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So, not a bow kill, but my husband got this coyote and did the mount himself. I think it looks pretty good, so I thought I would share.
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I like it.
 

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Constructive critique.........if the animal has a open snarling mouth, the ears should be swept back in a more aggressive/defensive manner. Forward or upright ears are a sign of listening....
 

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thats a big coyote i think he did good and i agree about the position of the ears on it thou
 

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Great job.
 

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That looks as good great job better than most professional taxidermist jobs ive seen.
 

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I always judge taxidermy by the eyes. If the eyes look good then generally speaking the rest looks good. The eyes are the hardest part to get right. He did a pretty darn good job in my book.
 

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Constructive critique.........if the animal has a open snarling mouth, the ears should be swept back in a more aggressive/defensive manner. Forward or upright ears are a sign of listening....
I don't think the Coyote is snarling at all...more of a 50 yard dash panting look...Very nice mount . I know that any animal with an open mouth cost more at the Taxidermist.
 

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looks pretty good
 

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Looks really good!!
 

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Constructive critique.........if the animal has a open snarling mouth, the ears should be swept back in a more aggressive/defensive manner. Forward or upright ears are a sign of listening....
Maybe he put the oh S*&T open mouth look when the Yote realized he had messed up and gotten into range.LOL!!!!!

Nice mount
 

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I don't think the Coyote is snarling at all...more of a 50 yard dash panting look...Very nice mount . I know that any animal with an open mouth cost more at the Taxidermist.
You so right. He wanted the panting look. Thanks.
 

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Very nice.
 

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Thanks guys for the compliments. He has done his own deer heads for a while now, but wanted to try something else. It does beat paying the taxidermist. It is time consuming, but I think it is like anything else, you appreciate it so much more when you do it yourself. Now, if I can ever shoot a deer or elk with my bow, I know I will get a good mount out of it, plus he probably wont charge me much!
 

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He did an OK job. I assume this is probably his first attempt at a 'yote. They can be very difficult to mount and in fact many taxidermists don't like to even attempt them. My major complaints would be the work around the muzzle, the flat look he's captured just doesn't look like a live coyote and instead looks like hide that has been smoothed and glued to a foam form. Also, the EYES make the mount and he certainly needs more details there, especially on the way he's set them.... he almost has an unrealistic angle for a prey species and not the straight predator eye set it needs. Good job though on an early attempt at a very difficult animal to mount.
 
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