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Wall mounter? #7022125
10/20/20 11:00 AM
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Shot this buck this weekend. On the fence about doing a shoulder mount. Itís the 4th biggest buck Iíve shot. Wife says yes, brother says no and Iím not sure. What say you? [Linked Image]
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Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022129
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I think a nicely done European mount looks nice if you're into those. Good buck, congratulations

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022141
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Nice Deer!!

Sometimes its all about the hunt and not the antler size. Mounts (antlers period) are just dust collectors to me, but like anything its in the eye of the beholder.

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022146
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If that were my deer Iíd do a European. But Iím a tightwad and anything smaller than 180Ē doesnít get a full shoulder mount for me lol Iíve never shot one that I did a shoulder mount on. One was close, I almost did. But the freezer went out and I lost the cape


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Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022167
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you have any mounted yet?


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Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022172
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What makes you and your wife happy is all I would concern myself with.

Asked your self a few questions . Was it big enough for you to shoot yes so obviously a trophy for you. Do you have the wall space and the extra cash to spend on the mount then mount it. If not a skull mount is nice I have done a few to save cash.

I dont care if it's a doe, spike or 220" buck mounts and trophies are a personal thing and if its something you cherish and have the means to preserve to suit your and wifes taste do it.

Nice buck congrats.

Edit: what's that saying about momma being happy again. Sounds like she wants it mounted.

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Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022174
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I have a few mounted and my wife has one mounted. I have a lot of euro mounts because thatís what I usually do with my deer.

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: hippie] #7022175
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Originally Posted by hippie
Nice Deer!!

Sometimes its all about the hunt and not the antler size. Mounts (antlers period) are just dust collectors to me, but like anything its in the eye of the beholder.

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Do as you please. I wouldn't care if it was a young 3 pt buck if it's significant to you and you want to, go for it. Plus your wife is on board

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022176
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If your on the fence do a Euro Mount.. Its a great buck bud... Congrats to you..

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: upstateNY] #7022180
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First of all-congratulations,not only on the great buck,but including your family in on your hunting life. The shoulder mount is a
great memory stimulator,but a European is also and you can do a good job yourself. Matter of $$-great dilemma to have

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022193
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I prefer a European mount even on Giant deer.. You can hand them to people , Shoulder mounts just hang there and you cant hold the rack and appreciate it as much IMO.

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022199
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Its yours do as you please, maybe split the difference and do an at home European mount.

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022201
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I think I might do a shoulder mount. It was the first deer my daughter helped me track and maybe some day I can give it to her when Iím old and sheís changing my diapers lol.

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What does your brothers opinion have anything to do with it? Looks like a dandy buck and if you want it mounted get it mounted.


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Originally Posted by Fatheroftwo
I think I might do a shoulder mount. It was the first deer my daughter helped me track and maybe some day I can give it to her when I’m old and she’s changing my diapers lol.

Sounds like youl regret it if ya don't.Nice buck,,go for it. smile


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Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022210
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I only want European mounts now.

Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022231
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Depends if the deer has any memories tied to it. I mount the last deer killed on my in-laws farm before it was sold out from under me. It was headed to just a horn mount until I learned the farm was gone !!! [Linked Image]
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Re: Wall mounter? [Re: Fatheroftwo] #7022241
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the first one i mounted was about the hunt and the shot i made,huge no. the next two were big enough to justify,and i could afford it.last one i europeaned it, now nothing will get shoulder mounted unless its bigger than what i have on the wall.its all up to you and your wife,if you can afford it go for it


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my dad mounted my first buck a decent 9point but nothing like you see now days

it was Christmas and birthday that year

I just can't see putting that kind of money into one now a bunch of pictures and a rack mount yes

for the money I think I would take another trip with my son than hang something on the wall

if your wife wants it on the wall and you got the money just make her happy

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it depends on the hunt... if it was a great one and ya got the 400... go for it otherwise if its just another buck pictures and whack the horns and nail it to a board..... nice buck!!! I think you already got it captured with that cute little girl smiling .... thats what ya gonna cherish !! She dont have a care in the world!!!!


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