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That's an amazingly fast turnaround! I'm having friends of ours do mine (I pay them), they did my last one and it turned out great.

 

Here's a question: how do you guys hang your European mounts? I mounted two screws in the wall positioned where the main beams bend forward and countersunk a hole in the back of each antler. The screws protrude from the wall 3/4" and the mount simply hangs from them. It's flush with the wall and doesn't risk damaging the delicate bone structures, but the downside is that there is a hole in the back of each antler. It's not visible when mounted and the angle of the head on the mantle is perfect, but still...there's two holes in the rack now. I'm sure there's a better way.

 

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Congratulations Gene :yes:  on a fine buck. Sean and Keith those are VERY cool mounts. Happy Thanksgiving to all my LOU buddies :)

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That's an amazingly fast turnaround! I'm having friends of ours do mine (I pay them), they did my last one and it turned out great.

 

Here's a question: how do you guys hang your European mounts? I mounted two screws in the wall positioned where the main beams bend forward and countersunk a hole in the back of each antler. The screws protrude from the wall 3/4" and the mount simply hangs from them. It's flush with the wall and doesn't risk damaging the delicate bone structures, but the downside is that there is a hole in the back of each antler. It's not visible when mounted and the angle of the head on the mantle is perfect, but still...there's two holes in the rack now. I'm sure there's a better way.

 

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Keith, Nice display there! I use these and they mimic a shoulder mount basically for Euro pieces. I'll throw up another pic later, its early! Andy

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Skull-Hooker-European-Skull-Mounting-Brackets/909782.uts?productVariantId=3340518&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03586082&rid=20&gclid=CNKe77yjwdACFQ0yaQodAywFgw&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Here's a few older ones I put up in the garage when trying it out. I have yet to mount my collection of Euros in the house. Stained one is older rough work. The model in the pics is the Little Hooker.

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Good to be back in the woods. Not a ton of action but the right kind of action. had a breeding party come through the woods. Stud 10 point on the tail of a doe with a couple of little bucks in tow. Of course they stayed in the thick stuff. Big buck snorted wheezed and chased a small buck off. Grabbed the grunt and did a series of tending grunts. Had a wide racked short time ten point come in from behind me and was gone in a heartbeat. Never had a good shot. It happened fast and with the wet ground, he was dead quiet. Didn't notice him until he was 20 yards from me.

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Wow is dead dead no movement and not a single shot fired this morning

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Quiet here too. Two shots early to the east. Zero movement. You'll see them before you here them today. Woods is wet and quiet.

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Is it raining up there also? I hate it when it rains, have to rely on sight!! Many times they have sneaked right behind me, I just caught a flick of a tail or ear.

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Dave- Sheila is about as "hard core" a sportsperson as it gets to be out today not to mention the ice fishing :lol:  You're a lucky man...

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