FISH N TIGER LSU Fan Just up the road a bit. Member since Jun 2007 866 posts
re: Killed my first snow nose/frosted/old fox squirrel yesterday(Posted by FISH N TIGER on 10/13/12 at 7:10 am to LongDuckDong)
Why sure you could have him mounted!! I've shot a few over the years, and the are no doubt cool to look at.We always called them ''Blazed Faced'' but the are actually called, Bachman's Fox Squirrel. Get you a piece of cypress drift wood and clean it up ,they really look nice and would make your squirrel look awesome.I think the going rate is $75-$125, but not 100% on that. Congrats on the kill..
tigeryat LSU Fan God's Country Member since Oct 2005 2612 posts Online
re: Killed my first snow nose/frosted/old fox squirrel yesterday(Posted by tigeryat on 10/13/12 at 7:34 am to LongDuckDong)
I hadn't seen a Bachman since I was a kid hunting in Tangy parish in the 70's. But then I don't work the squirrels that hard anymore. I mounted one back then but it was a amateur/bad mount and ended up in the trash.
I would mount it, especially if you have a place to display it.
TigerTreyjpg LSU Fan Monroe, LA Member since Jun 2008 5743 posts
re: Killed my first snow nose/frosted/old fox squirrel yesterday(Posted by TigerTreyjpg on 10/13/12 at 9:47 am to CoastieGM)
The pic is blocked at work, but I know what kind of squirrel you're talking about. There's a few parishes north of the lake that have them. I've only SEEN one, and couldn't get a shot on him. I'd mount him for sure.
re: Killed my first snow nose/frosted/old fox squirrel yesterday(Posted by BFIV on 10/13/12 at 2:34 pm to choupiquesushi)
I didn't know they weren't that widespread? We used to kill them while squirrel hunting in South Alabama when I was a kid. They preferred the pine forests, where the greys preferred the hardwoods. Even up here, they are found more with the pines than the greys are. Pretty common, and yes, they are pretty. We've got a few solid black ones. Now they are a lot more rare than the bald faced ones.
LongDuckDong LSU Fan St. Francisville, LA Member since Jun 2008 831 posts
re: Killed my first snow nose/frosted/old fox squirrel yesterday(Posted by LongDuckDong on 10/13/12 at 2:45 pm to Tigris)
Don't know where fire swamp is. Bagged him 500 yards outside the back door off a gravel road in an oak tree in West Feliciana just south of Sillman. Killed two Greys along with him in a span of 5 minutes in the same stand of oaks.
I love working out of the house.
Two items I welcome your input (everyone) on, please:
1. How do is store him until I get him mounted? Currently he's in a ziploc in freezer. 2. Any suggestions on a Taxidermist in West Feliciana/Baton Rouge area?