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My son and two of his friends have birds to mount this year. Always wonder about the best position to mount them in.

The birds they have are goldeneye drake, a wood duck hen ( he has a drake on the wall and is going to add this one), a scaup drake and a snow.

Any suggestions?

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28 minutes ago, Hunter91 said:

My son and two of his friends have birds to mount this year. Always wonder about the best position to mount them in.

The birds they have are goldeneye drake, a wood duck hen ( he has a drake on the wall and is going to add this one), a scaup drake and a snow.

Any suggestions?

         I really don't know what to suggest. I have only had one done thinking I may never get another like it and to this day haven't . I opted for a flying bird so I could see the most of the bird. I do think it would be neat to have a strap with hanging birds someday.  A couple views of my mount,

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 BilletHead

 

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10 minutes ago, slothman said:

Cupped up would probably be cool. 

No experience in mounts, but that’s what I thought of first — capturing that moment when they are feet down, cupping the wings and coming into the decoys. 

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Banked in a turn with two for the wall, or five, or seven for a big high ceiling corner piece would be cool! I’m not into taxidermy but I would ask the taxidermist to see what would work best with the specimens provided. 

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Where you're going to mount them is important.  So is the bird.  Goldeneyes and Scaup are more likely to buzz the decoys than cup up and sit down.  I'd honor that in the mounts.  Woodie hen I would match up with the drake you already have and have them as a pair.  Forgive me, but I would not ever spend the $$$ to mount a snow goose.

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4 hours ago, Hunter91 said:

My son and two of his friends have birds to mount this year. Always wonder about the best position to mount them in.

The birds they have are goldeneye drake, a wood duck hen ( he has a drake on the wall and is going to add this one), a scaup drake and a snow.

Any suggestions?

          Hunter,

  This is where I got my bird done. May I suggest looking at all these mounts?

http://birdmanstudios.com/

BilletHead

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19 minutes ago, Terrierman said:

Where you're going to mount them is important.  So is the bird.  Goldeneyes and Scaup are more likely to buzz the decoys than cup up and sit down.  I'd honor that in the mounts.  Woodie hen I would match up with the drake you already have and have them as a pair.  Forgive me, but I would not ever spend the $$$ to mount a snow goose.

These are good points worth consideration imo^^^^

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