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With duck season right around the corner, I was cleaning my duck mounts today and wanted to get a nice "group" photo of them. Here it is...

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I've only been seriously duck hunting the last 5 years, so I think I have a pretty good start. All MN birds shot around my area. Would like to keep it all MN birds, but an early October trip to Delta Marsh in Manitoba may change my thinking.

Brian

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this what we have mounted since 1997, going to add a golden eye soon and a couple coomon mergs later

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All I can say is WOW those are some really nice mounts. Ive got a woodie and my Pair of pintails are at the taxidermist yet. I was telling a buddy that I hunt with to day that I want to do a pair of geese like that.

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I've got one nice drake woodie mounted, but that's it for me. Lots of ducks and geese I could have mounted over the years, but the money for doing it just "disappears". smirk

Nice mounts guys!

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If i may ask how much does it cost per duck/goose? where or who did your mount?

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all of my mount are done by jeff holmin near st.peter email me with ne other q's regarding his work. [YouNeedAuthorization]

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Thanks Dustin! Dumb luck on that one, but that's typically how it goes for me. I knocked down a bluebill drake that the dog couldn't find in the rice, so I paddle over to help her out. We find that one and while paddling back to the piece of bog we were on a flock of about 12-15 gaddy's land right in the dekes. I quietly and carefully paddle the boat through the thick rice and ended up flushing them and knocking down an awesome drake. Come to think of it, the red head was another dumb luck one that proved the theory "third time is a charm." After I missed him on the first pass, then the second, on the third pass he landed in the dekes. I flushed him and removed him from the gene pool. Probably would've been a good one to leave in the gene pool! laugh

Nice taxidermy work guys!!! My taxi man charges $250 or $275 for ducks. It is high, but the quality is WAY worth it!

Brian

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nice mount sled were did ya shoot it?

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wish my snowgoose was done shot it march 2006 took it to the taxi in Nicollet and still not done called couple of times and said he was to busy mounting for the new cabbelas in Neveda. since we have had deer/turkey tails done there he said he would do it for $300 anyone know of a place around Nicollet/Mankato where i could get it done. this goose is a once in a lifetime thing shot it right behind my house near courtland only ones ive ever seen around

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nice mount sled were did ya shoot it?

Salton Sea, California

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Its a 15 x 35 mile lake that was formed when the colorado river flooded a low lying area in the early 1900s

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browning24, did you take it to sealby's? you should go grab your bird and tell him your taking it to jeff holmin. (north star taxidery) he has done all of my birds and he does amzing things with his mounts. 507-934-1683

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ya my dad went to school w/ jeff he does aweomse work but he wanted almost 400 to do the snow goose selby does just as good of work but i figured if i could save 100 bucks what the heck right? guess i know where that got me

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I have heard he starting to send them out to the dakotas so he really dont does not do them. tell jeff you had bad service and you have been wanting this bird for a while and he might cut ya a deal if ya mention me.

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snow goose is finally done! shot the woodie when i was 12 and shot the snow march of 06

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Here is my Big Drake Shot on Pelican Lake Near Monticello 2 seasons ago.

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guys i have a huge 4 curl mallard that i want to mount but dont know how to stage it any ideas?

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Sitting on a snowy log preening itself, this would allow all the curls to fully show....

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Have him landing with his wings cupped, I will be doing that with my next mount.

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