Common questions trophy hunters have for the taxidermist. We know it is not possible to answer everyone's questions, we picked the most inquiries we get.
Are masks required?
We are fully vaccinated and do not require masks when you drop off or pick up your taxidermy mounts. Due to covid 19, we do limit the number of customers in the shop at the same time.
Do you charge for skinning the mammal?
No, we do not charge you for skinning the first time. It is better to have an experienced taxidermist skin the mammal the correct way. If you do not know how to properly skin, you can cause irreparable damage. If we skin it for you, we will show you how to skin on your next trophy.
How much hide should I save?
Skin a few inches below the front legs for a shoulder mount. If you do not leave enough, I won't be able to use your cape. More is better than being short.
How do I store my mount while I am still hunting?
While you are hunting get the cape on ice right away. If it is not kept cold there will be hair loss after tanning. We have no way of knowing if this will happen, so you will be charged for the tan even if we are unable to use the cape. When you get home, put it in garbage bags and put it in the freezer until you can get it to our shop.
What if my cape has damage or I do not have a cape?
We can try and find a replacement cape that is in good condition and will fit properly.
Do you buy capes?
Yes, we are always looking for deer capes in good condition and will consider other capes.
Can I pick my pose?
Yes, we will go over all options for mounting your trophy.
What does it cost to have scenery?
Depends on the type of scenery you select, the cost can be from 50 on up. Most full mounts scenery is included.
Is there a extra fee for open mouth mounts?
Yes, will quote you a price, most are between 250.00 - 400.00
How long to get my trophy back?
The current turnaround time has been between 3 to 6 months once 1/2 down has been paid. It should never take over a year to finish any mount which is the standard turnaround time for taxidermy service.
How much do I have to put down?
50% is required before the job gets started. You can bring it in right away and make arrangements for payments. We understand that storing a trophy is not always easy.
Why did the prices change?
We buy only quality products to use on your trophy, purchased from the states. Exchange rates, shipping and product used for your mount is factored into our prices.
If you have any questions we have not answered here just give us a text or call.