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One year turnaround #7993988 09/30/20 11:42 PM
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Killed my fallow last November, I was told it will be ready this November.I called another Taxi, he is quoting the same

Is it Covid 19 related?

Not enough Taxidermists anymore?

$750 pretty much going price too

Gotta learn to Euro mount.


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Re: One year turnaround [Re: Buzzsaw] #7994106 10/01/20 01:35 AM
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Last couple euro mounts I had done by a local college student. Both were ready in 2 days. He power washed them. $25 a piece.

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6-12 months is pretty standard. It isn’t always the taxidermist but also the tannery that has delays.

Re: One year turnaround [Re: Buzzsaw] #7994331 10/01/20 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Killed my fallow last November, I was told it will be ready this November.I called another Taxi, he is quoting the same

Is it Covid 19 related?

Not enough Taxidermists anymore?

$750 pretty much going price too

Gotta learn to Euro mount.

I use Alpine Taxidermy. They usually take 6 months to a year. Really good work


That's what she said
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For a shoulder mount, anything less than 6 months would be suspect to me. If I get any shoulder mounts back sooner than 12 months, I am pleased.

$750 for a fallow seems a bit steep as that is more than I paid for my badger and my muley, but maybe my taxidermist just hasn't caught up with inflation.

Good luck and we will look forward to seeing him when you get him back!


Euro mounts aren't particularly difficult; they're just messy as all get out. I'd rather just send it to MK in Hurst (member on here) for whatever they charge and have it back in a few weeks (or days).

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If the taxidermist has a large clientele, expect long waits. Tanning, mannequins, supplies, etc to order and receive. One guy shop, he's got long hours.
On occasion a mannequin must be altered.
Prep, mount, dry(mount must be monitored while drying), paint, panel or artwork.
I'd have up to 10 hours in a mount. If I did not like mounting a specie, I raised the price to try to avoid them. Fallow, blackbuck, sheep and squirrels were not fun for me.
A year is not bad. 6 months likely the minimum.

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Thanks guys, I can live with it, just don't want them to lose it.

This year I'm not really trophy hunting so Euro's are probable


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Re: One year turnaround [Re: Archer Anthony] #8001581 10/07/20 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Archer Anthony
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Killed my fallow last November, I was told it will be ready this November.I called another Taxi, he is quoting the same

Is it Covid 19 related?

Not enough Taxidermists anymore?

$750 pretty much going price too

Gotta learn to Euro mount.

I use Alpine Taxidermy. They usually take 6 months to a year. Really good work



That's who I use also. They did my big deer and elk.


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It takes me about a year or so to get my mounts back. I do not mind as the work is top notch.

I had a different taxidermist do a water buffalo as I did not have time to get it to my regular taxidermist. They butchered that mount. Pisses me off every time I look at it on my wall.

Lesson learned. I'll gladly wait and pay a bit more for quality work.

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hit me on euros

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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Thanks guys, I can live with it, just don't want them to lose it.

This year I'm not really trophy hunting so Euro's are probable

Euros are easy, and you can do them yourself!


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Re: One year turnaround [Re: unclebubba] #8006311 10/11/20 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Thanks guys, I can live with it, just don't want them to lose it.

This year I'm not really trophy hunting so Euro's are probable

Euros are easy, and you can do them yourself!


Had a college kid do a couple for me a few years ago. Had them back in a day or two. He power washed them. Told me he’d put on a rain suit and a face shield and get after it. Wonder how his dad felt about the mess afterwards.

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Originally Posted by Archer Anthony
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Killed my fallow last November, I was told it will be ready this November.I called another Taxi, he is quoting the same

Is it Covid 19 related?

Not enough Taxidermists anymore?

$750 pretty much going price too

Gotta learn to Euro mount.

I use Alpine Taxidermy. They usually take 6 months to a year. Really good work



Been using Alpine Taxidermy in Ft. Worth for years. Never taken more than a year and always does a great job.

I use MC Taxidermy in Hurst for all my Euro mounts. Mikes a great guy and does fast reasonably priced, quality work.

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Re: One year turnaround [Re: Buzzsaw] #8088431 12/14/20 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Killed my fallow last November, I was told it will be ready this November.I called another Taxi, he is quoting the same

Is it Covid 19 related?

Not enough Taxidermists anymore?

$750 pretty much going price too

Gotta learn to Euro mount.

Still not done yet realmad


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Originally Posted by mctaxidermy
hit me on euros

I recommend MC for euros.

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I'm exclusively on euros now. Otherwise it takes forever and cost a bundle

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A year is pretty standard. $650-800 is pretty standard too for a good taxidermist. There may be some good, cheap taxidermists out there but they are like unicorns. Consistency is what I see as most taxidermists’ downfall. One mount can be good and the next can be crappy.

On whitetails I have done Euros the last several. And that’s over many years because I average shooting one about every 3 years. I hope to see one more whitetail big enough for me to shoulder mount before I leave this plane. 😊


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im still waiting bang


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Bummer

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My guy said the tannery closed due to covid and when it reopened they did the most recent hides instead of the oldest bang

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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
im still waiting bang


Feel your pain. Ready to get my muley on the wall. Maybe March for me?

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It’s been 4 yrs and I know I’m not getting my mount ever. Hopefully you’ll get yours soon, I’m sure it’ll be awesome!


Don't take life so seriously, you'll never make it out alive!
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Originally Posted by Fltmedic
It’s been 4 yrs and I know I’m not getting my mount ever. Hopefully you’ll get yours soon, I’m sure it’ll be awesome!

You have way more patience than I do!

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I’ll never see that deer again, she won’t even respond to calls/texts.


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