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    Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
    I think the really big B & C racks that adorn the walls of the large sporting goods stores are worth thousands.
    Now 99, you are a man who knows what sports are of interest to watch. But I must admit that I am not sure women wrestling is a sport, or just a substitute for Viagra !!

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    Originally posted by CD2 View Post
    My wife worked a pretty popular antique store.
    Non record book whitetail deer mounts of good taxidermy, will sell for up to 200 dollars. Thats what the store sells them for.
    Selling them to the store? Will get 40-50% of that, if lucky.

    I dumped 3 deer mounts 15 yrs ago for 90 bucks each. Think prices proly the same due to flooded market. Lots of old time deer hunters have passed in my area...........widows take that stuff to the antique store before the corpse gets to room temp.
    Boy, is that true CD2. In all my years in taxidermy, I experienced maybe 1-2 wives who were in favor of their husband’s deer mounts in the home ! It was not a well shared concept.

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  • 99explorer
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    Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
    Here is a picture of the famous James Jordan buck, the number two ranked typical whitetail, taken in Wisconsin in 1914.
    This is the record U.S. whitetail because the Milo Hansen buck was taken in Canada.
    The original is on display at Bass Pro's Springfield, Missouri store.
    According to legend, the buck was killed with a Winchester Model 92 in .25-20 cal. and given to George Van Castle, part-time taxidermist in Webster, Wisc. who agreed to mount it for $5.00
    George soon moved to Hinckley, Minn. and when Jim Jordan tried to reach him, he had moved to Florida with no forwarding address.
    Jordan gave up hope, but in 1958, his nephew turned up the mount at a rummage sale near Hinckley, where it had been stored in an attic all those years.
    There is no further information about taxidermy work on that specimen.
    Replicas are on display at Bass Pro and Cabela's stores.

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  • 99explorer
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    Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
    I think the really big B & C racks that adorn the walls of the large sporting goods stores are worth thousands.
    I like to watch the women wrestling. I don't really care who wins as long as they are pulling the clothes off each other:-))

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    Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
    Here is a picture of the famous James Jordan buck, the number two ranked typical whitetail, taken in Wisconsin in 1914.
    This is the record U.S. whitetail because the Milo Hansen buck was taken in Canada.
    Except for the ear placement, this is a fine looking mount but certainly not mounted in 1914. I would think this is a much more recent piece of work with replicated antlers !

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  • Guest
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    Is the 'hole in the horn' buck in Cabela's Dundee, Michigan the real deal or a copy??

    Was the 'hole in the horn' the one that was hit by a train in S. Ohio ?
    It would take a really trusted person to convince me that it was the real deal. Those horns have replicated so many times, there are probably several mounts with them in Cabela stores across the nation. Copy antlers are impossible to tell from looks alone. Easy to determine with a knife blade as the resin can be cut or scraped to show what it is ! I have read that the buck was hit by a train, but not sure it was in Ohio.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
    I think the really big B & C racks that adorn the walls of the large sporting goods stores are worth thousands.
    I used to go with my Father to watch midget wrestling. Now that was a blast, fake but a blast.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Is the 'hole in the horn' buck in Cabela's Dundee, Michigan the real deal or a copy??

    Was the 'hole in the horn' the one that was hit by a train in S. Ohio ?

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  • steve182
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    Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
    I see some in flea markets not as nice as yours and asking $200. Find some business looking for them and I would ask $250 to $300.
    BTW, mounts in Cabela's and Bass are real - some are only loaned to the stores. Others are on display to show taxidermist skill and are actually in contests for best mount.
    Many in Cabelas and Bass Pro are replicas. Resin horns

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  • 99explorer
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    Here is a picture of the famous James Jordan buck, the number two ranked typical whitetail, taken in Wisconsin in 1914.
    This is the record U.S. whitetail because the Milo Hansen buck was taken in Canada.
    Attached Files

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  • CD2
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    My wife worked a pretty popular antique store.
    Non record book whitetail deer mounts of good taxidermy, will sell for up to 200 dollars. Thats what the store sells them for.
    Selling them to the store? Will get 40-50% of that, if lucky.

    I dumped 3 deer mounts 15 yrs ago for 90 bucks each. Think prices proly the same due to flooded market. Lots of old time deer hunters have passed in my area...........widows take that stuff to the antique store before the corpse gets to room temp.

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  • Guest
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    Originally posted by DakotaMan View Post
    I suspect you could get $50-$75 each on craigslist or at a local flea market. They are nice mounts but you are looking for someone who needs a decorative mount and the market is not large. Most people treasure a mount because it is their trophy. The interest in someone else's trophy is not as high as we would hope.
    Your comment about someone else’s trophy is exactly correct, and I do not understand why more people don’t realize this !

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  • Guest
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    Originally posted by 99explorer View Post
    During an interview in November, 2011, Mark Dowse, Taxidermy manager for Cabela's 34 locations, said, "We deal with Boone & Crockett animals, and may pay $1,000 and often not even that.
    "We've paid $10,000, but that's for something like a state-record deer."
    He added that many mounts in Cabela's stores have been purchased as part of a large collection.
    In 2002, Bass Pro Shops purchased the Legendary Whitetail collection of 84 trophy mounts from collector Larry Huffman.
    The collection mounts ranked high in the B & C and Pope & Young record books, and included several of the most notable trophies in the world, including the James Jordan buck and the Hole in the Horn buck.
    Most people pay too much attention to the antlers on a mount instead of the taxidermy work under them. In my eyes there is nothing worse than looking at a nice set of antlers that are placed on a bad mount. They would have been better left on a panel or board in the first place ! BWT being said, in actuality most can not distingquish good taxidermy anyway. There are different grades of work, there being excellent, good, fair, bad, butt ugly and finally “what the hell is that ?” Pay the price people, remembering that this is something you will be looking at for sometime, as well as other people also !

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  • 99explorer
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    Here is a picture of the world-record Milo Hansen typical whitetail buck, and the famous Johnny King buck, which briefly exceeded it until it was reclassified as a non-typical whitetail.
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  • 99explorer
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    Here are some pictures of the famous Hole in the Horn buck.
    It is believed to have been killed by a locomotive.
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