Hahaa, Mark!,...very funny! You are always good for a laugh on this forum. Keep 'em coming!
Thanks everybody for the compliments, but neither the animals (except for the Goulds) or the taxidermy work is that great in person! No, I am not a professional taxidermist,...just have an interest in it, and years ago, nobody around here could do turkeys worth a darn,....so I finally said, "heck, I think I can do that!" so I just started from scratch, ordered all the stuff I needed including a video that showed me how to do it, and got with it. After I had done a few turkeys, I decided to try some shoulder mounts, got another video, and found out that they were pretty easy to do, as well.
I have done quite a few turkeys and a good number of shoulder mounts of various game for friends, but I am far from being a professional quality taxidermist. I have the greatest respect for these turkey taxidermists that can put together a mount without a single feather out of place. Some pros do incredible work!
Bobby, as for the Goulds and future Goulds hunting, keep in touch with me about it. We have been going down to Mexico every year for several years now (except for this year because of all the drug-related unrest down there, which scared us off!). If our situation doesn't change, we will have access to a great ranch with somewhere between 10 and 16 tags to use, and we've been getting a great deal.
And please, no bowing!
Now let's see more pictures from all of you guys out there!!