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#1 Rowdy Yates

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:16 AM

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It was a bit of a long distance struggle to get this taxidermist to get it done but I finally got here about a week or so ago.
I left the buck out there at a taxidermist the outfitter used for his animals and I saw his work in his home and I was impressed with his mounts. The taxidermist is out of Colorado Springs and I hunt south of there about an hour.
I had no one here in Ohio that I knew that does pronghorn on a regular basis so I felt it was better I left it in the hands of a service that does do them.
I was originally promised this would be done in 9 months and it took 13 months.
At 9 months I started calling and asking what's the delay and I heard all the excuses they could muster. Oh well---- now it's water under the bridge and I think he looks pretty good up on my office wall.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 08 October 2010 - 09:20 AM.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 10:24 AM

13 months isn't too bad. I've waited more than a year a couple times. Twice I waited significantly longer. Once 18 months and the longest wait was 26 months!
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:47 AM

13 months isn't too bad. I've waited more than a year a couple times. Twice I waited significantly longer. Once 18 months and the longest wait was 26 months!



Those are some amazing delays. About everyone of the animals I have had done where delivered here within a year or less and most of them around 10 months. All have been done out of State and one out of the Country.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:56 PM

Not only got the back but you got the head and neck too. Good looking mount. That is one enyone would be proud of.
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:57 PM

Nice Rowdy !
Looking at him sure is giving me the itch to get out there after em agin !
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:53 PM

Congratulations brother, he looks great!

I think I have about 20 animals in the taxidermist right now. I just keep pushing forward


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 12:55 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Phil I know you guys will be putting a few speed goats on ice on your trip coming up very soon - good luck. Bonecollector34 thanks I know you have your eye on a few book bucks close to home and hope y'all have some luck getten on em.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 15 October 2010 - 12:28 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:17 AM

Thanks Rowdy

We do done well on speedgoats here usually

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:26 PM

That's a beautiful mount-congrads.......................
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:16 AM

NIce looking goat Rowdy! I love it when guys like you get out and explore beyond their backyard. The mount is a great reminder of the good times you've had. Keep up the good work!

I know Seth Heasley and Bruce McCown will be adding goat mounts to their homes. Phil dropped a mule deer yesterday in Colorado and is heading back to Wyoming today (10-26-10) for fill his pronghorn tag. I'm betting he'll score.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 08:13 AM

I could have sworn I already replied to this. (I think Leo has been playing with the magic buttons again just messing with me. :P )

Nice p'horn. I've never really seen one up close. It is fascinating to me how they are the only animal in the world I know of to shed horns. I guess it's just the outer portion that sheds, leaving behind a solid core. That core somehow actually begins the growth of a new outer sheath from hair, of all things. (I guess their horns are mostly comprised of the same cells that make up their fur. How neat/weird is that?!) I'd like to touch one some day. Definitely wouldn't mind having one hanging on my wall either.

Anyway, congratulations. Yeah, I know it doesn't mean much now and a promise is certainly a promise. But, I wouldn't have even believed them up front if they had told me anything short of one year wait time. (I don't think anything I've ever had done took less than a year. :lol: )

Will, thanks for the update on Philip and the Whistle Pig... oh, and Bruce too. :D

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