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taxidermist please read

im hoping to get some kind of animal mounted this season for on my wall, whether its a fox squirrel, a mink, a deer or a fox idk yet but hope something...anyone have any estimates of prices for some of these ???? please PM me if possible

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Don't choose a Taxidermist based on price. You will probably be sorry. GO to there shop and look at some of their work, then talk price.

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"Taxidermists" are a dime a dozen.

True wildlife artists are a rare breed.

Talk to many, check some out, when you see something on their wall that you like, you have found the right one.

When you are talking about YOUR mount, good enough just don't cut it. Always remember... Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. LOL

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True wildlife artists are a rare breed.
Well said. A good taxidermist is a wildlife artist.

And, keep in mind that one taxidermist might do his best work on deer, another on birds, another on furbearers, etc. You should visit the shops and see what you like. Price isn't the least important factor -- you can't spend what you don't have. But you need confidence that your taxidermist will do a job that you'll be happy with for a long time. I'd rather spend a little more and be happy for years than spend a little less and two years down the road look at a ratty mount.

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Don't choose a Taxidermist based on price. You will probably be sorry. GO to there shop and look at some of their work, then talk price.
couldnt agree more........


for prices i have seen prices anywhere from $400- $480 for deer(shoulder mount)
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Those shoulder mount prices you gave sure seem on th elow end...most i know are 550-625
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Those shoulder mount prices you gave sure seem on th elow end...most i know are 550-625
That does seem low in some ways, but it also depends on the area. If there's lots of competition, prices might tend to be on the low side -- it's simple supply and demand. Or, if it's an area where the economy is weak, prices also might be a little lower. I think my taxidermist's prices tend to be on the low side because this area has a weak economy. His work is still very high quality. He did a buck for me a couple of years ago, and I haven't seen a mount I like better since then. I had the privilege of watching him mount my deer, and at every step he explained what he was doing and why. Check this out: What Goes Into Good Taxidermy?

You simply can't compare based on price alone.

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Those shoulder mount prices you gave sure seem on th elow end...most i know are 550-625
Thankfully, I dont know anyone who ever had to pay that much!!
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Those shoulder mount prices you gave sure seem on th elow end...most i know are 550-625
Thankfully, I dont know anyone who ever had to pay that much!!
I have paid almost that much, but the mount is 1st class all the way.
In almost all cases, it's like anything else, you get what you pay for.
I've been going to this taxidermist for about 25 years.
He does it full time. Not a hobby or part time business.

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mine (when done ) is 475 plus tax for a full shoulder mount

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