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CutTheLoop
November 21st, 2008, 08:32 PM
Killed a big Bobcat this evening, and I can't get ahold of the taxidermist, will not be able to get into town until tomorrow morning.

What do I need to do maintain the cat until then?


Thanks in advance.

hstubblefield
November 21st, 2008, 08:36 PM
put it in some bags an put it in the freezer

johnboy1975
November 21st, 2008, 08:38 PM
put it in some bags an put it in the freezer

+2:thumbs_up

CutTheLoop
November 21st, 2008, 08:46 PM
Whole animal, or do I skin first?

Someone told me freezing it could cause the hair to slip. :noidea:


Thanks for the replies.....this is the first cat I've ever got, trying not to screw this up. :confused:

orlybow
November 21st, 2008, 08:51 PM
freeze him whole. Do not skin it. Freezing stops the bacteria growth. Bacteria is what causes hair slippage. I am a taxi...

orlybow:cool:

CutTheLoop
November 21st, 2008, 09:05 PM
freeze him whole. Do not skin it. Freezing stops the bacteria growth. Bacteria is what causes hair slippage. I am a taxi...

orlybow:cool:

Excellent.

Thanks guys. Will post some pics in a few.

hilltophunter
November 21st, 2008, 09:09 PM
you need to be careful on how long you freeze it. The hair on the "shins" will turn to a cardboard like state and be very hard to skin out. If its just over night you should be fine.

CutTheLoop
November 21st, 2008, 09:13 PM
I'm 5'10":for size comparison

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acridlon
November 21st, 2008, 09:18 PM
Congrats on the kitty!!!

skynight
November 21st, 2008, 09:19 PM
Beautiful. Choose your taxidermist carefully - seems like these are hard to get right.

RCL
November 21st, 2008, 09:20 PM
Nice cat!........:thumb:

OHIOBUCK
November 21st, 2008, 09:34 PM
Congrat's..........I'm jealous......I want one soooooo bad!

How are you going to get it mounted? Here is the mount I want done if I ever get one.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z185/ohiobuck_photos/pic_catstretching.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z185/ohiobuck_photos/pic_catstretching2.jpg

IrishnId
November 21st, 2008, 09:49 PM
Put it in the freezer ASAP. When it freezes through it'll be good for 2 or 3 years. I've done it with a beaver,bobcat,and raccon, didn't have money right then for a mount and I like to have the money before I take it in.

chuckatuk
November 21st, 2008, 10:00 PM
freeze it and please choose a good taxidermist.i trusted someone and she ruined one i had done.it ended up looking like it got hit by a train.

Beamen123
November 21st, 2008, 10:01 PM
Awesome cat. Congratulations.

IowaSwitchback
November 21st, 2008, 11:06 PM
Congrats Jim.....:thumbs_up

CutTheLoop
November 21st, 2008, 11:49 PM
freeze it and please choose a good taxidermist.i trusted someone and she ruined one i had done.it ended up looking like it got hit by a train.

We have a really good Taxidermist here, would recommend him to anyone. He did a Bobcat walking off with a quail in it's mouth, for a friend of mine.

I have seen some horrible looking bobcats mounts, this one looks as good as the real thing.

proto archer
November 22nd, 2008, 12:08 AM
wrap it up in a towel then put it n a bag and freeze it it keep better that way :thumbs_up












www.camospace.com/jimmiem

CutTheLoop
November 22nd, 2008, 12:10 AM
wrap it up in a towel then put it n a bag and freeze it it keep better that way :thumbs_up


Gonna take a helluva towel. :smile:

chuckatuk
November 22nd, 2008, 08:08 AM
what did you shoot him with.usually they have big holes that require lots of sewing.how much did it weigh?good looking cat:thumbs_up

John-in-VA
November 22nd, 2008, 09:02 AM
Great looking cat .Should make a great mount.Congrats

Lil Wag
November 22nd, 2008, 09:32 AM
Thats a pretty cat.

westman
November 22nd, 2008, 10:00 AM
Beautiful. Choose your taxidermist carefully - seems like these are hard to get right.

I agree.

I have two bobcats mounted by two different taxi's and as far as I'm concerned, neither one is done very well.

Congrats on a nice cat!

CutTheLoop
November 22nd, 2008, 08:10 PM
what did you shoot him with.usually they have big holes that require lots of sewing.how much did it weigh?good looking cat:thumbs_up

Shot with 130gr .270, lucked out; Didn't tear him up. entry is barely noticeable, and the exit is only about the size of a quarter.

He weighs: 24.5 lbs

Thanks again for all the suggestions folks.
:darkbeer:

CutTheLoop
November 23rd, 2008, 12:04 PM
Beautiful. Choose your taxidermist carefully - seems like these are hard to get right.


Luck for me, our local guy here in Brownwood (Steve Lancaster) is very good at what he does.

A friend of mine had his done there.

Misfire
December 7th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Luck for me, our local guy here in Brownwood (Steve Lancaster) is very good at what he does.

A friend of mine had his done there.


Do you have any contact info or the name of his studio?


Thanks!

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458win
December 7th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Nice cat! Congrats! Yes when you take it to a new taxidermist first ask to see previous mounts. Either have pictures, look at work in the shop and if possible see if you can get previous customer phone numbers. (sometimes hard) If they wont do that then move on to the next guy.

Theres a pic of a bobcat on here somewhere that is a example of poor taxidermy!

458win
December 7th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Also forgot to add....when it comes to taxidermy usually you get what you pay for. Not saying the most expensive guy is always the best or the cheapest one does shoddy work but at the same time quality cost money. Good luck and show us a pic when you get him back!

CutTheLoop
December 7th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Do you have any contact info or the name of his studio?


Thanks!

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http://www.texastrophytaxidermist.com/

Steve Lancaster
811 Early Blvd. (Hwy. 67-377)
Brownwood, TX. 76802
325-646-8534

sva9843
December 7th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Very nice cat!!

Congrats.

Misfire
December 7th, 2008, 07:49 PM
http://www.texastrophytaxidermist.com/

Steve Lancaster
811 Early Blvd. (Hwy. 67-377)
Brownwood, TX. 76802
325-646-8534



Thanks! It looks like he does very nice cats. I'm going to call him tomorrow.

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buckncm
December 8th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Depends on where you live. If it's like Ohio right now you don't have to do anything except put him outside or hang him in your garage......LOL. It's flippin cold:thumbs_do

Stanley
December 8th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Get the cat frozen whole, until you can deal with it. had a yote in the freezer for 4 months one time. Wife whined and I dined for that Yote.

CutTheLoop
December 8th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Thanks! It looks like he does very nice cats. I'm going to call him tomorrow.

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Cool, friend of mine got a cat from the same stand as mine, one week later.
Dropped his off at Steve's that evening, I'm still saving for the deposit on mine.:confused:

Misfire
December 8th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Cool, friend of mine got a cat from the same stand as mine, one week later.
Dropped his off at Steve's that evening, I'm still saving for the deposit on mine.:confused:

I called Steve's shop this morning and they quoted me 695.00 for a full body mount. That price is right in the middle of what I've been quoted. I have a guy that quoted me 500 and I'm waiting on some pics of his work before dropping my cat off.

I really wanted to take him to Roy in Granbury, who does EXCELLENT work and all my past mounts but he wants a King's ransom to mount a bobcat. (895.00)


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