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Offline BlackRiverTaxidermy

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BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« on: November 28, 2020, 08:19:25 AM »
Dandy moose taken in one of the best units in Washington. This early season bull had just come out of velvet and the paddles were still bloody and unhardened at the tips. After the bugs got through with the skull and it went through degreasing and drying, color was restored to the main part of the paddles which were darn near pure white. I love to do by use of coffee grounds with moose antlers....give a much nicer and uniform color. The returning client saw a pic of a bronzed skull and requested the same for his moose euro. I was not sure how I would like it as I've always liked the white contrast of the skull against dark antlers, but this came out pretty awesome looking. Got a good amount of Washington moose in this year, this one was by far the biggest. Congrats to the hunter and thank you again for the work!
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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 08:25:53 AM »
That looks awesome, I would have never guessed the antlers were darkened it looks completely natural.

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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 08:31:14 AM »
Saw a harvest pic of this bull. You did a really nice job on the antler coloring. Love the bronze look.
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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 09:16:12 AM »
Saw a harvest pic of this bull. You did a really nice job on the antler coloring. Love the bronze look.
Thank you. A friend of mine guides up there. He guided the tag holder to this bull. He’s THE man when it comes to moose up there! Cool and scary stand-off they had with this bull too!
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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2020, 09:19:46 AM »
Stud bull.

Looks pretty slick.
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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 01:12:56 PM »
Never cared for bronze skulls, but that one looks fantastic. :tup:

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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 02:19:14 PM »
 :yeah: x2 my thoughts as well. Awesome mount.
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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 07:22:49 AM »
Would that happen to be the big kettle range bull?

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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 07:59:38 AM »
I have a set of antlers that need touching up. Is the coffee ground thing something I can do myself?

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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2020, 09:03:59 AM »
Wow, that looks awesome!

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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2020, 12:01:45 PM »
I have a set of antlers that need touching up. Is the coffee ground thing something I can do myself?

Mike
The coffee ground method doesn’t really work well with previously hardened antlers, so no, I wouldn’t use them on your antlers. What works well is a Watco brand danish oil in ‘medium walnut’. Put it on a dry cloth and wipe he antlers down. It does well with restoring the color.
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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2020, 12:48:39 PM »
Nice work! :tup:

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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2020, 01:01:55 PM »
Great moose and good looking mount.  I have seen various different variations of the bronzing/coloring of the skull and I think a lot had to do with the antlers themselves.  Some look great, some not so much.  That one looks great!
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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2020, 02:37:02 PM »
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Re: BIG Washington 2020 Moose
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2020, 02:44:15 PM »
Fantastic moose!!  Why is it that most of the big WA moose don't have great fronts?  Is it the genetics for the area?  The paddles and total width is amazing and I find that most WA moose are not all broken up.  I assume this is because the density of bulls is lower so they don't have to compete as hard for the ladies. 

Again, great moose and beautiful mount.   :tup:

 


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