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Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? #7455221 03/10/19 07:27 PM
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My next door neighbor is downsizing to a retirement community and has 20-25 mounts in his current home. Everything is big and scored well. Several axis, mule deer, elk, red stag, tar, chamois, ibex from Spain and numerous from Africa.

He spent years and $$$ accumulating these and has to get rid of them. So my question is... how? Ebay comes to mind, but IF that worked for him it would be local pickup only.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7455241 03/10/19 08:02 PM
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Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7455458 03/11/19 02:01 AM
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Thereís a guy on Craigslist thatís buys mounts....


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Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7455690 03/11/19 02:14 PM
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This guy will buy them. He has a shop in Austin and several auctions a year, one in Houston. He's always advertising estate lots.

https://www.taxidermyking.com/

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Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7456618 03/12/19 03:47 PM
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I'd suggest trying facebook marketplace or craigslist, see if there's any new ranches around you that are looking to furnish them

Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7456987 03/12/19 11:51 PM
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He got in touch with a company out of Missouri, Lollis Bros, that also does auctions and comes and picks them up. We will see what happens.

Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7456992 03/13/19 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by jmac24
He got in touch with a company out of Missouri, Lollis Bros, that also does auctions and comes and picks them up. We will see what happens.


Thanks for the name. up I printed off their "Contact Us" page and I'll file it in the Life Insurance folder. Whenever I see any kind of taxidermy buying contact information, I try to do that 'cause I know some will go out of business. Seems morbid, I know, but I'm also not so arrogant to believe my kids are just gonna fall all over themselves to get my taxidermy in their home. I've had to deal with a whole lotta stuff left by family that's passed with absolutely no idea initially how to get rid of it other than throw it in a dumpster. 'Striving to leave my kids a valuable gift I think - simplicity.


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Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7457655 03/13/19 08:13 PM
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I was a little off on the count, he ended up with a list of 30 mounts for them to assess. And he kept about a half dozen for himself!! Lots of good memories on the walls....

Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7457896 03/14/19 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jmac24
I was a little off on the count, he ended up with a list of 30 mounts for them to assess. And he kept about a half dozen for himself!! Lots of good memories on the walls....



Thatís a tough deal.


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Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7461294 03/18/19 07:26 AM
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Those mounts are memories. My wife and I completed our estate planning last year and the thought of our mounts came up. My daughter in law salivates at the thought of sawing the antlers and giving them to their dogs. Bass Pro and Cabellas will take some if they have space. We're looking at restaurants where the mounts will contribute to their atmosphere. My father in law's mounts ended up in the trash bin. Look to outdoor type restaurants that will take them so the memories live on.

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Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7465343 03/22/19 06:23 PM
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Too bad they don't have family that can take them and continue the legacy through the mounts. When my uncle passed away in '98 I made sure that someone kept all of his old fishing and hunting pictures from the 50s and 60s. When I was a kid, and we'd visit him and my aunt, I'd always sit on his couch and take out the old picture albums. I could look at those old pictures all afternoon. It was like looking into a time machine. Nothing like seeing a string 20 redfish, all over 40".


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Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7465523 03/22/19 10:05 PM
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If you are just looking for a good home, you could donate them to the local high school science classes, they make great room decor in a science class.

Re: Downsizing....What to do with Mounts? [Re: jmac24] #7466655 03/24/19 01:45 AM
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I would think someone would want them for a good use. I like the idea of the highscool class. Mounts are a thing of beauty and should be displayed for people to enjoy.

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