Some of my work

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Some of my work

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 12th, 2011, 10:40 am

Most of you are not aware that I am a taxidermist.. I of course do deer and some trapping mounts.. But my real specialty is predators: Coyotes, fox and bobcat.. Business has been really good lately, feel free to PM me with any work you may have and maybe we can get something worked out.. Maybe I might do a game on this site for a free mount of your trophy of a lifetime.

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Re: Some of my work

Post by vaturkey » October 12th, 2011, 2:02 pm

That crosseyed yote is awesome !! :lol:

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Re: Some of my work

Post by CamoMan4025 » October 12th, 2011, 3:19 pm

You SUCK!
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Re: Some of my work

Post by guesswho » October 12th, 2011, 8:34 pm

What is your turn around time? I know you sometimes have to wait on quality.
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Re: Some of my work

Post by Ticeman » October 12th, 2011, 9:24 pm

If Stevie Wonder was a taxidermist, this is what his crap would look like.

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Re: Some of my work

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 13th, 2011, 7:19 am

guesswho wrote:What is your turn around time? I know you sometimes have to wait on quality.
Right now I am behind.. I have never done African game and received the below animals from a to remain un named "big shot tv show host" as he heard my excellent work with predators. This was simply not mounting an animal, but creating a realistic scene that makes someone feel as if they have just walked through the savanah grass and come across these lions on a fresh kill.. I worked long and hard on this mount and am entering it in the African BIG 5 taxidermy category at this years Safari Club International convention in Reno.. I really think I have an excellent chance to place high or win..

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Re: Some of my work

Post by GobbleNut » October 13th, 2011, 8:20 am

Wow, Tom! ...And I thought I was good! I am giving up taxidermy altogether now that I've seen what a real master can do! Send me your address,....I am gonna' have you do all of my work from now on. Cost is no object. Is a ten thousand dollar deposit enough to get started? I am in awe of your artistic gift. Amazing stuff, buddy! Please,...can we see more?!....

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Re: Some of my work

Post by guesswho » October 13th, 2011, 10:01 am

Those Polar Bear/Lion hybrids are a rare creatue so I understand why the lucky hunter wouldn't send them to just anybody to be mounted. Looking at that scene it's almost like I can hear the bones crunching.
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Re: Some of my work

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 13th, 2011, 10:19 am

guesswho wrote:Those Polar Bear/Lion hybrids are a rare creatue so I understand why the lucky hunter wouldn't send them to just anybody to be mounted. Looking at that scene it's almost like I can hear the bones crunching.
Thanks Ronnie and speaking of polar bears, the San Diego zoo had a mother and cub die and wanted them mounted so they heard of me and I received the hides fleshed, it was a big box.. Here it is on display Image

And you want more Gobblenut, I know you are in big cat country.. If you ever draw a tag I would be happy to do it. Here is cat I did a few years ago. The man wanted it to look as it did in the tree as the dogs bayed below.. Image

And here is another cat.. This client saw pictures of the cat above and feared his small children would not like such a realistic scary specimen in the house, so he opted for a more docile creature.. Image
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Re: Some of my work

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 13th, 2011, 10:21 am

Ticeman wrote:If Stevie Wonder was a taxidermist, this is what his crap would look like.

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Thanks for the kind words my friend.. And if you ever kill anything: Bird, deer etc I would love to mount it for you.. I would love to be part of your first successful hunt :thumbup:
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Re: Some of my work

Post by MKW » October 13th, 2011, 10:32 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

OMG, this is some funny stuff!!

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Re: Some of my work

Post by MKW » October 13th, 2011, 10:38 am

I just can't get this amazing work off my mind. I know this is a strange request, but after seeing this unbelievable talent that you have been gifted with, I would REALLY appreciate it if you would consider being my mortician when I pass. I have no doubt that you could bring out my best features and I want to look my absolute best in my casket.
Please consider this request, it would be GREATLY appreciated and you would be well compensated.

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Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 13th, 2011, 11:05 am

MKW wrote:I just can't get this amazing work off my mind. I know this is a strange request, but after seeing this unbelievable talent that you have been gifted with, I would REALLY appreciate it if you would consider being my mortician when I pass. I have no doubt that you could bring out my best features and I want to look my absolute best in my casket.
Please consider this request, it would be GREATLY appreciated and you would be well compensated.

Mike
Mike your request may granted.. Recently a local high school government class wanted a wax statue of President Obama in the class. Upon talking to the wax artists they realized they could not afford it.. So they turned to me and I was willing to donate my time and effort to the class.. I think it is a pretty accurate representation of President Obama

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Re: Some of my work

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 13th, 2011, 11:18 am

On a side note I have done some mortician work.. There is a trend amongst pet owners to mount their pets in remembrance. I always feel eery on these requests as it is a domestic animal.. But in the end I feel good to preserve mans best friend for the owners.. Here are a few, the look on the face of the owners upon pickup is touching.. It is usually full of tears as the realism of the mount brings back all them good memories.

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Re: Some of my work

Post by MKW » October 13th, 2011, 12:10 pm

EXACTLY...Just imagine the joy that will be experienced by my family and friends when I am laid to rest in the quality manner as those pets were!
Thanks for the consideration!

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Re: Some of my work

Post by redarrow » October 14th, 2011, 8:29 am

Thats looks like some of the class work I have come to expect from you pros from northern Mi. My next bear will be heading yo way fo sho. :thumbup:
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Re: Some of my work

Post by Turkey Talker » October 14th, 2011, 9:41 am

hahaha what an epic post! great photos!
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Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 14th, 2011, 10:20 am

redarrow wrote:Thats looks like some of the class work I have come to expect from you pros from northern Mi. My next bear will be heading yo way fo sho. :thumbup:
Red I truly wish you had been successful.. I had a client shoot one this year in our area.. I tried to talk him into a rug or shoulder mount but due to the size he opted for a head mount.. A little taste of what you could have had..

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Re: Some of my work

Post by Hognutz » October 14th, 2011, 10:41 am

Looks like a cross between a bear, a wart hog, and my mother in law..
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Re: Some of my work

Post by vaturkey » October 14th, 2011, 12:58 pm

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Not sure if you remember me but I shook your hand in Nashville last year @ the Hooks booth. I've got several gobblers in the freezer now & I couldn't decide who to get to do the taxi. work. Dude my worries are over. I hope you will be in Nashville this coming Feb. I will bring them & leave them with you. You might want to bring a big truck cause everybody here in VA. wants you to do their mounts from now on. Man Im sure glad you posted those AWESOME pics of your WORLD CLASS work. Hope to see you in Nashville !


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Re: Some of my work

Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 14th, 2011, 1:46 pm

vaturkey wrote:ICDEDTURKES

Not sure if you remember me but I shook your hand in Nashville last year @ the Hooks booth. I've got several gobblers in the freezer now & I couldn't decide who to get to do the taxi. work. Dude my worries are over. I hope you will be in Nashville this coming Feb. I will bring them & leave them with you. You might want to bring a big truck cause everybody here in VA. wants you to do their mounts from now on. Man Im sure glad you posted those AWESOME pics of your WORLD CLASS work. Hope to see you in Nashville !


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Why sure I remember you.. I do birds but for the most part only for myself.. I am so busy with other types of mounts that the ROI on birds is very low.. They are very time consuming.. Here is the only turkey mount I have in the shop right now.. It is a fall hen from last year, still need to build an enclosed glass coffee table to show her off. Image




I actually do other birds and just finished up this owl for the local DNR Nature Education Center..


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Re: Some of my work

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Re: Some of my work

Post by Grover » October 14th, 2011, 7:55 pm

OH MAN!! I'm dying here, this is one of the best posts I've seen in a while. Seriously, this kind of talent should shown in the smithsonian, I especially like the pres. so realistic!!!!

I want to see your rendition of Bill Clinton.
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Re: Some of my work

Post by guesswho » October 14th, 2011, 8:57 pm

Is that hen really dead?
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Re: Some of my work

Post by vaturkey » October 14th, 2011, 10:17 pm

Now I know why you use to be SHOOTUMINDAFACE !!! :lol: :thumbright: :struttin:

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