OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

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OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby gouldshunter » February 26th, 2013, 9:58 pm

Here is my nearly completed Ocellated turkey mount. I did a lot of research thanks to Lovett Williams book "The Ocellated Turkey in the Land of the Maya" and his DVD "Meet the Ocellated Turkey" to come up with this pose. This bird is the New Atypical World Record so I wanted a unique pose. The bird is going into what I call a singing tiptoe strut.

I also suggest anyone interested in hunting these birds read the aforementioned dvd and book a few times prior to going I learned a lot from them each time I read them and watched them.



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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » February 27th, 2013, 12:07 am

Cool mount :D .
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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby Hookspur » February 27th, 2013, 6:47 am

Great mount. What makes him atypical....does he have multiple spurs?

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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby soiltester » February 27th, 2013, 7:26 am

Absulutely a nice mount ;)

I'm hoping to try get one that nice also, to mount this spring :o

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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby gouldshunter » February 27th, 2013, 7:52 am

The reason he is Atypical is he has five spurs. Getting one with five spurs was pure luck it is almost impossible to really get a good look at their spurs before you shoot this one was in the way when I shot. Trust me if it had 1/4 inch spurs I would have shot I may have just gone with a more typical mount and not put as much research into what pose I was going to use.

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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby ylpnfol » February 27th, 2013, 10:31 am

very nice, it's such a shame they have that ugly head, cause they are one beautiful bird otherwise.....
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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby dewey » February 27th, 2013, 11:38 am

Great looking mount! Did I read before that you had an article published about you hunting this turkey? If so can you provide a link to the story?

Thanks and congratulations!!!

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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby soiltester » February 27th, 2013, 11:52 am

ylpnfol wrote:very nice, it's such a shame they have that ugly head, cause they are one beautiful bird otherwise.....


I think that his head is "unique", compared to the other 5 species :lol:

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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby gouldshunter » February 27th, 2013, 12:25 pm

ylpnfol wrote:very nice, it's such a shame they have that ugly head, cause they are one beautiful bird otherwise.....



over time I have grown to like it besides it's hard to argue with mother nature.

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Re: OCELLATED TURKEY MOUNT

Postby ylpnfol » February 27th, 2013, 1:14 pm

very, very "unique" indeed....and yes, one cannot mess w/ mother nature, aren't the heads on the females the same color ?, the " other " turkeys heads turn brilliant red, white and blue when they trying to attract females [ excited :shock: ] and at various other times, was wondering if the occellated has similar head color change during the mating season.....congrats on your beautiful bird
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