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Title: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Guru on March 17, 2009, 02:03:00 PM
Check this first..
    http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=98;t=000055    


The form took quite a bit of work to get the right fit... this buck was huge!  The head that came on the form was terrible, so I changed it out with a much nicer version.....ready to go....
    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt001.jpg)
    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt003.jpg)

Some clay work...with out a doubt the part of a mount that "makes or breaks"..."The window to the soul"....
    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt004.jpg)
    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt005.jpg)

Getting the skin "taxi'd"....to get the skin on the way it was cut to be mounted, the head/neck had to be cut off and then re-attached after it was put into the skin....
    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt006.jpg)
    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt007.jpg)

The long sewing process getting started....
    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt008.jpg)

Upper and lower lips tucked as well as the nostrils.....
    (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt009.jpg)

hang on,more coming....
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Tim Fishell on March 17, 2009, 02:09:00 PM
Looking good Curt!!!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Guru on March 17, 2009, 02:11:00 PM
Eyes tucked, but will need some touching up later...
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt010.jpg)

More sewing,ugggggh!
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt011.jpg)

I ran out of time, so I wrapped this leg with plastic to keep it hydrated for the final sewing the next morning(Cade laughed when he saw it, said it looked like the deer had a cast)....
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt013.jpg)

Mounted, but still needs to dry for final finish work....then will be hand delivered!!
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt014.jpg)
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt015.jpg)
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt017.jpg)
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt016.jpg)
 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt018.jpg)
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Guru on March 17, 2009, 02:17:00 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt020.jpg)
  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/TsGa10pt023.jpg)

This guy was a real warrior, scarred all over. Both eye lids had been cut and healed, one nostril had been gored and healed, and he had fresh fighting wounds all over his head, neck and shoulders. The rack looks more like a Sask. buck, dark, gnarly, a heavy bases.....he's everything a big mature buck 'ought to be....a true traditional trophy....and he fell to a very deserving hunter...congrats again bud     :notworthy:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: RUSTY1 on March 17, 2009, 02:21:00 PM
That's AWSOME!!!!!!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: ishoot4thrills on March 17, 2009, 02:36:00 PM
WOW! I am in awe! I think I got drool on my keyboard. That is excellent work on a great buck. Congrats!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Apex Predator on March 17, 2009, 02:37:00 PM
Thanks for the ride guys!  That is a great buck Terry!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: rastaman on March 17, 2009, 02:40:00 PM
That is incredible artwork! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Mike Gerardi on March 17, 2009, 02:41:00 PM
Nice buck Terry! And Awsome!!! work Curt. You have great skill dude.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Pat B on March 17, 2009, 02:58:00 PM
You sure do nice work, Curt and apparently so does Terry! The eyes do make the mount, don't they.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: bayoulongbowman on March 17, 2009, 02:59:00 PM
Curt, thats awesome , God's blessed you bud!!mark#78  :wavey:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: jimmerc on March 17, 2009, 03:40:00 PM
WOW< Curt, T   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:     hat is some real nice work there!!!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Bill Turner on March 17, 2009, 04:02:00 PM
Great job Curt. That is what I call a "roman" nose on that big boy. What a speciman. Terry should be proud.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Gaff on March 17, 2009, 04:07:00 PM
man thats nice!!!'

hey curt, it looks like your grass is starting to green?? im jealous, i can just start to see mine under the 18" of snow i still have...

gaff
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Benny Nganabbarru on March 17, 2009, 04:21:00 PM
You've got a heck of a talent, Curt!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: bentpole on March 17, 2009, 04:27:00 PM
Outstanding Work!   :notworthy:   Congrats Terry.   :clapper:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Ray_G on March 17, 2009, 04:45:00 PM
Beautiful work and a labor of love, Curt!
You have captured that 'wary buck' essence in him.
We can only wonder if this is how he looked just before Terry took the shot!

Congrats to you both.    :clapper:

Ray
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: J-dog on March 17, 2009, 05:23:00 PM
yer awesome! period.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Mark Baker on March 17, 2009, 05:26:00 PM
Nice work, Curt!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: NorthernCaliforniaHunter on March 17, 2009, 05:36:00 PM
I am really, really impressed! Fantastic work.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: straitera on March 17, 2009, 06:03:00 PM
Skilled Artisan at work.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Fritz on March 17, 2009, 06:22:00 PM
I ever kill one that good I'm gonna send it all the way to NY just to get you to mount it.  Awesome work!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Shawn Leonard on March 17, 2009, 06:28:00 PM
Very nice as always!! You get to do all of mine from now on, hope I can keep ya busy!! Shawn
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: vermonster13 on March 17, 2009, 06:31:00 PM
Well done!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Shaun on March 17, 2009, 07:06:00 PM
You ain't just another pretty face. Fine labor of love there Curt. You done good!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Larry Surtees on March 17, 2009, 07:27:00 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Whip on March 17, 2009, 07:29:00 PM
Beautiful!  That is a fitting tribute to a great buck!  
Are you delivering it down there, or is he coming north for a visit?
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: KentuckyTJ on March 17, 2009, 07:46:00 PM
Awesome work Curt. I'm sending all mine to you also from now on. Here's an idea. Why don't you just become the Tradgang certified taxidermist. Of course since it was my idea I would expect 50% off my first mount.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: deertraks on March 17, 2009, 08:02:00 PM
Outstanding!  :clapper:    :clapper:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Tom Phillips on March 17, 2009, 08:25:00 PM
Curt,
 What a work of art !! Terry what a prize to have. Congrads to you both.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: yellow bow on March 17, 2009, 08:30:00 PM
:thumbsup:    :clapper:    :clapper:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Terry Green on March 17, 2009, 08:34:00 PM
Really nice Curt....REALLY NICE!!!

It all happened so fast that I had no idea what I had shot.  I've walked up on a many of deer I've downed, but when I walked up on him I thought I'd shot a Shetland Pony!!!

I'll cherish that mount for sure.

Thanks Curt....I think I got the better end of the deal sir!!!    :campfire:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: gregg dudley on March 17, 2009, 08:36:00 PM
Great job, Curt!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: JimB on March 17, 2009, 08:38:00 PM
Nice work.I like it.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Guru on March 17, 2009, 08:43:00 PM
Thank you all so much for the kind words    :notworthy:

Terry, No way man....we both made out just fine and hope we can do it again    :pray:  SOON!

Jim, coming from you that means a lot    ;)
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: bowhunterfrompast on March 17, 2009, 09:43:00 PM
Guru..fantastic..I really like that.

Terry..congrats again on such a great buck.

bhfp
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Big Ed on March 17, 2009, 10:01:00 PM
Very nice work Curt.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: tippit on March 17, 2009, 10:56:00 PM
Curt, You're quite an artist!  Doc
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: sendero25 on March 17, 2009, 11:04:00 PM
I've never seen a 3-D target with so much detail!
Just kidding!
Great job GURU and Terry, beautiful deer!
John
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Widowbender on March 17, 2009, 11:26:00 PM
Fine work there, Curt    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:

Makin' memories is what its all about. Terry, you did good on that one!!

David
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: BowHuntingFool on March 17, 2009, 11:44:00 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :clapper:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: DesertDude on March 18, 2009, 12:00:00 AM
Stunning work Curt........
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Chris Surtees on March 18, 2009, 12:11:00 AM
Very nice Curt   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Jack Denbow on March 18, 2009, 09:02:00 AM
Curt that is very fine work.
Jack
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Hartlines on March 18, 2009, 09:34:00 AM
Fine work!!!!!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: d. ward on March 18, 2009, 10:03:00 AM
Curt I swear to you thats one of the finest mounts both buck and mounting work I've seen in some time.Outstanding job...bowdoc
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Stickbow98 on March 18, 2009, 10:09:00 AM
Curt,

Beautiful mount, as always!    :notworthy:  

You're still the best Deer taxidermist I've seen yet...I swear the bucks you've mounted for me stick their tongues out when my back is turned!!    :D

>>--Ron--<>
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: NightHawk on March 18, 2009, 10:44:00 AM
very nice work   :notworthy:    :notworthy:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Wile E. Coyote on March 18, 2009, 10:52:00 AM
Nice job Bud   :clapper:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: IB on March 18, 2009, 11:05:00 AM
I have just become Curt's exclusive AGENT   :readit:

 We're fixin to go far Curt!.....You and ME

 (http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d171/IronBull_/Smileys/awesomesmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: maineac on March 18, 2009, 11:09:00 AM
Beautiful animal and great job bringing it back to life.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: jonsimoneau on March 18, 2009, 02:13:00 PM
That is amazing looking!  I thought Terry said that buck was a 140 class.  It's hard to tell in pictures, and I could be wrong but that buck looks bigger than 140's to me.  I did not know they made them that big down there!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: robtattoo on March 18, 2009, 02:43:00 PM
WHOOOOAAAHHHH!   :eek:    :eek:  That's stunning Curt!

I don't suppose you'd fancy a go at a Black Wildebeest, would you?   :readit:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Jerry Jeffer on March 18, 2009, 02:47:00 PM
Very Very Nice buck. Nice bag Terry, Nice work Guru.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: bear1336 on March 18, 2009, 02:56:00 PM
Curt
Great work on a great deer.  Congats Terry.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: IndianaBowman on March 18, 2009, 04:01:00 PM
Darn it Curt! Now it's gonna be a long time before you can get to mounting my bobcat! You're gonna be so backed up it'll be years!  

Awesome work as always. I'm so fortunate to get to go home at night and look at the work you did on the Booner for my son! Amazing work Curt.

Obviously, I've got to get the bobcat to you soon.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: ishiwannabe on March 18, 2009, 04:03:00 PM
If I ever manage to pick a spot on a nice deer...

Great work Curt! Great deer Terry!
Seems like you guys make a good team...
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Jwilliam on March 18, 2009, 05:53:00 PM
Awesome work!!  :notworthy:    :notworthy:  


Bill
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: longbow1 on March 18, 2009, 06:55:00 PM
Boy, you got skills! Is this a full time gig for you.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: bowmaster12 on March 18, 2009, 07:03:00 PM
a nother taxidermist cool ive been doing it for about 8 years now love teh pics of the step by step walk thru nice job! On your head mounts do you tube them or cut down the back of neck?
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Terry Green on March 18, 2009, 08:34:00 PM
I think the 'looking away' angle is pretty impressive...so I'm not going to worry about having the perfect 'spot'.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Guru on March 18, 2009, 08:50:00 PM
Thank you fellas, again I appreciate the very kind words.....

Here's a much more detailed "mount-a-long" I did a couple years ago on one of my deer...it's in the "Build Along" forum.....
 http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=40;t=000093;p=1


A little backround....

No, I don't do it full time anymore. At one time in my life I was full time taxidermist and competed all over the country. I was blessed with some skill in the field and won the Joe Bruchac award for the best Whitetail shoulder mount in the nation 2 years in a row. An accomplishment I'm very, very proud of. I think I might still be the only guy to win two of those awards, but I'm not sure. Kinda fell out of touch with that sorts stuff. That was the end of my competition days though....

"Life" caught up to me and I took a "real job" with bennies back in '95. Then wife, house,and kids, and haven't had time to compete since. But wouldn't have it any other way......
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: K.S.TRAPPER on March 18, 2009, 08:52:00 PM
Curt you are the man  :thumbsup:  

Nice buck Terry, Hopefully Curt will do some of my bucks for me in the future. Put me on that list Vance ol buddy.  ;)  

Tracy
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: just_a_hunter on March 18, 2009, 09:08:00 PM
Thanks for sharing Curt. Looks great man!

Todd
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Guru on March 25, 2009, 01:24:00 PM
Finished him up last night and we'll be headed south tomorrow....

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/Tsfinishedpix001.jpg)

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/Tsfinishedpix002.jpg)

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/Tsfinishedpix004.jpg)

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/Tsfinishedpix005.jpg)


A little closer.....

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/Tsfinishedpix011.jpg)

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/Tsfinishedpix008.jpg)


This one really shows the mass....

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/Tsfinishedpix007.jpg)


Closer yet....

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Guru39/taxidermy/Tsfinishedpix0062.jpg)


Hopefully he'll be hangin' in his new home tomorrow evening.....
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Tim Fishell on March 25, 2009, 01:30:00 PM
Fantastic work man!!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: IB on March 25, 2009, 01:31:00 PM
WOW That is some kinda unreal eye work there Curt....What's better than   "OUTSTANDING and ASTONISHING" ????
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: vermonster13 on March 25, 2009, 01:37:00 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: allan f on March 25, 2009, 01:39:00 PM
I don't know a lot about taxidermy, but I do know that deer looks like its about to walk away......very nice sir!
Allan
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: frassettor on March 25, 2009, 01:43:00 PM
How do you ship something like that  :confused:    :eek:    :eek:    :eek:    :scared:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: LEOPARD on March 25, 2009, 01:50:00 PM
Nice work Curt! That's a beaut for sure!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: bowmaster12 on March 25, 2009, 01:55:00 PM
Great eye detail! I always have trouble with deer eyes fidn myself re-claying like 3 times before i get it just right great job!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: robtattoo on March 25, 2009, 02:02:00 PM
WOW!


Yep, that about sums it up really.

 :clapper:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: DW on March 25, 2009, 02:09:00 PM
That is a beautiful mount Curt.....Skyler said you were gonna do the next big one that he kills  :)  ......BRING a good rain suit, we'll need it the first couple of days.....headed to the funeral home tonight and will call you in the morning.....
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: ishiwannabe on March 25, 2009, 03:36:00 PM
Beautiful work bud! Truly one of the best mounts I have seen. Looks like he is getting ready to turn around and ghost on out of there...
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: VTer on March 25, 2009, 04:11:00 PM
Great job Curt. Thanks for taking the time to post all the pics. That's the best -a-long I've seen.    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: 4runr on March 25, 2009, 04:19:00 PM
Beautiful job Curt! Just beautiful!!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Over&Under on March 25, 2009, 06:13:00 PM
Great work Curt!!  Looks like ya did that fine buck justice!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: d. ward on March 25, 2009, 06:15:00 PM
outstanding work.bowdoc
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: bill langer on March 25, 2009, 07:06:00 PM
Curt, Just caught up to this thread. That is some real work!! Something to be very proud of. That is a buck of a life time Terry, congrats!! You picked the right guy to preserve the memory. Great team work fellas!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: reddogge on March 25, 2009, 07:14:00 PM
Really fine work there and great trophy Terry.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Wannabe1 on March 25, 2009, 08:16:00 PM
Terry, Curt, that's the stuff dreams are made of! Congrats too both of ya!!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Horner on March 25, 2009, 08:43:00 PM
:clapper:   VERY NICE
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Missouri CK on March 25, 2009, 09:22:00 PM
Curt,

Everytime you post a thread I am impressed.  You always have great pictures and details. I'll look forward to the next installment.

Hat's off to you!  :thumbsup:  

Chris
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Bigriver on March 25, 2009, 09:26:00 PM
Eyes look as real as I have ever seen, very nice work.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Terry Green on March 26, 2009, 08:11:00 AM
Today is the day!!!!

Can't wait!!!

Thanks again for the comments guys....yep, this was a special hunt, special deer, and a special mount by a special friend that came about by a special site.  :campfire:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: SteveD on March 26, 2009, 08:13:00 AM
Nice work. What a great buck.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: kadbow on March 26, 2009, 08:24:00 AM
Awesome work Curt and great deer Terry!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: doug g on March 26, 2009, 08:28:00 AM
Great work!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: horatio1226 on March 26, 2009, 05:21:00 PM
Really nice Curt.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Roy Stroh on March 26, 2009, 05:40:00 PM
I agree with everyone else..   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Terry Green on March 26, 2009, 05:49:00 PM
Curt is about an hour away....so my wait is almost over!!!   :jumper:    :jumper:    :jumper:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: d. ward on March 26, 2009, 07:05:00 PM
Curt & Terry I hope you don't mind me posting again but I had to come back for one more look at that monster and some super fine taxidermy work.Nice going guy's.bowdoc
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: IndianaBowman on March 26, 2009, 07:55:00 PM
Terry, tell Curt I said hello! I know you two must be heading out to shoot at something and so I wish you both the best of luck.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Terry Green on March 26, 2009, 08:31:00 PM
Curt just left to go to Joe Coot's house....I gotta tell ya...I'm pumped about the mount.  I gotta take out a shelf cabinet to make room for it in my office.

Its a hoss of a ten pointer for sure.  One heck of a trophy for a longbow anywhere in the country....and one heck of a mount!!!

I hope to meet up with Curt again before he leaves for a little hunting....but my oldest daughter has a staring role in a play this Friday and Saturday night, and its a big deal.  These only come around once, and I aint even gonna miss that.  Maybe I'll get to play on Sunday.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Rob DiStefano on March 26, 2009, 09:11:00 PM
wow, what an amazing mount!  curt, you are an incredibly talented artist!    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: brmize on March 27, 2009, 06:08:00 AM
WOW! Very nice Curt!

Brian
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Hattrick on March 27, 2009, 06:16:00 AM
Nice buck Terry, Guru you truly have a gift!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: SKYLER W on March 27, 2009, 08:49:00 AM
Dad and I have plans for the CREW....Terry, JC, Chase, Conner, Curt and his Father....It involves "Water and Scales" and "Feathers and Flu-Flu's"........Stay Tuned for updates....
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Terry Green on March 27, 2009, 10:03:00 AM
Well, Curt and I 'temporarily' affixed him to the wall till I could 'make' a place....gotta say I'm glad I chose the half body mount. This size bucks don't come around very often.

I'll get some pics up in a bit so Curt and see how he looks in his new home.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: ishiwannabe on March 27, 2009, 10:09:00 AM
I think I speak for everyone when I say it has been great to follow you two through this entire story, with the threads and photos.   :thumbsup:  

Awesome. I bet your heart beats a bit faster each time ya look at hime Terry....doesn't it?  :D
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: IB on March 27, 2009, 10:22:00 AM
Sky.....Don't take ALL the hunt out them boys   :goldtooth:

I wanna shot at em later on this year    :biglaugh:

Have Fun...................
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Terry Green on March 27, 2009, 10:45:00 AM
Yeah boy!!!

Here's the pics of his new hide out.....

   (http://www.tradgang.com/upload/terry/office10a.jpg)

   (http://www.tradgang.com/upload/terry/office10b.jpg)

   (http://www.tradgang.com/upload/terry/office10c.jpg)

Final Touches.....

   (http://www.tradgang.com/upload/terry/office10d.jpg)
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Kyle Lancaster on March 27, 2009, 01:48:00 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: paleFace on March 27, 2009, 04:49:00 PM
Curt if the back half hadn't been missing I would have swore this buck was still alive.  You do beautiful work.... thanks for sharing... Terry, man what a nice deer. the whole story is awesome.  couldn't have happened to better folks great job Curt & Terry.....
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Shawn Leonard on March 27, 2009, 09:00:00 PM
SWEET!! I have that same paneling in one of my rooms, now I just need a buck like that to set it off!! Congrats Terry, very nice buck!! Shawn
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Big Ed on March 27, 2009, 09:21:00 PM
Very nice Terry.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Tdog on March 27, 2009, 09:30:00 PM
Curt WOW..What else can I say..Hats off
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: razorsharptokill on March 27, 2009, 10:08:00 PM
Awesome mount! Maybe I'll take one some day that nice. Then I'll have him mounted.
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: BowHuntingFool on March 27, 2009, 10:13:00 PM
That is AWESOME Terry, you gotta be one happy man right there! Top notch work Curt!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: trad_bowhunter1965 on March 28, 2009, 12:51:00 PM
Curt Awesome looks great.Blake
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Over&Under on March 28, 2009, 01:02:00 PM
That looks Sweet!!!!!  I really like the half body mount.  You don't see them often,  but they are way too cool, and that is brute of a buck too!!!
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: allan f on March 28, 2009, 03:21:00 PM
Thats Great!!!

It looks like he just burst through the wall and is saying, "ARE YOU GUYS KEEPING A HOT DOE IN HERE? I CAN SMELL HER GIVE HER UP!"   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: Stone Knife on March 28, 2009, 05:51:00 PM
Nice work Curt   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re-creating a Georgia Giant....Home Coming Pics 3/27
Post by: LONGBOWKID on March 28, 2009, 11:33:00 PM
So wheres the other half? Livin room?  :biglaugh:  

Nice buck Terry, great job on the mount too Curt, looks like hes alive..