Any Taxidermists Here?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheHardWay, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. TheHardWay

    TheHardWay Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if there are any taxidermists here that could offer any insight?
    I shot a bear this year and was going to get a rug made. It isn't a huge bear by any means, but it is a cool chocolate color and the wife has always wanted a rug. The hide tapes out at a little over over 5 feet. The taxidermist I took it too gave me a price of $215/foot for a rug, for a total of $1075. Maybe it is just me, but that price seems VERY steep to me. Is this the going rate????
     
  2. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a taxidermist but have many mounts and yes that price seems high. I have a bear rug that is a 6' rug and I payed $650. for it. I'm sure its like anything though you will find prices all over the board. I jumped around from taxidermist to taxidermist until I found the right one. 2 years ago he did a Deer mount for free for me for recommending people to him and the continuos business over the years.
     

  3. bearpaw

    bearpaw Well-Known Member

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    depends on the animal and how important it is to you. For the right trophy animal i don't care what the cost is as long as the work is phenominal and what I am looking for. there are sub par taxidermists under every bush that charge going rate, cheaper isn't always better, especially in taxidermy. Not every taxidermist is equal and if they are good enough to get my business, than thats just what its gonna cost me. Some are better at different species than others as well, so using more than one taxidermist depending on the animal is pretty common for me.
    For Example:
    the best
    http://www.philipsoucy.com/gallery/index.tpl

    all the rest:
    Atcheson Taxidermy - International Service - Museum Quality since 1951 - Large Game Elephants to Small Game Birds
    Atcheson Taxidermy - International Service - Museum Quality since 1951 - Large Game Elephants to Small Game Birds
    Mountain Lion, Cougar and Bobcat Taxidermy, life-size mounts, Dumont Taxidermy, Libby, Montana taxidermy
    http://www.naturalartstaxidermy.com/_Taxidermy_Cougar1.jpg
    Mountain Lion Mount, Mounted Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion Taxidermy, Specializing in Mountain Lion, Museum Quality Mountain Lion Mount

    You get the general idea here
     
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  4. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Thats some funny chit.:D