Re: How long is too long?
I have about 35 mounts done. The quickest was 9 months, the longest was about two years. It all depends on how busy the guy is with work. When you give that deposit, you usually sign some paper that says they strive for quality and not speed and there is no guarantee on the time frame it will be done. I have had some taxidermists tell me that a "good" taxidermist "should" take around two years. To me that is bunk. You can ask all you want, but as previously stated you have no ground to stand on for a discount in this case. Whether or not you go back is your decision. IMHO, a year and a half is close to, but not altogether unreasonable.