It is the wildest show in town
Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) April 6, 2011
Over 700 exotic and unusual taxidermy mounts are being liquidated at the celebrated World Class Big Game Trophy & Western Auction in Fort Worth, Texas. One of the largest sales of its kind in the country, it will have thousands of items for sale to the general public. The hunting trophies being offered are from a museum and private collections of big game hunters including the legendary Bill Weiss, who earned the coveted Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award by the Dallas Safari Club.
Highlights of the sale are a fine Leopard mount, a number of full body Lions, an African Watusi with 6’ long horns that have a 16” circumference base, a 14 Ft. Black Marlin and over 100 wildlife prints and original oil paintings including the work of famous wildlife artist Rick Kelley. There are a number of record book Boone & Crockett White Tail and Mule Deer mounts with large racks, one with a 49” spread and 41” length.
“It is the wildest show in town,” said John Brommel, owner of the Corner Shoppe in Austin and sale organizer. “It’s pretty amazing to see the wide variety of species all in one place.” Big game hunters and the general public alike come to see the trophies and try to obtain the winning bid on items for their own game rooms or walls.
Of the hundreds of species of African and North American wildlife offered, there are a number of full body taxidermy mounts: African Lion, Baboon, Beaver, Nutria, Blue Duiker, Bobcat, Bongo, Brown Bear, Bush Duiker, Bushbuck, Civet Cat, Corsican Ram, Cougar, Coyote, Dik Dik, Genet Cat, Grey Fox, Grizzly Bear, Hyena, Javalina, Klipspringer, Leopard, New Zealand Black Opossum, Raccoon, Red Fox, Sitatunga, Skunk, Spanish Ibex, Steenbok, Tiger, Vervet Monkey and Wolf.
Shoulder and half body mounts include Addax, American Buffalo, Besia Oryx, Bighorn Dall Sheep, Bighorn Stone Sheep, Black Springbok, Black Wildebeest, Blackbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Bush Duiker, Bush Pig, Cape Buffalo, Caribou, Chamois, Chinese Water Deer, Common Springbok, Corsican Ram, Dama Gazelle, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Lord Derby Eland, Elephant, Elk, Fallow Deer, Four Horn Sheep, Grants Gazelle, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Himalayan Tahr, Hippo, Hyena, Impala, Kafue Lechwe, Klipspringer, Kudu, Leopard, Lesser Kudu, Longhorns, Moose, Mouflon Sheep, Mountain Goat, Mule Deer, Nyala, Oribi, Puku, Red Hartebeest, Red Lechwe, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Roe Deer, Russian Boar, Sable, Sassaby, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Siberian Ibex, Sika Deer, Sitatunga, Sommering Gazelle, Spanish Ibex, Topi, Wart Hog, Water Buffalo, White Springbok, Whitetail Deer and Zebra.
Other fish mounts include an African Pompano, Atlantic salmon, Bass, Catfish, King Salmon, Lake Trout, Marlin, Muskie, Northern Pike, Peacock Bass, Rainbow Trout, Sailfish, Shark, Speckled Trout, Steel Head Trout, Striper, Tarpon, Tiger Fish and Yellow Fin Tuna.
In addition there will be a selection of skulls and horns of African Lion, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Cape Buffalo, Elk, Gemsbok and Hartebeest, Hippo, Ibex, Kudu, Leopard, Mule Deer, Sable and Whitetail Deer. Rugs and hides in the auction are of Axis Deer, Black Bear, Bobcat, Brown Bear, Cow, Hartebeest, Hyena, Kudu, Leopard, Sable and Zebra.
Decorative items include ivory tusks, African and ivory carvings, African spears, antler chandeliers, antler lamps, antler tables, arrowheads, wildlife and western bronze statuary, cowboy and Indian collectibles, coins, elephant hair bracelets, frames of butterflies, an unusual display of Hippo teeth, Indian jewelry, knives, masks, saddles, and the numerous oil paintings and framed art by renowned artists such as Rick Kelley, Craig Bone and Terry Redlin. A selection of firearms will also be a part of the sale.
The two day auction starts Friday, April 15th at 11am and Saturday, April 16th at 10am, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 1 Amon Carter Square, Exhibits Building 1 in Fort Worth, Texas 76107. The public preview is Thursday, April 14th from 1pm to 7pm and Friday, April 15th from 9am-11am. For more information and pictures of auction items visit http://www.TaxidermyKing.com or call John Brommel at The Corner Shoppe (512) 451-7633 or week of auction at (817) 338-4801. Texas auctioneer Bruce McCarty #11698.
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