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    I'm thinking that if I score on a sheep in the next couple of weeks, to do a European mount/skull mount. Has anyone had experience with this? Any photos to show off? I also have a possibility for a moose, and am thinking the same. I would love to see photos of either. By the way, I've already got shoulder mounts of both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by docdb View Post
    I'm thinking that if I score on a sheep in the next couple of weeks, to do a European mount/skull mount. Has anyone had experience with this? Any photos to show off? I also have a possibility for a moose, and am thinking the same. I would love to see photos of either. By the way, I've already got shoulder mounts of both.
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    Take a look in the Alaska meat and trophy care forum, there are some great pics of european moose mounts and might be some of sheep in there. A couple of the forum taxidermist post up pics as have some of the forum members.

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    I always like them myself. Things to consider now that the high dollar cost of getting it mounted is out of the question. Please make sure you get a quality taxi to do the work, Look at pedestal mounts at about a 45 degree angle downward. Accents the mount really well on most skulls and euro mounts. You might have to work the angle a bit more or get one away from the wall a bit or go with a stand. Either way..they look good. Most taxidermist can add natural surroundings or dress up the pedestal a little to help show your trophy off. Save the cape and sell it or give it to someone that needs one. Discuss the whitening process with the taxi..some are better than others. Make sure to see his other euro mounts he has done. Call Refs if needed. If he is worth his salt...he will preserve your trophy well.

    Search the internet..ton of pictures, even go to some taxidermist's websites. Sure you can find many euro mounts on them. Best of luck on the hunts first.
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    You could do something like these.

    Going to do mine from this year like this.



    Have this one I did a few years ago.

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    Here is a euro I did for a guy this spring.. 580996_477912482237652_826241816_n.jpg
    Nice ram, on a solid walnut base, 45 degree offset. (just a idea)..

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    eric euro Dall 3.jpgeric euro Dall 12.jpg

    Similar to the panel style on Jesse's post, with the top panel rotated 180 degrees to hang on the wall. That's the convenient thing about this type of panel -- it's easily modified to put on a table or the wall.

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    Here's mine. Not big but unique. The lamp parts I got a Menards and did it in an hour.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    You could do something like these.

    Going to do mine from this year like this.



    Have this one I did a few years ago.
    This is BADASS!!!

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    Euro's of sheep are Beautiful!! Here is my all time favorite one I did.
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    Guys, these are beautiful, absolutely what I'm after. What should I do with the cape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docdb View Post
    Guys, these are beautiful, absolutely what I'm after. What should I do with the cape?
    I believe there was someone on the wanted forums needing one. Personally, I'd get a shoulder mount. That's just me though I think half the beauty of a sheep is its magestic white cape. BUT, you like euro mounts. Maybe a throw over for a couch?

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    Sell the cape outright here or other sites/locations, could also trade it for a Euro mount plus cash and/or additional credit. Always a demand for green, salted or tanned capes in good condition.

    Just make sure skull cleaner does not boil and paint skull!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieNqvrs View Post
    Sell the cape outright here or other sites/locations, could also trade it for a Euro mount plus cash and/or additional credit. Always a demand for green, salted or tanned capes in good condition.

    Just make sure skull cleaner does not boil and paint skull!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by docdb View Post
    I'm thinking that if I score on a sheep in the next couple of weeks, to do a European mount/skull mount. Has anyone had experience with this? Any photos to show off? I also have a possibility for a moose, and am thinking the same. I would love to see photos of either. By the way, I've already got shoulder mounts of both.
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    They have a pre fab "skull hooker" that you can buy online that work good too.

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    On the other hand, if I happen to get a nice Fannin (hunting with Blackstone in Yukon); may have to get a shoulder mount to appreciate the color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieNqvrs View Post
    Euro's of sheep are Beautiful!! Here is my all time favorite one I did.
    Nice! What a hog of a ram.
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