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#2823069 - 05/07/12 07:17 AM Turkey mounts--realistic?
Goshen Valley Boy
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I have always thought that most full body turkey mounts fall short in the realism catagory. Has anyone else thought this?

I have actually seen very few that I thought looked realisitic. I think it is the head that messes them up for me. Most times there is WAY too much bright red. It just doesn't look right. It must be a very tough thing to get right, there are so many subtle colors in a turkey's head and they are constantly changing bright to subdued.

I would like to see pictures of what some of you think are the best you have seen. Help convince me that there are some good and realistic ones out there.

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#2823090 - 05/07/12 07:39 AM Re: Turkey mounts--realistic? [Re: Goshen Valley Boy]
stik
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#2823105 - 05/07/12 07:56 AM Re: Turkey mounts--realistic? [Re: stik]
Andy S.
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I agree, turkey heads are usually the feature most fall short on. Freeze dried heads are the way to go IMO. I always suggest that one get several examples of work from a taxidermist before dropping $400-800 on a turkey mount. I have one local guy that I would let do one for me, John at Birds Only (listed above) and then Cally Morris at Hazel Creek in MO. I am sure there are others as I do not know them all, but these three guys are the best that I have seen.

http://www.hazelcreekinc.com/taxidermy.htm (click on Turkeys on left)

http://www.hazelcreekinc.com/turkey_head_shipping.htm


Edited by Andy S. (05/07/12 08:02 AM)
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