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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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mount or rug ?

Have cow tag.
Was wonderering what to do, would like to do shoulder mount and have rug made, but was wondering if there will be enough hide to do both?
Was thinking rug and euro mount, but may want shoulder mount seeing as there wont be antlers.

Anybody have any other ideas on what else could be done?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 03:08 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

Not exactly a rug, but my cow in 2009 made a euro mount (not yet complete) and wall covering. The hide from neck to tail and leg to leg takes up a 5' x 8' section of wall.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 04:15 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

I think getting the hide tanned is much nicer than a rug. probably similar to what G daddy posted above. If i ever shoot a bear, that is my plan, to get the hide/fur tanned v.s a bear rug. I personally think the bear rugs look stupid. I would do the european skull mount
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 07:16 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

Have to get her first. lol. A tanned hide can be placed arounf the house just about anywhere. You'll still be able to do a shoulder mount and have plenty left over. Good luck.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2011, 07:34 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

i think i would do a shoulder mount. Elk in pa even a cow would be worth it. if i get a bear it will be a rug. If it is smaller i would get a full body

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 04:42 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

My brother got his cow elk mounted from Montana. It's one of his favorite's. It came out great.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-14-2011, 09:45 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

I had the hide tanned with mine and I love it. It hang's on my office wall.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2011, 02:35 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

I've been having the same thoughts. I was lucky enough to draw a Kentucky Cow Elk tag this year. I really like the idea of tanning the hide but don't want to be kicking myself down the road because I didn't get a head mount.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-18-2011, 03:03 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

How many opportunities are you going to have to take a PA (or KY) elk? That said, commemorating that harvest should be just as important to you as the harvest itself. Do whatever you want with it (once you kill it of course) but a cow elk pedestal mount is truly a breathtaking piece of taxidermy that will commemorate your hunt for generations. The remaining back hide can be tanned for a couch or coffee table covering.
A mount does not need to have big antlers to be a great tribute to an animal or the hunt. JMHO.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 01:37 PM
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Re: mount or rug ?

So true. I like your idea of a pedestal mount. If I am lucky enough to take a cow I think that will be my decision.
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