Elk mount

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Backcountry_IDN, Apr 17, 2019.


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  1. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    I sure hope you drilled the skull plate and set those in place with about 10 good screws......dont know if glue will hold the weight WHEN you grab thm to move them around.....lot of weight....
     
  2. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Yea sorry. Didn't use actual glue. Set (6) 5
    4inch screws and foamed them in with concrete foam. Then let it sit for 30 min, then formed the foam.
     
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  3. Wolf76

    Wolf76 Well-Known Member

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    They're much bigger than you expect. Mine was 6' from chest to tip of the antler and stuck out almost 5'.
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  4. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Looks good! Also looks like we might have the same form. Its a MASSIVE form. Cant believe how big it is. I was surprised the cape fit without modifications.

    What state you get him? Looks like a Montana elk?
     
  5. Wolf76

    Wolf76 Well-Known Member

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    Colorado bull. Taken near Colbran.
    It was a struggle to get it in the suburban. Thank goodness he wasn't a 340" animal.
     
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  6. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    No joke! Mine was on the decline. But he had a monster body. Horrible 2 day Pack Out with 3 guys.
     
  7. Wolf76

    Wolf76 Well-Known Member

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    I was talking about the taxidermied head. Was very fortunate to kill that animal on the edge of a field. Drove the truck right up to him. But the 2 of us couldn't lift him in the bed of the pickup. Dragged him to a depression in the field. When the truck dipped down, it shortened the distance from the ground to the tailgate. 20171021_110834.jpg
     
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  8. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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  9. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Almost done. Drying gor 2 weeks then coloring 0515191751.jpg
     
  10. Laelkhunter

    Laelkhunter Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done !! Looks a lot better than the picture in post #1 ;)
     
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  11. Backcountry_IDN

    Backcountry_IDN Well-Known Member

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    Well I didnt realize how big my elk mount (not antlers) the body on this bull was huge. Taxidermist had to special order the mount dimensions. Rediculous. (I'm almost 6' for measure) Message_1558493008085.jpg FB_IMG_1558494203721.jpg FB_IMG_1558494197788.jpg
     
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