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Bobcat mounts
« on: March 22, 2007, 01:04:55 PM »
I got my most recent bobcat sealed yesterday.  I am looking at doing a full mount on him for practice.  He, or I guess I should say she isn't that big and not that pretty, but would be fun to practice on.  I'm thinking of the leaping in the air with a chukar right at its outstretched paw, and maybe another chukar flying up from underneath.

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 04:34:21 PM »
I will post a pic of one leaping for a pheasant.  I will try to take the picture tonight and put it up. 

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 07:40:54 PM »
Here you go bone.  This is at the bow shop i go to.  He just got his taxidermy license this year.  My dad shot the bobcat but i dont know who got the pheasant.

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 07:45:32 PM »
Thanks for the pic!   Thats just about what I am after.  I have a 55 gallon oak stand, but don't have that aquarium anymore.  I was going to mount him in just about that pose, except a chukar right at his paw, belly towards the front flaring to get away, and maybe another out in front or underneath flying like the pheasant.  Cool Mount.  Any other pictures out there.

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 08:01:59 AM »
In my opinion cats are the hardest animal to taxi. You see very few that look alive or realistic but when you do they are some of the sweetest mounts to have. Lets see some pics when your done, Bone.
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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2007, 08:57:09 AM »
I agree with you.  I have seen some real cheesey mounts from some real good taxidermists.  It should be fun to try.

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2007, 08:43:43 PM »
One thing I noticed on cats is that sometimes a live pic can look almost as goofy as a bad mount. Maybe the taxi's aren't that bad afterall?

I always wanted one jumping at a grouse, but after watching the bobcat watching me this weekend I think I might have one sitting and watching.




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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2007, 01:58:54 AM »
That cat of yours would have made an excellent mount.  Though he might have made a pretty good rug too!  You were about a month late on that one.

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2007, 06:19:03 AM »
It might have "blown up" as I was shooting a .270 w/ 150 gr. Probably a small hole in the chest and a massive one through the back.

Yep, almost exactly a month too late.




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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2007, 06:46:01 AM »
You might think about switching to Barnes TSX bullets for those times when you're bear hunting and get a chance at a cat. I'd bet on a bobcat the TSX wouldn't even open up. I shoot 140's out of my 270.

Of course that's what I shot that one bear with, the one that I never found until a week later. (because I thought I missed)  :'(

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2007, 06:56:26 AM »
I'm not sure it would hae even opened up they are so soft skinned.

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2007, 04:59:23 PM »
Bob, do you still have those 100 grns?




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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2007, 05:49:42 PM »
Bob, do you still have those 100 grns?

Sure do, got two boxes for ya whenever you want them. All I want is the brass back if it's not too much trouble. (unless you have a use for it) I just don't want good 270 brass to go to waste. ;)

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2007, 08:59:19 PM »
Here is a kitty pose for ya.  He is supposed to be staring up at a mouse on the stick above him but the mouse is all messed up, so I cut it out of the pic.  I'll probably replace it with a grouse, squirrel or something.  Cats are definately the hardest critter to get right!  Most of them look bug eyed or like their ears are all dried out.


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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2007, 06:57:29 AM »
Very nice work! Looks alive to me. :tup:
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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2007, 08:14:31 AM »
Very cool mount PB

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2007, 08:23:14 AM »
Thanks!  I think that my next one will be similar but curled up with it's head down and eyes almost closed like it is sleeping on the couch.  That would freak out house guests!

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2007, 10:04:17 AM »
It would....I have a Javelina mount and I was driving with it looking out my window on the passenger side.  Most people think it was a dog, then all of a sudden they would take a closer look and I almost caused multiple accidents. :chuckle:

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2007, 04:49:29 PM »
Polar....who did the work on that mount?




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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2007, 05:54:15 PM »
A cousin of mine who lives in Alaska and occasionally down here. 

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Re: Bobcat mounts
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2007, 06:35:40 PM »
Looks good...I am trying to find a good taxi before I kill a cat..any cat.




 


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