Monday, July 23, 2012

Old Coues

Here is a  mount I just finished recently of an old coues buck.  The hunter had been seeing this buck for the past three years and finally was able to take him this past October.  He was apparently tucked away in some out of the way spot where he saw few humans.  The buck had no front teeth left and his molars were worn down to the gumline.  It is rare to see a deer get this age anymore with all the hunting pressure they receive.  Despite his lack of teeth, he was healthy and had a larger than average body size.  The hunter found one of the buck's sheds from a couple of years prior and he wanted it with the mount, so this is what I put together for him.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Another Goat Finished

Here are some photos of Jimmy J.'s Alaskan Mountain goat.  Note the difference in the length of hair on Jimmy's goat versus Doug's goat.  Jimmy harvested his goat in late August and the hair is probably 2 - 2 1/2 inches in length.  Doug's goat was harvested in late October and the hair length on it is closer to 5 inches.  It is something to think about for anyone planning a Goat hunt as the early season goats do look a little different than the late season goats.