In December, I finished mounting the last of my client orders for 2009. Now I'm mounting turkeys that I killed, or were donated to me by family and friends. Once finished, these birds will be: 1) sold; 2) donated to NWTF functions; 3) used in the upcoming spring season. And the reality is that unless winter lasts until August, I'll never get around to mounting all the turkeys I have in my freezer. Right now I'm thawing out my 2009 spring Indiana bird. Once he's finished there will be a roughly12 more wild bird capes left to go, plus a few wild-colored domestics.
So as I finish each successive decoy, I'll post a few pictures. If I was involved in the demise of the bird, I'll even share the hunting story that goes with it. For the next several weeks I'll keep warm - and busy - in the basement, all the while wishing spring would hurry up and get here!