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 Post subject: Woodcock Mount
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:00 pm 
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Well, the flights finally managed to get here and I managed to get one that is in pretty good shape for mounting. Woodcock are probably the most difficult bird to mount because they are very thin skinned, particularly around the back. The size and shape of the head are somewhat of a pain to deal with also. Anyway, being newly retired, I have enough time to go slowly and see what comes of it.

I post back on the progress and post some pictures when it is done.

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 Post subject: Re: Woodcock Mount
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:55 am 
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The woodcock mount is complete. Right now it is pinned up and drying. In about two weeks, I'll remove the wraps, paint the bill and feet and put on the finishing touches.

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 Post subject: Re: Woodcock Mount
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:49 pm 
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Sounds great! Post some pics when you can...

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 Post subject: Re: Woodcock Mount
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:13 am 
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As Frank has stated a woodcock's skin is very thin, when I was doing taxidermy for myself, for woodcock I would wet the skin as I was skinning it and especially around the head. Their heads are very large and the neck very thin, so patience is a vertue.
It is always best to inspect the skin as you are skining them and to sew any pellet holes so as not to rip the skin.
They make a beautiful mount when flying. The only other bird I found to have a very thin skin is owls. (this is before the laws went into effect protecting them.)


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 Post subject: Re: Woodcock Mount
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:49 pm 
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Frank,
Where's the pics?
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 Post subject: Re: Woodcock Mount
PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Yes, pics! A Woodcock is high on my list of birds to have mounted.




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