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Rio Grande Turkey Taxidermy Bird Mount For Sale

  • Common Name: Rio Grande Turkey
  • Latin Name: Meleagris gallopavo intermedia
  • Item Number: 21779
  • Overall Grade: Excellent +
Excellent +
$1,265.00

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Description of Taxidermy For Sale

This is a fantastic Rio Grande Turkey taxidermy mount, posed flying to the viewer's right side. The flying pose is unique as it gives the viewer the perfect of all of the feathers. This is an impressive Rio Grande turkey because it has a 10 2/16" beard, and spurs that measure 1 1/16", which help it earn an SCI Silver medal score of 41 8/16". The turkey features stunning feather color and quality and fantastic taxidermy craftsmanship. All of this combined has helped this item earn our Excellent Plus™ overall quality rating. All applicable sizes and dimensions are included to make sure this item will fit within your intended space.

- This Rio Grande exceeds the Safari Club International Silver Medal trophy book score requirement.

- There is already a hanger attached to the back of this item.

- The item will hang on a properly anchored drywall screw.

About the Rio Grande Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia)

The Rio Grande wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) is native to the central plains states, receiving its namesake from the area in which it is found - the life giving Rio Grande River which borders the brushy scrub, arid country of the southern Great Plains of western Texas and northeastern Mexico. It is similar in overall appearance to the other subspecies of the wild turkey and similar in body size to the Florida Turkey, about four feet tall, but with extraordinarily long legs. The Rio Grande turkeys are comparatively pale and copper colored. They are distinguished from the eastern and Florida subspecies by having tail feathers and tail/rump coverts tipped with yellowish-buff or tan color rather than medium or dark brown. Although there has been more variation in the shade of buff/brown in the tail feathers among Rio specimens, the color is consistently lighter than in the eastern or Florida birds and darker than the same feathers in the Merriam's or Gould's subspecies. The Rio Grande Turkey inhabits brushy areas near streams and rivers or mesquite, pine and scrub oak forests. It may be found up to 6,000 feet in elevation and generally prefers terrain that is more open than the thick wooded habitat favored by its eastern cousin species. The Rio Grande Turkey is somewhat nomadic, having distinctly preferred summer and winter ranges. Large flocks of several hundred birds may form during the winter months. The Rio Grande Turkey has been known to travel distances of 10 or more miles from its traditional winter roost areas to a preferred area for nesting sites.

Specifications
Dimensions:*
  • Depth:

    29"

  • Height:

    41"

  • Width:

    39"

  • Weight:

    20 lbs

  • Spur Length (L):

    1 1/16"

  • Spur Length (R):

    1 1/16"

  • Gross Score (Decimal):

    41.50"

  • SCI Score (Fractional):

    41 8/16"

DELIVERY OF YOUR ITEM VIA FREIGHT SERVICE

This item ships FREE via Freight Delivery.

When items are too large to ship with a common carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc) we are then required to ship with a freight service, which will deliver your shipment on a semi truck. We utilize a variety of freight carriers to quickly and safely transport large shipments to our clients around the U.S.

We pack and ship all of our items with a dedication to safe and secure transit, and over 40 years of taxidermy-shipping experience, utilizing innovative new ways to pack your order in a wooden crate, ensuring it arrives to you in the exact same conditon that it left our store.

If your item is shipping via freight, please let us know if the destination is a Residence or Business, as well as a Phone Number(s) for the delivery location so that the freight company can contact you to set up a specific delivery date and time when your package gets close to its final destination.

UNLOADING YOUR FREIGHT SHIPMENT

When the shipment arrives, it is the CUSTOMERS responsibilty to have either a forklift or enough strong helping hands available to unload the item from the back of a semi truck to the ground and then to its final destination.

For an additional fee, we can arrange to have a semi truck trailer that is equipped with a lift gate that will lower the crate to the ground. This service ONLY lowers the crate off of the semi truck to the ground, it DOES NOT provide service to move the crate from the spot it is unloaded into your house or business. This lift gate service can be of great help to those that do not have access to a forklift or small crew of people to assist in lifting/lowering the crate to the ground. If you would like this option, you MUST contact our store for a shipping quote that includes this liftgate service.

Each item we sell comes with its own Grade & Specifications Certificate (GSC)
 
Grading each item based on it's overall characteristics helps assist clients by taking the guess work out of choosing the right quality taxidermy piece to meet their needs. We assign grades to each item based on our 40+ years of experience in the taxidermy industry. From serious world class specimen collectors to first time buyers, we can help you find just the right item to meet your needs!

The Specifications of each item, including dimensions and unique characteristics, are recorded on each GSC Card. We include the Depth, Height, Width and Weight of every item when possible. We also include other features such as horn and antler length (when applicable) as well as any other key attributes and descriptions to better identify each items unique characteristics. Below is a sample GSC card. The Specifications and Grade information are provided in each listing.