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DreaminOf200
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Sep-16-15, 
03:21 PM (MST)
"Pics/Ideas of Bull Elk Mounts with 10' Ceilings?"

Finally killed a good bull this year, and I guess I built my house about 3 months too early. LOL! Otherwise, I would have made sure to put a gable in somewhere to hang my elk mount!

So, anyone got any ideas for poses that will work with a 10' ceiling? I'd rather have him on the wall than a pedestal, but I may not have much of a choice. Thanks!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Pics/Ideas...  WVHUNTER      Sep-18-15   1 
 RE: Pics/Ideas...  elkhunterUT      Sep-18-15   2 
 RE: Pics/Ideas...  Elkster      Sep-18-15   3 
  RE: Pics/Ideas...  DreaminOf200      Sep-18-15   4 
  RE: Pics/Ideas...  joesikora      Oct-02-17   5 
   RE: Pics/Ideas...  Bowdeadly      Oct-06-17   6 
    RE: Pics/Ideas...  Mudslinger      Oct-12-17   7 

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WVHUNTER
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Sep-18-15, 
08:12 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Pics/Ideas of Bull Elk Mounts with 10' Ceilings?"

Most elk mounts these days are sneak or semi sneak, or pedestal. There are very few full upright mounts just because of the wall height necessary.
I have a semi sneak which makes the top of the head and the top of the shoulder about the same height. Unless someone knows what they are looking at you wouldn't notice it isn't upright. But even with the semi sneak it's about 5 1/2 feet from the bottom of the chest to the tip of the antlers.
I have it on a on a 10 ft wall with the antler tips about 6 inches from the ceiling and I can walk under it's chin but if I was 6ft 6 I wouldn't be able to. It has 48 inch beams.

They make a 90 degree semi sneak that has the head and antlers tilted back and you might get that height down to 4 1/2 ft.

You can look at Mckenzie Taxidermy and see the different mounts.

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elkhunterUT
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Sep-18-15, 
03:13 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Pics/Ideas of Bull Elk Mounts with 10' Ceilings?"

Here is a pic of my Dad's bull from last year on a pedestal - turned out great:

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Elkster
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Sep-18-15, 
09:11 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Pics/Ideas of Bull Elk Mounts with 10' Ceilings?"

Here's a few bases I've built for low ceilings. I know you're not looking for pedestals, but this might give you some ideas.

I built the base for this one but it was put together, and log added by a buddy. Turned out sweet!

Hopefully this will help you out some. Good luck!

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DreaminOf200
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Sep-18-15, 
09:57 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Pics/Ideas of Bull Elk Mounts with 10' Ceilings?"

Thanks Elkster! Don't get me wrong, I really like floor pedestals, it's just the space that they take up. I have a cedar trunk that I made that holds three mounts, and I think it's awesome, but it's also big. My hope is that at least if it's on the wall you can still walk underneath it or have furniture underneath it. I guess I didn't realize when I was designing my house that I did a HORRIBLE job at leaving space for an elk mount!

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joesikora
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Oct-02-17, 
11:11 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Pics/Ideas of Bull Elk Mounts with 10' Ceilings?"

I love the euro mount and best of all the background scenery.
Very cool

Joe

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think their right" - 2001
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Oct-06-17, 
08:53 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Pics/Ideas of Bull Elk Mounts with 10' Ceilings?"

The reason their are not that many upright forms is not because of ceiling height it's because the antlers will hit the wall. Even with the semi sneaks those 50 inch main beam bulls you will have to tilt the head down a bit. And please don't tell me you just tip the antlers forward because that is not correct and will throw the entire mount off.

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Oct-12-17, 
06:38 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Pics/Ideas of Bull Elk Mounts with 10' Ceilings?"

Here is mine from last year. I'm finishing the basement this winter.

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