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My last post in this section was supposed to be my last for the summer but here are a couple more finished mounts for those who asked for them. Both bucks were shot locally on opening day of gun season. They may be from the same town, only a few miles apart but couldn't be much different.

The first is just a beautiful, classic looking 14O class 10pt. The other a beast of a 6pt. Pics don't do it justice as it was definitely the largest bodied deer that I took in last fall. Based on past sheds, he was at least 5.5 but not much in the antler genetics. The old boy was finally taken down by a 14 yr old with a .243 (first deer). The sheer size of his head is more noticable when hung next to another mount...

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27 minutes ago, Robhuntandfish said:

great work for sure.  Thanks for sharing all the pics and the stories are great too.  Awesome that the youngster took that old buck.  Hoping to have one on the red barn for this season.  

I took in 40 deer last fall and am planning on cutting down significantly this coming season. It is a very time consuming process that eats up most of my free time outside of work. I need to step back for a while to focus more on my family. That being said, I do plan on taking a few deer in get me through the winter boredom. Should you shoot one worthy of the red barn, get in touch and I'm sure I can fit it in...

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Two great bucks!!! As always, your work is astonishing!

It's very clear the work and time you put into these mounts. Understandable wanting to make more time for family and other things. But I'll still look forward to the Red Wall thread next year. Even if there are fewer pieces of art to admire.

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1 hour ago, WNY Bowhunter said:

I took in 40 deer last fall and am planning on cutting down significantly this coming season. It is a very time consuming process that eats up most of my free time outside of work. I need to step back for a while to focus more on my family. That being said, I do plan on taking a few deer in get me through the winter boredom. Should you shoot one worthy of the red barn, get in touch and I'm sure I can fit it in...

So I should try to shoot a wall-hanger early?  OK, if you insist. 

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that 6pt is more what we seem to see around here when bucks get older. interesting how his bases aren't small but I feel like i'd expect them to be bigger. we'll get coke can bases with scrub racks around here. You've had some great deer over the years.

Great mounts. Every time you mention limiting the work you take in, I'm sure some of us procrastinators with high standards lose time off our lives. haha family first though. 

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1 hour ago, Rob-c said:

That 3rd photo of the 6 from the side, you can see he is a old mature deer . Its awesome a 14 yr old got him . Oh snd top notch work as always .. 

people throw out the "roman nose" description not knowing what they're talking about. that right there is it. at 5.5+ necks fill right out up to the head and it starts to resemble a stubby triangle.

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7 minutes ago, dbHunterNY said:

people throw out the "roman nose" description not knowing what they're talking about. that right there is it. at 5.5+ necks fill right out up to the head and it starts to resemble a stubby triangle.

I had to cut the head off of the form and add a larger replacement head to it. I actually rasped down the roman nose on the new head so it wasn't as prominent...

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