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Old 09-16-2012, 08:36 PM
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Default Two Great weekend hunts

Youth Season opened on Sept.8th here in Kansas. My sons and I reworked our lease the week before exactly 7 days before and I was worried that I may have messed up the youth season for my oldest son. We get in the stand at 6 am on opening morning and sure enough when the sun lit the sky a nice Doe was standing out there at 80 yards waiting for his (my sons) shot. He took his first Deer a pretty Doe at 6:36 am. Pictured below,

Fast forward 7 days and it is my 12 year olds turn to hunt we learned patience on this trip hunted all day minus the hour lunch break. Then at 7:30 pm a nice BUck walked out and my 12 year old was able to harvest his first deer . Which I am trying to decide "How" to mount I have never mounted one of mine I do Euro mounts myself but have always promised my boys I would Mount their first Bucks. So I am open to ideas here what makes a good mount???

Best two hunts of my life not ashamed to say My eyes got a little watery watching my sons responsibly and cleanly take two beautiful deer.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:37 PM
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the Buck is a 9 point not sure what it would "Score" never had that doen either throw a thought out about that also if you have one.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:59 AM
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congrats to both must be a proud dad
as far as a mount go's I personally like the sneak shoulder mount
maybe because that is how my first buck was positioned when I shot him & that is how he is mounted on my wall. With that said I would mount it one of 2 ways 1) mount close to the position it was when shot
2) let your boy pick out the mount
good luck & please post a pic of the mount when done
two thumbs up for two nice deer
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:33 AM
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Congratulations!!! two great looking Whitetail...
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:18 PM
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Great job and congrats for the two boys on their first deer. Find a good taxidermist and he will have pics or mounts you can look at th see what you like best. I like a semi sneak turned right or left
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:36 AM
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WhoDat- that's awesome man! Congrats to your two boys! I can not wait till I can take my kiddos hunting- they are still a little young, 4 and 1.

I was going to suggest euro mount if you wanted to do it yourself, but if you are wanting to do an actual deer mount, I would strongly suggest you to take it to a professional. Now, I realize those can be costly, but many of them will allow you to make payments on it. Most require you to put down 1/2 the money when you drop it off and the rest is due when you pick it up. I don't have that kind of money laying around at my house, so I realize that may be hard to do. Just like anything, all taxedermists are different in prices. Do a websearch and find some old timer out in the sticks that does them for 1/2 the cost as the big timers. ??

I'm just saying I wouldn't trust myself with that type of job.. I'd end up messing it all up. But maybe you are more talented in that area. Good luck to you either ways.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:15 AM
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Congrats to all. I too got a bit misty eyed when my son shot his first. For a mount I like to have it mounted to resemble the position it was at when harvested. No matter what your sons will remember their first deer forever. Nice Job Dad!
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