Hello all. Just curious if anyone has experience with buying or selling a lifesize mountain goat. I took a beautiful October nanny with 9 1/4" horns and long hair several years ago on a Resurrection Peninsula draw hunt. Being in the military, and not knowing whether or not I would ever get the chance to draw or hunt goats again, I had it mounted lifesize. The mount turned out well, but after moving several times since then, the "goat issue" with my wife has gotten old!
I was fortunate enough to draw a Kodiak goat tag a few years ago, and took a nice billy. I had the skin tanned and did a nice european mount which is a lot easier to figure out what to do with in a new place. I would love to keep my first goat and considered trying to remove the skin from the mount, but I was told by a taxidermist that it would not work. I also considered chopping the mount into a shoulder mount, but the hair is so nice, it deserves to be appreciated.
So I guess I am going to try to sell it, but am not sure what to ask. There is a new Cabelas going up near my current home, so I figured contacting them would be a viable option. Does anyone have any thoughts on how much to ask? It is a flawless mount, and has a rather large rock that it stands on. The form was purchased from Mackenzie.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.