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#3644384 - 04/14/14 01:36 PM taxidermist shrunk my mount
TNReb
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I swear it looked bigger when I dropped him off. \:D

Got it back today. Not a brute by some people's standards, but I'm happy.


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#3644385 - 04/14/14 01:38 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TNReb]
doubledownranch
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I'd be proud of that one... Is that a Wilson county deer?
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#3644387 - 04/14/14 01:42 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: doubledownranch]
double browtine
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nice looking buck and mount! Do you think the neck size shrunk or the antlers? That is a nice wide 8!
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#3644389 - 04/14/14 01:44 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: double browtine]
TNReb
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 Originally Posted By: double browtine
nice looking buck and mount! Do you think the neck size shrunk or the antlers? That is a nice wide 8!


I admittedly thought the neck was bigger. However, that cape came from a different deer. The cape from my buck couldn't be used.

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#3644412 - 04/14/14 02:02 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: doubledownranch]
TNReb
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 Originally Posted By: doubledownranch
I'd be proud of that one... Is that a Wilson county deer?


Yes... between Watertown and Lebanon.

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#3644523 - 04/14/14 03:46 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TNReb]
Mike Belt
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It is possible he has a smaller neck now. Even with the original cape if the right form isn't used it can shrink by an inch.
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#3644533 - 04/14/14 03:53 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: Mike Belt]
easy45
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dang nice deer though
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#3644549 - 04/14/14 04:12 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: easy45]
7mm08
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Freezer shrinkage factor! HA!

Nice NINE!


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#3644566 - 04/14/14 04:25 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: 7mm08]
rem270
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Nice one.
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#3644568 - 04/14/14 04:25 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: 7mm08]
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Sounds like he didn't do the measurements before hand or ignored them one.

Great deer man.
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#3644574 - 04/14/14 04:29 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: RUGER]
Hunter 257W
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Shoot smaller deer like I do so that the taxidermist feels sorry for you and works all night to fit the cape over a thicker form much larger than the deer was in real life. The last one I got mounted came back with a much thicker neck than he really had. \:\)

By the way, I've never shot one as big as yours so I'd be real happy with him for sure!

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#3644584 - 04/14/14 04:38 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: Hunter 257W]
TNReb
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Just to be clear. .. I was joking about the shrinking. I'm more than happy with the taxidermist's job. \:\)
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#3644759 - 04/14/14 06:50 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TNReb]
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congrats on a fine buck
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#3644840 - 04/14/14 07:37 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: Deer Assassin]
TN RDG RNR
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
congrats on a fine buck


X2


Edited by TN RDG RNR (04/14/14 08:31 PM)
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#3644933 - 04/14/14 08:39 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TN RDG RNR]
gatodoc
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nice buck....
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#3644977 - 04/14/14 08:55 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: RUGER]
Bone Collector
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That is an awesome buck Congrats!
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#3644995 - 04/14/14 09:08 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: Bone Collector]
TN Larry
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Very nice deer and mount.
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#3645024 - 04/14/14 09:18 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: RUGER]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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the antlers will shrink as they dry,but this is a awesome buck to be proud of

Edited by ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER (04/14/14 09:19 PM)

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#3645057 - 04/14/14 09:40 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: RUGER]
redblood
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good deer.
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#3645062 - 04/14/14 09:43 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TN RDG RNR]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: TN RDG RNR
 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
congrats on a fine buck


X2
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#3645066 - 04/14/14 09:45 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: Andy S.]
PinchPoint
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Great buck and mount!
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#3645142 - 04/15/14 03:03 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: PinchPoint]
plinker22
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Wish mine would shrink that much. \:\(

Very nice!
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#3645182 - 04/15/14 05:42 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: plinker22]
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Very nice deer, congrats.
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#3645225 - 04/15/14 06:34 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: RUGER]
tickweed
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If a different cape, then yes, that's the reason. Still, a heck of a deer!

Edited by tickweed (04/15/14 06:34 AM)
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#3645286 - 04/15/14 07:09 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: RUGER]
Snake
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#3645494 - 04/15/14 10:13 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: RUGER]
catman529
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Very nice buck
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#3646298 - 04/15/14 10:17 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: catman529]
TENN.BOY
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Nice buck !!!!
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#3646907 - 04/16/14 11:25 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Jaahspike
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 Originally Posted By: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
the antlers will shrink as they dry,but this is a awesome buck to be proud of


Yes most of mine have shrunk 30 or so inches after mount....LOL
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#3648062 - 04/17/14 12:43 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: Andy S.]
infoman jr.
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Nice deer. My deer had a lot bigger neck when I shot it than it did when I got the mount back. I was kinda disappointed with that.
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#3648132 - 04/17/14 01:49 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
JeepKuntry
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 Originally Posted By: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
the antlers will shrink as they dry,but this is a awesome buck to be proud of
I was gonna mention that. I've heard of folks that have a good buck that they want to measure cutting a board and sliding it between the antlers.
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#3648142 - 04/17/14 01:56 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: JeepKuntry]
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Very nice deer! I would be proud to have that on my wall.
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#3648147 - 04/17/14 02:01 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: JeepKuntry]
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 Originally Posted By: JeepKuntry
 Originally Posted By: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
the antlers will shrink as they dry,but this is a awesome buck to be proud of
I was gonna mention that. I've heard of folks that have a good buck that they want to measure cutting a board and sliding it between the antlers.


I know a few people that have done that. but you risk breaking the rack. I heard stories of it happening never seen it happen in person. but I would not do that personally. but sounds like the taxidermist just didn't take the right measurement or didn't care about it much at least. but nice deer nevertheless.
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#3648168 - 04/17/14 02:28 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: deerhunter10]
tickweed
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He somehow lost the cape, he just took another cape, measured its size, ordered the size form it called for, and mounted it using the original rack.
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#3648269 - 04/17/14 04:24 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TNReb]
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#3648998 - 04/18/14 01:25 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: KENBOB10]
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I'm waiting on a similar size buck at the taxidermist (rack wise)
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#3649441 - 04/18/14 09:34 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TNReb]
mathews338
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Nice buck! Good quality mount.
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#3652544 - 04/22/14 03:55 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: mathews338]
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There are two types of shrinkage that happens with trophy animals that have antlers. The first is ground shrinkage. That is the amount the antlers shrink between the shot and the recovery. The second is memory shrinkage. That is when the animal is just not as big as you remembered.

The actual shrinkage is minimal.
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#3652835 - 04/22/14 08:45 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: bowriter]
Cazador
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Then there is the shrinkage from swimming.
You shoot a 200lb buck with a ten point rack. You don't find him for 1 1/2 days then an 6 hour trip to the taxidermist. His cape is shedding like a dog in spring. You get a cape from a 150lb buck and use it for your mount. Hmmm must of been the taxidermist fault. Some VOO DOOO shrinky dink stuff going on in that shop.

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#3652860 - 04/22/14 09:00 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: Cazador]
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Great deer. I wish any buck I ever shot had shrunk down to that.
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#3652988 - 04/23/14 04:46 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TNRifleman]
Cazador
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 Originally Posted By: TNRifleman
Great deer. I wish any buck I ever shot had shrunk down to that.

Agreed I bet there are many people saying exactly that.

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#3653526 - 04/23/14 05:17 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: Cazador]
AT Hiker
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Nice deer!

From the picture you posted it appears that cape size matches the rack pretty good.
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#3656552 - 04/27/14 05:10 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: AT Hiker]
blueridge
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nice
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#3658839 - 04/29/14 08:39 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: blueridge]
TENN.BOY
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I know the feeling between the taxidermist, ground shrinkage, bad weather, the sun in my eyes, and I had too pee on top of all that my bucks always look smaller !!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) lolololololololololol hahahahahahahaha
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#3663172 - 05/05/14 03:20 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TENN.BOY]
plinker22
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BTW, love that "dagger" in front of the right brow tine. Nice, very nice.
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#3663506 - 05/05/14 09:31 PM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: plinker22]
WGK
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That is a stud !!!! Congrats
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#3673377 - 05/19/14 07:54 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: TNReb]
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Great buck and mount!!! Trophy!!!
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#3674087 - 05/20/14 07:58 AM Re: taxidermist shrunk my mount [Re: RUGER]
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Very nice buck, congrats!!
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