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    I've always done my own taxidermy (whitetail and bear rugs) but know I won't have the time in the future. How does the payment process work with getting a shoulder mount? 50% down, 50% at pick up? Just a general question so I know what to expect when I shoot a monster this year

    Cost on a caribou mount? I was thinking it is going to be around $900. Sound close? I'm in the valley any recommendation would be great.

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    Sit down......are you sitting.........????

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Sit down......are you sitting.........????
    Little nervous now, lol...

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    Can only speak for myself, I require 50% deposit. Balance to be paid in full upon completion. For standard mounts, this seems to work fine. For huge life size brown bears, or crazy off the wall stuff where the cost is excessive, 50% deposit, balance can be paid in increments, as long as balance is paid upon pick up.

    I charge 950 for caribou and am located in Palmer.

    Dahlbergs Taxidermy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoytguy View Post
    Can only speak for myself, I require 50% deposit. Balance to be paid in full upon completion. For standard mounts, this seems to work fine. For huge life size brown bears, or crazy off the wall stuff where the cost is excessive, 50% deposit, balance can be paid in increments, as long as balance is paid upon pick up.

    I charge 950 for caribou and am located in Palmer.

    Dahlbergs Taxidermy
    What's your price for a euro mount? Skull bleached white and the velvet preserved on a caribou? With or without a plaque.

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    Pretty tricky to preserve the velvet on a euro. The horns would have to be cut off at the bases. Made detachable or permanent.. Preserve the velvet, cleAn, degrease and bleach /seal the skull.


    Euro for bou is 350
    panel is 65-125, depending on the wood and how fancy you want it.
    Velvet preservation is 175
    detachable is another 200

    Add it all up and it would be almost cost effective to go with a shoulder mount

    Cheaper route is a antler mount.

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    We do Several Euro Caribou each year in Velvet, & yes the antlers must be cut off of the skull to clean the skull & then reatatched After the antlers have been tanned & dried.

    Total cost $600. with plaque.
    Shoulder mounts are $900. plus $200 if Velvet is preserved.


    RJ Simington
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    Every taxidermist does things a little differently, so if you want contact info for a taxidermist that will do all the above without removing antlers from skull, PM me.

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