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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2022, 10:57:34 AM »
Lolli brothers auction back east will buy them

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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2023, 07:06:49 AM »
Well, it is now time. Unfortunately, for our friend in ROTC, these are not Washington Animals.

Everyone can take a look here https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/yqG26hOmSJKaVD4vSUJ5rQ.fTMFgTwVlsxwdObY1dCScZ

I will gift these, but someone will have to come get them in the Woodinville area of WA. The Tahr is a two piece, so it isn't as hard to move as it looks. The elk is BIG, it barely fit in the largest U-haul trailer when I bought it home from the taxidermist. It would have to be covered somehow to move it to prevent hairslip. It is currently screwed to a piece of plywood to make moving it easier.

I'm keeping one animal from each continent - they aren't in the pictures.

I would prefer they be displayed and enjoyed as I have for some time.

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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2023, 07:35:00 AM »
Wow...those are some cool mounts.  Looks like a lot of good memories there.  Congrats to you
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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2023, 08:01:49 AM »
Big elk gotta be worth $300 just for antlers?

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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2023, 12:28:51 PM »
Big elk gotta be worth $300 just for antlers?

Yeah, probably. I could never do it. I had no trouble taking him down, but I can't cut him up!
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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2023, 07:42:32 PM »
Love the blackbuck-they just look classy in a Den

Wonderful mounts-sorry you cannot keep them.
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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2023, 06:59:56 AM »
You could visit them in Walla Walla, decent place if you avoid the tasting rooms.  Would help with a stock trailer hauling party if you go that way

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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2023, 07:22:14 AM »
You could visit them in Walla Walla, decent place if you avoid the tasting rooms.  Would help with a stock trailer hauling party if you go that way

Very kind offer nwwanderer, thank you.  I think he indicated that none of what he had remaining were Washington wildlife except the elk (I would be using it for a WDFW Hunters Ed Class).  If I can manage a trip over to the west side I may contact him about the elk if it is still available.  Thanks again for the offer of help though.   :tup: :tup:
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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2023, 07:40:45 AM »
I was able to get rid of my uncles collection several years back.  He passed away and his widow decided to move into a condo and wanted to get rid of all the mounts.  I sold what I could and donated the rest.  Donated the cougar to WSU.
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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2023, 10:38:37 AM »
@rodell I sent you a PM a while back with no response. What are you doing with these mounts?

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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2023, 12:38:51 PM »
I'd take a few too... if offer still stands

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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2023, 01:37:03 PM »
I apologize to everyone; we've been finalizing the requirements for the downsize, and, it turns out we have to move from the Pacific NW at the same time. It is a bit much.

All of the mounts are available. I may have found a couple more small ones, too. I would like them appreciated and not thrown in the trash and I'm not looking to sell, but give, them. If some would like to get together and come get them all to split among yourselves i'm ok with that. I have so much to do I can't deal with them 1 by 1.

I will be able to watch this thread now and respond to any inquiries. It would be best if they all found a new home by the end of July.

I need just one more hunt and I'll be satisfied ... Really! Just one more...

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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2023, 10:03:28 PM »
Pathfinder, pm sent.

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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2023, 11:59:01 PM »
Sorry for your loss.  Lot's of beautiful trophies of fond memories to give up.  Hope they find the right home.
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Re: Taxidermy Collection Upon Retirement
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2023, 06:41:42 PM »
Rodell can I come take a look at the elk.

 


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