I always ask for a timeframe when I drop them off. I've been told a month for a euro mount and it took 3 months. stuff happens. For a shoulder mount expect at least 6-8 months. But like others have mentioned if you get a timeframe, then let you taxidermist do there thing and just be patient. A few weeks past that timeframe there's nothing wrong with a polite call to say how excited you are and looking for any updates. My .02
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