Normally, I wait 9 months, but this year I am battling to get last years deer back. Going on 15 months now . . . this years buck is scheduled to be done before last years (I took it to a different guy obviously)
There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people asking questions.
i never really get to use the same taxi since i am always moving, but i have never waited longer than 6 months for any of my mounts (2 deer, 4 fish, 1 turkey, 1 yote, 1 european elk mount). i dont just randomly pick one either...i always talk to people that had business done at taxi near me.
Three years is the longest I've waited. It was a hooded merganzer duck. Sadly I work for the Taxidermist now. fleshing skins for him and about 20 other Taxidermists in Ga. I give him heck about that all the time.
I was surprised by a call from my taxidermist that my first week archery buck mount is finished already. I'm picking it up at 6 p.m. today.
I thought my last mount was quick (year before last) when that buck was finished the first week of May. That deer also was killed the first week - opening day. The early bucks get finished first, and well before the ones that come into his shop in rifle season when he gets a lot more backed-up on the work.