Let's see them turkey mnts.

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Let's see them turkey mnts.

Postby Jeff Sonner » February 16th, 2009, 4:09 am

Here's a few of mine


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RE: Let's see them turkey mnts.

Postby Jeff Sonner » February 16th, 2009, 4:27 am

couple more
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RE: Let's see them turkey mnts.

Postby StevePA » February 16th, 2009, 4:45 am

Are those rubber heads?
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Postby rsmithpa » February 16th, 2009, 5:44 am

Jeff,  Nice looken mounts, The bearded hen has a thicker beard than one's I am use to seeing. Is that the beard from the hen or an add on one.
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Postby trkynut54 » February 16th, 2009, 11:59 am

Those are some of the best mounts i've ever seen!!
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Postby RutnNStrutn » February 16th, 2009, 12:18 pm

I have only mounted one of my turkeys thus far, my Nebraska Merriams.

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The next time I get one mounted, this will be the pose.  I love this mount!!

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RE: Let's see them turkey mnts.

Postby Jeff Sonner » February 16th, 2009, 12:48 pm

 
No fake heads here. We only use real freeze-dried heads on our birds. Even the finest reproduction head can't come close to the detail of the real thing. As for the bearded hen-she was a road kill-my customer was following a snowplow and saw her get hit. He called his DNR buddy  and got a possesion permit as the season was still a couple months away. She was in pretty good shape on this side but had a little road-rash on the back side. The beard is her actual beard-a really nice one for any hen. Here's a pic of a different bearded hen I did a few yrs. ago.
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The colors always seem to get washed out in the pics it seems. Her head looked lots better in person. The Gobble-strut on the roost is my favorite also.
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 Maybe I'll post some more pics later.

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Postby Fan Club » February 16th, 2009, 1:57 pm

Very nice work and pics, Jeff.
 
I think you attended our Turkeyville Toms NWTF Chapter banquet in Battle Creek a couple years ago. If I remember correctly, you donated a free mount for the live auction. If you're the same chap, thanks again!
 
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Postby StevePA » February 16th, 2009, 2:04 pm

I asked if they were rubber cause they dont look real to me....The red is way off....Awfully shiny...etc etc
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Postby Gobblerman » February 16th, 2009, 6:42 pm

Jeff, as one who dabbles in amateur turkey taxidermy, and as such know what the difficulties are in creating a realistic mount, I would like to say that your mounts are excellent, bordering on flawless.  I have closely inspected hundreds of wild turkey mounts, both in person and in the many pictures that are posted on forums such as this, and yours are some of the best I've seen.  Great work!  I wish I could close to that kind of perfection!
 
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