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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2013, 21:18 
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Im going to be getting a bobcat from my dads buddy this weekend. The cat was trapped and killed because it killed 2 of the whitetail yearlings my dads buddy was raising on his farm. I plan on making a rug out of the cat to put on my wall above my bed. Never tried a project like this, so wish me luck! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2013, 21:25 
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Good luck, it shouldn't be too difficult to make it into a rug type wall hanger.

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2013, 21:30 
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Thanks Swamp. I figured the same thing. The only part that will be new for me will be mounting the head. Still researching what form I should get...

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2013, 21:44 
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I know Van Dykes will mail you a free catalog if you contact them.

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PostPosted: 17 Jan 2013, 21:46 
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I have the 2011-2012 McKenzie catalog my dad got from a friend. I've checked out McKenzie's website too. Havent checked out Van Dykes yet though

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van dykes has been very good in my experience. are you going to leave the feet on? the wta and nafa put up video has a good demo on skinning out the feet, if memory serves me.

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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2013, 20:02 
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Got the cat today. Bout a 15-20 pounder Im guessin. I thought itd be larger, but oh well, beggers cant be choosers :o Its still frozen stiff as a rock, so I'll try and post some pitures tomorrow if it thaws some.

Al, yes Im leaving the paws on. Ive watched a taxidermy video on youtube of a guy making a coyote rug that turned out pretty cool. Any idea where I can find your video?

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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2013, 20:57 
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Skinned the cat 3 days ago, been workin on it the last 2 days. Got pics of the cat whole, not skinned yet though.

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PostPosted: 24 Jan 2013, 19:34 
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Here it is skinned

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