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WHATS THE GOING RATE

COUSIN GO A LITTLE BEAR YESTERDAY. WANTS A FULL BODY MOUNT, WHAT IS THE GOING RATE IS S.W. PA.?
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I guess it depends on what is a little bear. The 35 lb little bears go for about $600 plus or minus. I had a customer refer to a 200 lb bear as a little bear (that group had shot one that was near 600 lbs, so the 200 lb'er was the "little bear") Most of those type bears are priced per foot. Prices vary from $260-$320 per foot. Hope this helps.

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I charge $200.00 a ft. Don't know if that is the going price or not. LOL

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A lot of times "you get what you pay for" holds true. This is one of those times.....
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Stuffer, you are under cutting yourself. The going rate around here is 270-320 a ft

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 09:29 AM
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First off you want to check out your taxidermists work. Your buddies opinion isn't necessarily the right opinion. The price is irrelevant if you want a piece that is going to last a lifetime! I'm sure you have an excellent taxidermist in your area. If not GO THE DISTANCE!!!!
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Stuffer, Are you crazy? 4' bear, $800.00? $400 for a form, parts, shipping, $150 for tanning and shipping, plus a base you gotta build, taxes you have to pay, electric you use, hide paste, clay, etc, one day to flesh, split and salt. One day to mount it, half a day to finish it, half a day to build a base, and you make $200, maybe?

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THANKS GUYS! I SAW MY COUSIN LASTNIGHT AND WE GOT ON THE MCKENZIE SITE SO HE COULD SEE THE FORMS AND WHAT THEY COST... I USED TO HAVE A FRIEND LOCALLY WHO WAS A TAXI AND I USED TO HELP HIM ESPECIALLY IN BEAR SEASON. AND I EXPLAINED TO HIM WHAT ALL WAS INVOLVED, I WASN'T AWARE OF THE FORM PRICES... WOW. PLUS EYES,JAW SET, TOLD HIM THAT 99% OF THE GUYS SEND THE HIDES OUT BECAUSE OF THE WORK REQUIRED. LOKE DAVE SAID ABOVE, YOU HAVE $400-500 IN YOUR COSTS BEFORE LABOR.
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Also when i got my bear i asked a couple of guys how many bear they have done i let one guy do it for a little more but he will do 8-9 bears a yr the other guy does maybe one so to put out that kind of money check around

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Not to mention that most bears REQUIRE alterations. I have that added into my price as well.

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