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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-30-2015, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Fixing antler points

Didn't want to hijack the other post so I thought I would make a new one.

So the question is too fix or not to fix?

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I personally wouldn't get points fixed. The old lady shot a good buck this year after a long dry spell and the bucks main beam was broke off after the G3. She wanted a euro mount of it and asked me if there was any way of getting the antler repaired. I told her there was. And she requested to have him repaired. No sense in arguing with the Mrs.
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I'd fix it so it will look good for a mount. When anyone says nice I'd say i had it fixed. end of story

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and i bet it looks good 5chunter

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A friend's daughter shot a beast a couple of years ago. On his death run, he ran headlong into a tree and busted up his right beam pretty bad. They got it mounted and the taxi had do to a lot of work to get it back to normal. In a case like that, i would. If not, I wouldn't.
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Re: Fixing antler points

It depends on the mount. Often a minor break or two gives character. But if a G2 or main beam was broken, I'd probably get a repair...especially if I had a photo of the buck on trail cam with an undamaged rack. My son and I have mounts done both ways and it doesn't diminish the memory of any hunt one bit. It's a personal call on how you want the art to appear. I like to get my taxidermist's opinion before making a decision.

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5chunter, I would have gotten that one fixed too because the end of the beam is clearly broken off after hardening. It's not like it was never there or you are enhancing it beyond what nature initially created. Your wife will get a beautiful symmetrical mount recreating what that buck once was. Congrats on a very nice buck by the way!

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Re: Fixing antler points

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A friend's daughter shot a beast a couple of years ago. On his death run, he ran headlong into a tree and busted up his right beam pretty bad. They got it mounted and the taxi had do to a lot of work to get it back to normal. In a case like that, i would. If not, I wouldn't.
Ya know... I voted no, that I would not get one fixed. Simply because I love the character of all the buck I have harvested. However, you bring up a great point (no pun intended... ok maybe a little)! In a case like this one, I probably would get it fixed. Excellent enlightenment!
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It depends on the mount. Often a minor break or two gives character. But if a G2 or main beam was broken, I'd probably get a repair...especially if I had a photo of the buck on trail cam with an undamaged rack. My son and I have mounts done both ways and it doesn't diminish the memory of any hunt one bit. It's a personal call on how you want the art to appear. I like to get my taxidermist's opinion before making a decision.
I feel the same way and actually have 1 mount that has 1 point fixed and 1 that does not. The one I got fixed has a G3 that was broken off at the base. If I didn't get it fixed, I would probably have not got it mounted as I thought the broke point really diminished the look of the rack. I got that one fixed. The other buck has a broken brow tine and I decided not to get it fixed as I thought it added character and didn't dminish the mount. Like you said it is a personal call.

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A buck that broke after shooting it i would definately fix if he were big enough. It would basically just be putting him back the way he was when you shot him. I would not fix a brow tine. A an inch or two of a tip of a tine or main beam as long as its not too drastic i may have touched up just to have a nice looking mount on the wall if he were big enough. Major reconstructions of any kind would be a no for me and that would include entire points being added back on. If it doesnt look anything close to the way it looks in the pics and the way he was when i shot it then its not the way i want it hanging on my wall. Its not like it would be my first mount on the wall or anything so i really have no desire to gussie a mount all up just to add another to the wall. I have enough mounts now that if i shot something that was busted up it would probably get a euro or plaque mount done, and i would do it myself to save some money.
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