Thank you all for the compliments. A good friend and big game finatic did the taxidermy work to the goat. If ever you score on a critter in Alaska, I HIGHLY recommend him. All of his mounts I have ever seen him do are all very life like. Depending on cost (mostly shipping) I will continue to use him for anything I happen to mount while away from Alaska. Black bears and deer are perfect examples of things I would ship to him. Something like an elk if I were so lucky to land on a wallhanger would probably get mounted locally.
This hunt took place in Alaska's Prince William Sound. I killed it approximately 10 days before moving back to the lower 48. It by far is my best kill to date. I posted a short story and pics back when I first killed it. Although the link is still good to the thread, all the pics are lil' red x's.
Here is a trophy pic from the trip. Goat looks the same to me. Probably because he uses the client's trophy photos (if available) as reference photos. How many taxidermists do you know who will do that?
What does the Pedastal need to look like? You might be able to use some sort of nice wood kitchen/vanity cabinet, that could have some nice grain, plus some storage for Photo Albums, if you want to get creative. Maybe glass doors, and glass shelves, wire up a light in side, etc.. etc..
I'll tell ya what Ovis. There is nothing more beautiful than a good mount and nothing more hideous than a bad one. Your mount is great. That was the first thing I saw when I looked. Great taxidermy work!
I gatta be nice to Moosie. I think he is getting pissed at me!