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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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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
:thumbup::thumbup: two thumbs up for two nice deer
 

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Congratulations!!! two great looking Whitetail... :thumbup::thumbup:
 

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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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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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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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Ok I found a taxidermist I am comfortable with. I decided on a pedestal mount with an offset shoulder and a semi sneak with a slight right turn. I have attached a picture of the Pedestal I will mount it on I built with my son (who killed the deer) kinda wanted him to be a part of it all since it is his. He choose the moount style and pose. it is how the deer was when he shot it. Thoughts???
 

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great father & son project. He will remember his whole life. The set-up is different and should be great. Make sure mom doesn't hit it with vacuum cleaner :bag: post pictures of completed mount!
It's pretty heavy probably be bad for the vacum... LOL I starters second Pedestal at my other sons request. He wants to be ready for when he kills his Buck "Later this Year" he is confident for one of hunting on a farm are outfitter.
 

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It's pretty heavy probably be bad for the vacum... LOL I starters second Pedestal at my other sons request. He wants to be ready for when he kills his Buck "Later this Year" he is confident for one of hunting on a farm are outfitter.

Wow ill never post from a phone again... What I was saying is that My second son asked me to start building a pedestal for his first Buck already he plans on killing it later this year. He is pretty confident for someone not hunting with an outfitter but just hunting open land in Kansas. We are building an Octagon shaped pedestal for him Ill put up some Pictures whe it is done.
 
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