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#6137043 - 01/15/16 10:21 AM taxidermy issue?
txhunter1010 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Ok so I took my buck to be shoulder mounted in last year 2 days after I shot him witch was Feburary 20.....I have yet to get it back and each time ive talked to the taxi since the first of December, he keeps saying, a couple more weeks, a couple more weeks.... Whats the normal time frame usually for a shoulder mount? Just seems long to me..

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#6137048 - 01/15/16 10:24 AM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26174
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I took mine in first of December 2014 and got him back a few weeks ago. Taxi informed me it would be at least a year though.
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#6137052 - 01/15/16 10:25 AM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6833
Loc: Lubbock, TX
1 month to 18 months, just depends on the taxidermist. I will say that *usually* the longer ones seem to do better work, but that is not written in stone. I don't think you'd be out of line to post his name and ask if others have experienced similar time-frames with this taxi.
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#6137056 - 01/15/16 10:26 AM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
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I always assume a year...I never push or call.....
If hes busy he will call when complete but he's a dear friend and a stand up Gentleman up

Good Luck cheers
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#6137083 - 01/15/16 10:37 AM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: Big D
Last one I took in said 10 months on the ticket. Took 15 months. I didn't bother him and just waited. I knew where he lived.

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#6137085 - 01/15/16 10:38 AM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
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I took one this year for my wife, "November" and he said he would rush the mount and it would be ready in June. Most of the time for me....one year.
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#6137093 - 01/15/16 10:44 AM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
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A year on average. Longer if you kill him at the end of the season.

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#6137220 - 01/15/16 11:55 AM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Dropped my buck at Wildlife Gallery's Mountain Home drop point the Tuesday after opening weekend for a shoulder mount. It goes to Michigan and back and they say it'll be ready in May.
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#6137249 - 01/15/16 12:12 PM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: Creekrunner]
Rob Lay Offline
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Dropped my buck at Wildlife Gallery's Mountain Home drop point the Tuesday after opening weekend for a shoulder mount. It goes to Michigan and back and they say it'll be ready in May.


yep, they run a huge operation though, very streamlined assembly line and they do most tanning for other taxidermists too. my guide in Alaska works for them in off season.
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#6137250 - 01/15/16 12:13 PM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
Rob Lay Offline
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6-9 months is typically for me. If a taxidermist has more than a 12 month wait, then they aren't charging enough, not working hard enough, or taking on too much work.
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#6137265 - 01/15/16 12:33 PM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: Rob Lay]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26174
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: Rob Lay
6-9 months is typically for me. If a taxidermist has more than a 12 month wait, then they aren't charging enough, not working hard enough, or taking on too much work.


Or your one of his top customers
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#6137267 - 01/15/16 12:34 PM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I know a taxidermist that has 6 full time workers and still runs about a year turn around. Great work though.
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#6137270 - 01/15/16 12:35 PM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26174
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Workers as in just mounting animals
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#6137307 - 01/15/16 01:07 PM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: txhunter1010]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
It's probably ready. He just pushes it back a couple weeks every time you call.
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#6137368 - 01/15/16 01:44 PM Re: taxidermy issue? [Re: Navasot]
jshouse Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6305
Loc: Rockwall
I am still waiting on mine from December 2014, went by the for the first time this week and checked in, he said probably another month.

IMO if you're taxidermist is busy, that's generally a good thing. up
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