappointed.
 

JD.

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I’m in pearl river Louisiana I’m not sure how common they are in late season
 

Pastor

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Not sure where you are located, but just as a specimen, I'd suggest not getting it mounted. It will not look anything like the one Pastor posted. If it is entirely a remembrance of the hunt, then sure. If you are in an area that typically has late season Shovelers, you will eventually be disappointed.

Definitely listen to @Brad's Birds my plan was to get the shoveler to him but I went with a friend's suggestion and used Fowel focus taxidermy who's work is right there with Brad's.

This is something I did years ago for my first duck and anyone can do it. A taxidermist would have not had the darkening due to the oil but for a "do it yourself job" I'm happy with it. Maybe something you could try if you choose to.
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Pearl River? Yea we get them year round. Early March is best colors for a mount.
 

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