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2018 Season mounts

Postby AT Hiker » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:02 pm

I will kick it off. Here is a super nice velvet buck I just finished up. I used a burr to burr incision because this dude had little to no hair and I did t want to try and hide it.
Antlers were freeze dried.
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No hair on ears either.
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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby Tn Joe » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:10 pm

Real nice work TC
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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby fairchaser » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:16 pm

Good job on that velvet buck. I’m hearing that in the long run it’s better to strip off the velvet and use the artificial velvet. What would you suggest?
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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby AT Hiker » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:50 pm

Thanks Joe!

Fairchaser;
As for preserving the velvet I believe just about anything will work. I found a velvet antler turkey hunting in KS one year that was from the previous season and the velvet was still attached. It didn’t look good, granted.

Now what works best or looks best? I’ve tanned them in a submersible solution and freeze dried, I suspect the freeze drying is better simply by how the process works. Tanning (or injection) works good too and is much cheaper but it’s night and day difference in how looks with the freeze dry looking superior. It just has a softer look to.

I just think artificial velvet looks...well artificial. Sometimes it’s your only option and I get to that.
I need to look hard at artificial options and see what the cost on high quality is, I suspect it’s very pricey.

Artificial should eliminate any chance of bugs so that’s a plus.



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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby tree_ghost » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:49 am

Man that thing is smoking! Great work dude! If I bust a nice velvet this summer we may have to talk AT...granted I don’t want to get the cart before the horse, or in this case the taxidermist before Ol’ Tall Tines


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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby Matador » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:24 am

Great work! That's a great looking mount.
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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby AT Hiker » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:30 pm

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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby TX300mag » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:34 pm

Looks great! Really looking forward to my mind coming together.


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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby Shanman » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:56 pm

Really nice work AT, that velvet buck looks fantastic!
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Re: 2018 Season mounts

Postby lightsareout » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:40 am

Awesome work as usual AT! :super:
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