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Deer mount: Ballpark timeframe from when...

The antlers are required to progress and completion of the mount. I am guessing most of the steps are still left to do, short of the hide tanning,etc..

Got the call for the antlers back on Monday, and was given an original estimated delivery of Late April or May. Sound about right and on track?

Just curious on thoughts, and don;t want to spend my play $ on something else if the time is near.




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Sounds like he is right on track with his original delivery date.
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Sounds correct to me RB. Although, the taxis I've used in the past have never let me hold onto the antlers during the process.

However, the guy I've been using lately (part-timer) only takes approximately 3 months for archery deer, so the wait isn't too excessive.

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Seems like your taxi is on schedule. The only antlers I've ever held on to are the one's in my avatar. That's because I was bringing them to an official P&Y scorer after the 60 drying period. All the taxi's I know hold on to the antlers.

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Re: Deer mount: Ballpark timeframe from when...

Thanks guys, good to hear on the timing.

I always ask for my antlers back til the time comes they need them and never had anyone say No. Be tough for me not to see them horns from oct til May..on bad days at the office etc... a pick up of the rack is good medicine.

i can't wait for it to be done. he does real nice work. Doing my bear rug too...always thought it was funny that rugs take a LONG time since there is not alot of mounting there. but having them spaced apart is a good thing.

Hope to give him a turkey soon..




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I did the same thing with my buck this year. I said I'd prefer to hang on to the rack until its needed and it wasnt a problem!

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I would say the only reason he asked for the antlers, is that he is ready to mount it. Once mounted, I usually let them dry for two weeks before I do the finish work. I would guess you will have it before the end of the month. Only a guess though.
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I asked to keep my antlers as well and there was no problem. Can't see why any taxidermist would deny that request. I took them back on my own though because looking at them every day just seemed like it was going to make the wait that much longer.
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With the big boys its always a good idea to ask for your rack.

First buck I had done I let it there (very typical 16" 9pt). But the big boy 140+ I took home (I know 140 isnt a huge giant but likely the biggest Ill shoot). My luck someone would have broken in and robbed him.
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With the big boys its always a good idea to ask for your rack.

First buck I had done I let it there (very typical 16" 9pt). But the big boy 140+ I took home (I know 140 isnt a huge giant but likely the biggest Ill shoot). My luck someone would have broken in and robbed him.
It took me 30 years to shoot a 140" buck. Mine came home with me also until the taxi mounted it! Great advise.
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