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Hey guys I was wondering if i could get your opinion on something. Friend of mine who was a lifelong hunter is moving to arizona and selling off a good portion of his stuff. In his basement he has two rams heads mounted and a mountain lion pelt. Im interested in them just because thats probably two things i may never get the opportunity to hunt. They are in pretty good condition but i have no clue what to offer him. Any ballpark figures?
 

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well all depends on what he paid originally of course. mounts dont really accrue value like a sports card.
the species itself has no value to you because it holds no specific memories. only has value due to the decoration itself at this point, and that can only be determined by the individual who is willing to pay cash for it.
 

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A good price can only be determined by you. What you are willing to pay and be happy with the purchase is key. To someone that has no desire for the products might feel a specific price for a piece is too high but for someone that is interested there is more value.
 

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http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/058/chapter147/s147.146.html

§ 147.146. Sale of inedible wildlife parts.
(a) Wildlife lawfully taken within this Commonwealth that has been mounted, tanned or completely prepared for study or display in accordance with generally accepted taxidermy procedures may be sold if one of the following conditions is met:

(1) The original owner is deceased.

(2) The original owner’s assets are being liquidated.

(3) The original owner’s specimen is determined to be unclaimed as provided for in subsection (b).

(b) A specimen will be considered unclaimed when the following conditions are met:

(1) The specimen was lawfully possessed when originally deposited with the taxidermist.

(2) The specimen was mounted, tanned or completely prepared for study or display in accordance with generally accepted taxidermy procedures.

(3) The taxidermist has made a reasonable effort to contact the original owner or depositor through any means generally available to inform the owner or depositor that the specimen is complete and should be picked up within a certain time period.

(4) The owner, or the original depositor of the specimen, has been notified by certified, first-class mail and has failed to contact the taxidermist within 30 days of receipt of the notice; or the taxidermist is notified by the postal authorities the certified mail is unclaimed or undeliverable. The specimen will be considered unclaimed after 30 days from the date the taxidermist was notified.

(c) Before selling a specimen, a permit shall be obtained from a Commission officer.

(d) An executed copy of the permit application (PGC-12) shall list the items to be sold. The permit is valid for 120 days.

(e) The fee for a permit issued under this section is $5.

(f) The original owner of a specimen may donate the specimen to a wildlife conservation organization, which may then sell the specimen without a permit for fund raising purposes.

(g) Second and subsequent owners of wildlife parts acquired in accordance with section 2312(c)(1) of the act (relating to buying and selling of game) may sell the parts if included as part of a manufactured or finished product.

(h) Second and subsequent owners of deer hides acquired in accordance with section 2312(c)(1) of the act may buy and sell the deer hides. Deer capes may only be sold by the original owner.

(i) A person violating this section shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 2312 of the act.
 

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TributeArcher,
I don't think that applies here. Read the first line..."Wildlife lawfully taken in this commonwealth"....

Obviously, neither the rams or the mountain lion were taken in PA.

Tony
 

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Everyone is a WCO.....I do believe Muskie is correct...unless the Mt Lion was chasing the rams in state college.How many people ACTUALLY ABIDE by this "law"?I see mounts for sale all the time at the local sale.If ya want 'em buy 'em
 

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how many people obey traffic signs, speed limits, etc?

he was simply pointing out that it may be a violation. let the buyer decide whether the risk is worth taking.

I love people like you who tear someone down for making another person aware of THE RIGHT THING TO DO. Too many cowboys like you in this world who just do what they want regardless of the law.
 

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non PA species that are not federally protected may be purchased . Just be sure to have a paper trail and or tags etc...
 

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amazing how a simple question becomes a guy breaking the law... he asked for you opinions on PRICE. not the law. you guys really got to find better things to do than try and see how many guys break the rules on this website for christ sake. become a warden if you want to catch people breaking hunting laws not internet police.gettin old.
 
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