It's finally in my posession and on my shelf now! I had a very good local taxidermist mount a unique trophy for me- a snipe! I imagine that I will get ton's of jokes about it but they are a truly special bird and a very agile target. The funny part to me is when I contacted him about the possibility of having it mounted he said that this would be his second one mounted, that the very first paid for mounted bird he did was a snipe. It's not an easy bird to work with as the feathers are quite delicate and the bill is long and fragile. Even among the serious bird hunters I'm acquainted with very few know what a snipe looks like or have ever bagged one. I hope to educate them with the mount and possibly use it in YHEC contests in the wildlife identification stage. To those unbelievers ou there before you reply look up Wilson's or common snipe on the web.