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How long does it take your taxadermist to get you your deer back?
I shot my first buck opening weekend in November of 2011 and am still waiting. Everyone else from that year has already gotten their mounts back. I also have doe feet from 4 years ago that he hasn't touched yet. I was going to have those made into a gun rack. I'm very frustrated by this wait. I called last November and he said he hasn't started it yet but will have it done by the end of 2013.
It depends on how early in the season I get the deer head to him. It can be over a year if I kill the buck near the end of the season. He charges $325 and is well worth it.
MEANGENE1984, when are you going to post the pic of your mount? You too, abfreddie64? We would like to see them. Everyone hill can appreciate the work that was done.
I also just got my buck back. It was very well done
at last i get my buck back this friday it only took two months
Charlie good to know thanks. I'll have to check out White Bear Taxidermy for a shoulder mount if I shoot a big one. $360 isn't too bad. I take mine down to Corcorans in Hampton. The guy there is great and knows what he's doing. Been very pleased with them. Not sure what he charges for a shoulder mount though.
abfreddie64, I posted a photo of the antler mount on my profile, check it out. It's a simple antler mount but I'm not too handy when it comes to doing those things so I just decided to take it to the taxidermist. I had done a couple a few years ago and they looked kinda junky. But, I just saw these instructions on OL and figure I'll give it a try again with the next buck I shoot. They have some good visuals to go along with the instructions.
Very nice charlie. He said I can pick mine up next week which will be a little over 3 months
Most normal people have an accountant, a lawyer & their doctor. Then there is charlie elk who has his taxidermist who gets charlie's mounts done in 3 months or less. Perhaps I am a member of his frequent mounting program. White Bear Taxidermy - charges $360 whitetail shoulder mount. Pay 1/3 upfront with balance on satisfactory completion.
MWK_MN, you should try and post a picture of the mount. I know i'd love to see how it looks.
DJH, I was glad i didn't have to put a huge down-payment on because i probably wouldn't have been able to
Wow taylor that would make me angry...MWK_MN I had a shoulder mount done and because my friend is friedns with him i got it for $315.00, which is "cheap" for around here. Most people charge 400+ for a shoulder mount. My uncle lives North of me and spent 430 two years ago. I am not sure of the price of the moounts like you have gotten. By the way: My Uncle is a wealthy and genorous guy, I put a down payment of 50$ down and he paid for the rest!
it depends on who you go threw as your taxidermy some have time some will later down the road. My freind took a hide in his taxidermist had it done in a record time 7 months hehe what a deal :-) & on top of that he had to pay most the $ up front.
I had the taxidermist put the rack on board with some hide around the the skull part, looks pretty cool. Got it back after about 2 months. That was a loooong two months. If you don't mind me asking abfreddie64, how much for a mount in your neck of the woods. My antler mount was $120.
well i aint getting a deer but im getting a cougar rug made. and unfortanetly im now at 14 months and still waiting this taxidermist is ridiculously busy
My dads 6 pointer took 10-11 months because the taxadermist had a lot of customers. My deer will be done in another week or so because it is my NRA instructors friend and he only does about 15/year. The guy i went to gets a lot of stuff shipped in from Texas and he is very good!( I live in Eastern PA) See http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/bragging-board/recent/single?pnid=1001... for a taxidermy cool pic
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