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Old 05-29-2019, 03:23 AM
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Default Ed's Heads Taxidermy - rescue bucks

I'm in the process of starting up a Taxidermy business and am mounting as many game heads as I can to gain as much experience as I can as quickly as possible.
I'm having no problem finding capes. My bottleneck is finding antlers. If anyone has a set of antlers they'd like put to good use I'd love to match them to a cape (not legal for me to buy them) I will mount him and send you lots of pictures. Cool thing is I get more experience and you get some new pictures of a deer you shot in the past.
I've mounted quit a few of these - I call them my rescue bucks. My last one was an 8 year old set of antlers mounted on a 4 year old cape.
The antlers were all but lost in a storage shed and the cape was on the verge being too freezer burnt to be saved - but here he is - my rescue buck #4.
My wife hates all things taxidermy and hunting but even she likes my rescue bucks - she recognizes that these capes and antlers were destined to be trash but now they will be admired for decades to come.What a crime it would have been for this rack and this cape to have been lost.

Now that I think of it I'll make my very first business plug - if anyone has a set of antlers and would like me to match them to a cape and rescue your buck I have absolutely no backlog so can turn him around very quickly. Also since I'm just getting off the ground I will charge a very fair price.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:36 AM
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Nice work!
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:17 AM
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I have about a dozen sets of antlers between 140-170, about 5 are in the 160-170 range I wouldnít mind getting done. What kind of price are we talking about?
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:18 AM
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looks good!!
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:11 PM
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I have a 176 inch muley rack I would mount. Pm me with some pricing.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:23 AM
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Working on this Whitetail rescue buck.
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:38 PM
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I bet whoever gave you those mule antlers is charming, hilarious, handsome AND a snappy dresser!

Iím glad it turned out so well. Better than sitting in the storage unit, thatís for sure.
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:17 PM
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Ha ha yup
I still can't believe a total stranger would give me this set of antlers. When I was driving to meet you I expected a spiker - was I ever surprised.
Same thing with those whitetail antlers. Hunters are a rare breed that's for sure.
This guy is so wide that it's actually hard to take his picture.
Thanks again
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:08 PM
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Have you thought about putting some color back into the antlers? Itís not very hard to do.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:32 AM
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I have a muley rack. would love to get it done. it has a broken tine though. you up for a challenge? It's an old old set . been sitting for a decade or 2.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:25 PM
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Default Broken tine

Here's a pic of my Suffield Elk. He had really messed up his right antler - bent his main beam, dropped the whole right antler down and broke his brow tine.
Seems like he didn't like having antlers on his head and tried to get rid of them while they were still soft (that's my theory at least). All is points are worn down too as though he spent all his time rubbing them into the ground.
I couldn't bring myself to mount him like that.
After some major repairs I like his antlers now.

It'd be my pleasure to take such old set of antlers as yours and bring him back.
If you want him mounted please post a pic of his antlers and send a pm and we can discuss.
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:35 AM
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Default Newest rescue Buck and black bear mount

Thanks to jcrayford for allowing me the opportunity to mount this rescue set of antlers and to HELL for the opportunity to mount my first black bear.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:23 AM
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Wanna do a coyote, or a hawk ?

PM me if so...
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:11 AM
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Thanks to jcrayford for allowing me the opportunity to mount this rescue set of antlers and to HELL for the opportunity to mount my first black bear.
Nice work, Ed!!!

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Old 10-15-2019, 01:16 AM
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Thanks
I'll send a few more pics once the finishing work is done.
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:16 AM
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Default SageValleyOutdoors Mule Buck

Hey Sage if you get a chance - your buck is currently on display (loan) at the Bearberry Saloon (West of Sundre)
They also have a terrific Hot Turkey Sandwich
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:26 AM
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Hey Sage if you get a chance - your buck is currently on display (loan) at the Bearberry Saloon (West of Sundre)
They also have a terrific Hot Turkey Sandwich
That looks like great work Ed! I'll have to take a spin up there and check out the mount (and try the Hot Turkey Sandwich at the same time!)

Nice rack there Sage.

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Old 11-04-2019, 11:25 AM
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Wanna do another black bear? Please feel free to PM me if you do
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:14 PM
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Default Bearberry Saloon

awesome jcray
Just a heads up they are closed mondays and Tuesdays
We've been going there for years. Its a true diamond in the rough. Just inside WMU 318. Seems like the MO for hunters is to go on a morning hunt then hit the Bearberry for lunch then head back for the evening hunt.
It's literally 15 mins from our secret hunting spot.
Owners name is Char (very nice lady).
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:11 PM
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Default WT rescue buck

Another rescued set of antlers - thank you Tom
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:28 PM
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Sorry for my ignorance but what do you mean when you say rescued antlers?
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:33 PM
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Sorry for my ignorance but what do you mean when you say rescued antlers?
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:48 PM
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I sent you a PM but never heard back from you
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:49 PM
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Well, I seem to have missed that.

Ha, Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:02 PM
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Bezzola can you please resend message I didnít get one from you
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