This is the only state that I have Ever seen taxidermists Charging THEIR clients a FLESHING FEE, even if they are mounting the animal.
I Have Never charged anything extra for fleshing, That's part of the Job on That animal.
I think its just a way to screw the customer out of more money without raising your mounting price in the first place.
They call to get a quote for mounting but then the price goes up drasticly when they arrive to drop it off.
I would rather flesh it myself so it gets done right instead of fixing a bunch of unnecessary problems caused by inexperience.
In fact we also SKIN for free if we are mounting the animal.
My wife skinned out a whole Grizzly in the back of the guys pickup last year. The guys were unsure what they were doing & didn't want to screw up the skin for mounting.
Worked out GREAT. & they each got a free lesson how to skin a lifesize mount for next time they get one.
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