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    OK members......I've seen a post with a Turkey fan mount that included body feathers and wing feathers. I know it might be premature but, if I get a nice tom this year I would like to do that mount. If you have that picture please post it. If you don't then I'll have to go 'full monty' and get what I'd really like the flying turkey like 'wild Turkey Whiskey'.....lol!

    Thanks for the in-put.
    ViperX4
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    This???
    Like this Viper???
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    Tuekey
    Thank you ......now you're talking turkey...lol
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    mount
    Ive tried 3 times to load this pic of the mount i done last season.The tail feathers aren't that ruffled,lol,they just are in this pic because I was moving it around to take the pic.
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    Whole Skin?
    Hey Diane .....is that the whole skin or is it pieced together?
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    mount
    that is one whole piece.
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    nice
    That looks really good D. You did that yourself? What was the process like? I haven't seen that before but I really like it.
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    Mount
    Yep Guys...She did it herself...She is shy and I couldn't believe she hasn't shared it before...I like it also!!!!!
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    Did it myself
    Yeah I did it myself.Its really not that hard if you have a strong stomach for the turkey smell,lol.I googled how to do a cape mount before season opened last year so i was ready and had an idea of what I needed to do. Really all you need is a sharp knife.I hung my bird from a limb and just skinned it really being careful to not cut through the skin and took my time to keep it all in one piece. It is better to cut as much of the skin you can with the feathers and as far around as you can.Really its just a strip down the back that holds all the feathers.You also keep the tail intact with the back and don't cut it off seperate.You can keep the wings intact also or some people cut them off and dry them seperate and reattach after its all dryed and cured.I suggest you just googled 2 or 3 different sites and get a couple ideas how to do it.Its easier if you can watch someone doing it on youtube. Just remember its better to cut to much skin and feathers off than too little.It makes for a fuller looking mount.It really is a fun project that you can take pride in because you done it yourself.I just enjoy doing stuff like this.
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