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#3137263 - 01/24/13 11:12 AM Bear Mount Is Here!
Barrett
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Finally after 8 months it is here. In my opinion, bear shoulder mounts are always a little awkward since there are no antlers and the neck isnt very long like a deer. I was a little worried since I havent seen a ton that look really good but I am very pleased how this turned out. I am going to go after one with a bow in the next couple of years and I will definitely get the front legs done next time.

I need opinions....with or without the fern? I can't decide if I like the fern or not. Oh and sorry about the crappy wall. I'm at work and had to take a bunch of pictures off the wall \:D







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#3137269 - 01/24/13 11:14 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: Barrett]
Bigswede3423
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without. Nice mount, I like it.
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#3137277 - 01/24/13 11:19 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: Bigswede3423]
Rubberduck270
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Ditch the fern. Sweet mount though.
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#3137285 - 01/24/13 11:22 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: Rubberduck270]
Nimrod777
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A little moss might be cool, maybe even ivy, but not the fern. Otherwise, the bear itself is awesome! Envy strikes again.
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#3137287 - 01/24/13 11:23 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: Rubberduck270]
JA1234
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I vote without too. To me they draw your eye to them rather then the bear..nice mount
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#3137291 - 01/24/13 11:23 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: Nimrod777]
Barrett
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
A little moss might be cool, maybe even ivy, but not the fern. Otherwise, the bear itself is awesome! Envy strikes again.


I thought the exact same thing, that moss would have made it perfect. Wonder where I can find some...?
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#3137305 - 01/24/13 11:30 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: Barrett]
preds1
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 Originally Posted By: Bad_Deer24
 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
A little moss might be cool, maybe even ivy, but not the fern. Otherwise, the bear itself is awesome! Envy strikes again.


I thought the exact same thing, that moss would have made it perfect. Wonder where I can find some...?


Awesome!

x2 on the moss. Maybe find something at an art store?
Michaels or something like that.....

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#3137321 - 01/24/13 11:36 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: preds1]
gasman
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Cool !!!! Without
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#3137353 - 01/24/13 11:52 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: gasman]
bowriter
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Give some thought to doing one with one shoulder and one leg as if stepping out. Just Do NOT have the leg reaching as though it is trying to paw something. Have it solid on the ground. I wish I had a picture of one to show you.

A one-leg/shoulder mount should not be any more expensive than a regular shoulder mount. They are not hard to do. The key is in the pedestal. I prefer a log to a rock and I like a lot of greenery with the foot and leg almost hidden.

I recent years, I have become somewhat of a fan of one side type mounts. They work so well in corners and there is so much that can be done with them. It was many years before I saw a bear mount that I would have had in my house. Lately, I have seen some great ones.

Possibly in the not so distant future, I will be bringing some of my mounts home from other locations. I have idea where I am going to put them. I have one or two that are somewhat "different".
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#3137362 - 01/24/13 11:55 AM Re: Bear Mount Is Here! [Re: bowriter]
Barrett
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Give some thought to doing one with one shoulder and one leg as if stepping out. Just Do NOT have the leg reaching as though it is trying to paw something. Have it solid on the ground. I wish I had a picture of one to show you.

A one-leg/shoulder mount should not be any more expensive than a regular shoulder mount. They are not hard to do. The key is in the pedestal. I prefer a log to a rock and I like a lot of greenery with the foot and leg almost hidden.

I recent years, I have become somewhat of a fan of one side type mounts. They work so well in corners and there is so much that can be done with them. It was many years before I saw a bear mount that I would have had in my house. Lately, I have seen some great ones.

Possibly in the not so distant future, I will be bringing some of my mounts home from other locations. I have idea where I am going to put them. I have one or two that are somewhat "different".


I would love to see one like you describe, as well as the mounts that are "different". \:\)
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