Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

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Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by Mike P » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:09 pm

Our taxidermist stopped by the house this afternoon to have a little Christmas cheer and drop off the finished Palmated buck. In one respect I am happy to bring this three year journey to a close. But if the truth be known, I think I had the time of my life and this closure is somewhat bittersweet. I doubt I ever travel that road again.

I first introduced you guys to this buck when I showed you his right shed three years ago. It took almost the entire following year to catch up with him. And now in the season following his death, he finally arrives at my home. It has been a long three years. And yet, it seems like this saga began only yesterday. Time is like that when you reach my age and you hunt bucks. It makes you forget all the hardships. It makes you forget all the disappointments. It only allows you to remember the thrill of the chase. And the arrival of the buck today brings that chase to an end.

I have a ton of material on this buck. Most of you know I keep a hunting journal. I documented everything about this buck over the course of two years. I may just do something with that material so maybe the title of this post is in error. Perhaps it is not the final chapter. Perhaps it is only the first. Only time will tell.

I am going to place this mount in my office where I will see it every day.

And I will remember.




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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by saxman » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:12 pm

Beautiful Mike.
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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by Horizontal Hunter » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:35 pm

Beautiful mount. I do hope that the title is in error, I so enjoy your posts.

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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by longwinters » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:18 pm

Very nice. I really like the Euro mount. We have some antelope done that way.

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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by Rich » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:29 pm

Absolutely beautiful Mike, it will make a wonderful addition to your office.

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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by crazyfarmer » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:40 pm

looks very good Mike! Would look better hanging on my wall though:-P HAHAHAHA

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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by Crispy » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:45 pm

Awsome!!
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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by EQUINOXHNTERVA » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:13 pm

Very nice mount indeed! :D
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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by lscha » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:17 pm

Nice!!
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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by vixenmaster » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:25 pm

Fine mount great rack, congrats
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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by bucont » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:32 pm

Great looking mount Mike!
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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by Island Hunter » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:38 pm

Congrats, nice mount & rack.
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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by frisky » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:08 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by radio2operate » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:05 am

I like the style of mount Mike. I guess it is less cost then a fill mount. Wish i would have seen this mount before I cut the antlers off mine this year.

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Re: Palmated Buck..... The Final Chapter

Post by FJB » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:01 am

Fine looking mount and even better series of stories!! Always a great read. Thank You

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