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Thread: Gemsbuck mount after 12 years of being in store, by sikamalc

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    Gemsbuck mount after 12 years of being in store, by sikamalc

    Well my last African Safari in anger with a rifle was 2002, during which I shot trophy Gemsbuck, Grey Duiker, Black Wildebeest, Cape Bushbuck, Springbuck Cape and Kalahari, Steinbuck.

    Having not had time and with the problem of being engaged in moving home I have finally set up a new workshop and started to mount some of my trophies to add with those I already have. So here it is a full shoulder mount, slightly off set of my male Gemsbuck ( also known as the desert warrior)

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    So for anyone who is contemplating Africa or anywhere abroad, you do not have to worry about setting up your trophies all at once. This cape was kept under dry and dark conditions and 12 years on I have mounted it as an off set shoulder mount.

    Hope you like it.
    All grades of deer stalkers/hunters in the UK and overseas catered for. Level 2 DMQ signing off available. Over 30 years experience in the stalking/hunting industry. For friendly and professional help go to www.UKOutfitters.co.uk

    ZEISS PRO STALKER.

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    that is stunning very much looking forward to getting mine back now.

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    When you say "kept under dry and dark conditions" what did you do with it? Was it salted then frozen? Interested to know what is recommended if like in this case it may be years before finally being done.....
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerstalker.308 View Post
    When you say "kept under dry and dark conditions" what did you do with it? Was it salted then frozen? Interested to know what is recommended if like in this case it may be years before finally being done.....
    No it was salted and dipped as per all trophies in Africa. What you must not do is get it wet or damp, otherwise it will start to rehydrate and slippage may occur. I kept all of them in a large cardboard box in a dry store room and in the box with some moth repellent. I know many don't have the facilities to keep skins at home, but if you have a spare room keeping them in such facilities will mean you can mount them years ahead.

    Freezing will not do them any good after all those years as it will burn them, and then they will be a problem to rehydrate.
    All grades of deer stalkers/hunters in the UK and overseas catered for. Level 2 DMQ signing off available. Over 30 years experience in the stalking/hunting industry. For friendly and professional help go to www.UKOutfitters.co.uk

    ZEISS PRO STALKER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikamalc View Post
    No it was salted and dipped as per all trophies in Africa. What you must not do is get it wet or damp, otherwise it will start to rehydrate and slippage may occur. I kept all of them in a large cardboard box in a dry store room and in the box with some moth repellent. I know many don't have the facilities to keep skins at home, but if you have a spare room keeping them in such facilities will mean you can mount them years ahead.

    Freezing will not do them any good after all those years as it will burn them, and then they will be a problem to rehydrate.
    Thanks Malc, worth knowing!
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    What is the maximum time in the freezer Malcolm I have this years cwd and munty I want doing when I've taken a summer coated roe buck to go with them .
    cheers
    norma

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    [QUOTE=norma 308;784779]What is the maximum time in the freezer Malcolm I have this years cwd and munty I want doing when I've taken a summer coated roe buck to go with them .
    cheers
    norma[/QUOTET

    Your CWD and Munti won't wait for 12 years, till you get a summer Roe Buck!! Wf1

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    [QUOTE=wildfowler1;784896]
    Quote Originally Posted by norma 308 View Post
    What is the maximum time in the freezer Malcolm I have this years cwd and munty I want doing when I've taken a summer coated roe buck to go with them .
    cheers
    norma[/QUOTET

    Your CWD and Munti won't wait for 12 years, till you get a summer Roe Buck!! Wf1
    I've my eye on a couple of nice bucks mate its just finding the time what with grass and a part time shoot !

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    You have really done that beast justice, fantastic work Malcolm.

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    Looks good for its age I thought everything had to be frozen to be kept fresh?

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