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My man cave ...... Aka Hemmingways lodge. Ducks, pheasants, geese, Mnt goat, stone ram, Elk, BT and Mulie bucks, B bears, Bison , Yote, artic fox hides. Antlers antlers antlers. Many of the above mounted by myself, my pops and G ma.
my Man Cave .......
its my retreat to good times with family and friends, to many pics also.
I haven't had anything mounted yet because I usually find what I consider a more important use for my money but with a deer like that I'd sure find a way to scrape up some extra cash somewhere. That's a beast, Jim!
The one and only mount I've ever had was when I won a free mount for shooting the largest pheasant in the Okanagan one season back in the early eighties. Wish I knew what happened to it. It would look good in my cabin/house up at the lake.
A very good friend took up taxidermy as a hobby while he was attending UBC to become a teacher.
He had a natural gift for producing both birds and mammals in properly proportioned and realistic
stances that looked extremely lifelike (similar to Jim's Brant) He did a Drake Mallard with wings extended
and a brace of Wigeon, one in flying mode and the other standing, for me as a favour for bringing him along
on many fishing trips while he struggled to pay for university. His work was of such accurate quality he could
have made a living at it. I brought him a full sized buck beaver that he did and donated to UBC around 1972-3.
never had anything stuffed....never felt flush enough with cash to get anything mounted...I have always just cut the rack off but they just hang on nails.... I did a euro on my last WT buck but it just hangs from a nail in the garage as well
Our neighbour did that for me Jim.
She does some of the best work I’ve ever seen. Not only is she a top notch artist but a real hunter from running cats with hounds to running a skinning knife.
The real deal!
Small house, low ceilings, so mine are banished to the stairwell. even demoed it to get the high ceiling for a few mounts. if I get my sheep this year the wall with the bear on it is coming out so I can mount some more stuff above the cougar where we can see it from the living room! Fingers crossed!!
(Theres also a book bear head in the basement FYI lol.)