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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Prices

What's the average prices of:

Shoulder mount deer
Full body fox/coyote
Tanned hides for fox/coyote

I've gone to a few different taxidermists and prices seem to vary greatly. Just curious if I'm getting ripped or a deal.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 06:05 PM
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Re: Prices

I paid in the 350 range for a shoulder mount two years ago.
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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That's what I thought. This year I saw 575.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 11:59 PM
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Re: Prices

Prices for shoulder mount deer run in the $350 to $600 range. Most important thing is to find someone who does good work within a time frame that you are comfortable with. Don't just go with the cheapest. Also just because someone is expensive doesn't mean that they are good either.

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If you can,try to find some that person has done in the last few years,to look at.

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Re: Prices

Go look at someone's work and decide if the work is worth the price. There are some real artists out there and you have to pay the price to get that kind of work. On the other hand there are some guys who charge the same rate and don't do such a good job just because that's what the competition charges. And since the Dept of Ag took over regulation, there is no test any more and all a prospective taxidermist needs to do is get a sales tax license and hang up a sign. So it is up to the buyer to make sure he does his due diligence before laying his money down. You only get one chance to get it right.

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Re: Prices

I'll echo what cspot and gdaddy said, take some time and go to a few studios / shops, ultimately, you are the one who has to be happy with your decision. I went 20 minutes away for my last whitetail shoulder mount and paid $550, I drove over an hour for a mallard and paid $250, turn around time was about a year for both, and yes, I will use both again

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Re: Prices

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And since the Dept of Ag took over regulation, there is no test any more and all a prospective taxidermist needs to do is get a sales tax license and hang up a sign.

Really? When did that change?
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Re: Prices

Im paying 465 for mine in york county
Full body fox 400-600
Tanned furs at a taxi fox 80-100, yote 100-150
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 06:22 PM
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Tanned furs at a taxi fox 80-100, yote 100-150
If you send your fur to a company like Moyle's, the cost is only about $20 to tan a fox. Anybody that charges 80-100 is ripping off their customer.
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