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Mount or keep waiting? #7461200
01/15/22 12:16 AM
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Caught what I consider to be a very pretty cat today. Iíve posted it other places to see what the consensus is but more opinions are always welcome. Should I spend the money and get a proper mount of this cat? [Linked Image]
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2021-22 season: Coyote IIIIII, Raccoon IIII, Skunk I, Bobcat I.
Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461207
01/15/22 12:22 AM
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I'd get that cat mounted, if You know a taxidermist that you've seen cats from and like.

Not all taxidermist can do great cats


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Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461208
01/15/22 12:23 AM
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nice cat.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461210
01/15/22 12:27 AM
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I can only compare that to what we have here, and we never see one that pale all over.

For me I would mount it for sure, and I would pay for a particular taxi person to do it right as well

Cats are tough to make natural, you don't want some one practicing on that one !!


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Sorry if my opinions or replies offend you, they are not meant to !

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461246
01/15/22 01:20 AM
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The cat is worthy. Now to find a taxidermist worthy of the cat.

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461265
01/15/22 01:51 AM
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Sell it

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461314
01/15/22 06:36 AM
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The general consensus is that there are very few people who do good work on cats. Some of them turn out really strange looking.

Beautiful animal for sure.

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461326
01/15/22 07:44 AM
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is it your first? if not I would tan it with feet on

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7461330
01/15/22 07:50 AM
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Nice looking

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461337
01/15/22 08:09 AM
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As a taxidermist I always say mount it do your homework and find someone good on small game.


No matter where you go there you are.
Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7461355
01/15/22 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by TurkeyWrangler
The cat is worthy. Now to find a taxidermist worthy of the cat.

Perfect advice!

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461360
01/15/22 08:35 AM
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Beautiful color but looks young/small. We don't see cats that color around here but if it's not that uncommon where you are that would influence my choice.

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461362
01/15/22 08:37 AM
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Sell the cat and get a framed blowup of that picture for your wall if you want to display it. Taxidermy is a pricey thing to decorate your home with. Not even women, well I take that back. You will spend as much as your better half on decorating. Its good to have the upper hand whenever you can.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461369
01/15/22 08:47 AM
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The taxis that can mount a cat and make it look great are 1%ers

If you can find one and can afford the price tag (the good ones are paid accordingly) get it mounted

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461385
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If you want to catch a larger and nicer cat- just mount that one.

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461418
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I think a nice spotted cat like that shines when made into a rug.



Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461420
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You should do what makes you happy. I will warn you about this , if you have it mounted donít post photos here. Some idiot that you will never meet , whoís opinion means nothing , will criticize it.

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: Mocular] #7461461
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Good looking cat. If your not sure keep him in the freezer and see if you catch another you like better. Looks like one I got in the freezer now I plan to mount. [Linked Image]

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: clintp1971] #7461465
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Originally Posted by clintp1971
You should do what makes you happy. I will warn you about this , if you have it mounted donít post photos here. Some idiot that you will never meet , whoís opinion means nothing , will criticize it.

I agree with this 100%. I have been dabbling into doing my own taxidermy for a bit and I made the mistake of posting some pics of a coyote mount I did. Obviously it wasnít great quality but I figured decent enough for a beginner. Most folks gave me good critique on it while a few pricks had to add their say so.

Re: Mount or keep waiting? [Re: clintp1971] #7461471
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Originally Posted by clintp1971
You should do what makes you happy. I will warn you about this , if you have it mounted donít post photos here. Some idiot that you will never meet , whoís opinion means nothing , will criticize it.


There are idiots on here???

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