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    Posted: December/07/2011 at 18:52
When I got the call this week, I was surprised, as I didn't expect it for a couple of more months.
Joel measured the antlers and he scored 327.
First picture is straight on and the second one is from the side.  
For comparison, the whitetail is a 155 class head.
It is big.  
Still a surreal memory of taking him with my 20 year old Pearson bow.

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Beauty bull Ernie! 
 
Are you going have him entered into P&Y?
 
You might want to look into one of these to give the mount a little "life":
 
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Very nice Ernie!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hunterwingler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/07/2011 at 22:03
nice looking bull! 155 class whitetail? I think I should I have measured after seeing urs. hell both are nice congrats man
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Thanks for the link!
I have thought about it (P&Y), but that has never been a big deal to me.

Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Beauty bull Ernie! 
 
Are you going have him entered into P&Y?
 
You might want to look into one of these to give the mount a little "life":
 
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Very nice, but I think Santa will crap his pants when he pops out of that chimney and sees Prancer hanging from your wall!!!!

Edited by 8shots - December/08/2011 at 06:32
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Very nice, but I think Santa will crap his pants when he pops out of that chimney and sees Prancer hanging from your wall!!!!
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Looking into that skull-hooker product.-Classy
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Very nice Ernie, it just confirms that even an older tool can be very lethal in skilled hands.  I'm sure this makes the trophy even grander.
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Originally posted by 8shots 8shots wrote:

Very nice, but I think Santa will crap his pants when he pops out of that chimney and sees Prancer hanging from your wall!!!!


Either that or he'll get junior snagged up on the antlers. LOL. Great bull Ernie. Congrats.


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Is that bugged and bleached or is that mounted in a plastic skull?
I purchased some of the dermestid beetles and have been doing some euro mounts myself.  Awesome bull and great result!
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Very nice result Ernie.
Thanks for posting.
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First I've seen this... very nice mount, Ernie.  
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Here is the original story about the hunt.
http://www.opticstalk.com/elk_topic30423_page1.html

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

First I've seen this... very nice mount, Ernie.  


Edited by Ernie Bishop - December/12/2011 at 08:27
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Thank you.  I remember the original story, just hadn't seen the mount.  Great hunt, great memory...
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I would pay $5 just to go on a hunt with you to be a camera man . . . . Maybe even $10. Excellent
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