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    Default How much to ask for a lifesize Mt. Goat?

    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.

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    first off check & see if its legal to sell in the state you are in.

    different states have different laws pertaining wildlife.

    the lifesize nanny goat should sell for around $ 5 to 800.

    I realize they are a hell of a lot more to have mounted but I have also seen a lot of them for sale.

    once the mount passes from the original hunter to another person all of the personal attachment is gone & so goes the value of any mount.

    it has to be an astounding mount like one that has won a bunch of awards at a competition to be able to get as much if not more than what the mounting price was.

    put it on taxidermy.net for sale.

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    Thanks for the replies and information gentleman.

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    contact Lolli Bros in Missouri. they do taxidermy auctions a couple times a year and could give you a general idea of what they sell for.
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    YEP, Lolli Bros will sure sell it for ya, No Minimum bid, You MIGHT be able to cover the shipping it to them with what you get back.

    Selling mounts is a Pain in the Butt to say the least.

    I have sold my Show room in Oregon about 3 times in the last 20 years to make room for new competition pieces.

    Every animal in those where ones that I had competed & Won awards with over the years.

    Cabelas has a few of them but they pay Crap for them. the last one was a Lifesize African Lion & Kudu mounts They gave me $3000. for the whole piece.
    That is about $5000. less than I charge to mount those animals for customers but I needed to clear out some room in my show room for my Elephant & Lion.

    I had better luck selling them to a Motel in town, & we STILL get customers that enjoy them & comment back.

    I have sold 2 Lifesize Mountain Goat Billies in the past Both large & VERY nice but only got a little over $1000. each for them.

    & the Fish & game think we make a LOT of money for selling trophies, Ya right.

    in most cases we cant even cover our materials cost , let alone our time in the project.
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    Protax. Where's ur shop located at in Oregon?

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    I have a Full time studio in Klamath Falls that my son Manages & our Headquarters here in Fairbanks.

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    To the OP, as I said, Lollis can give you an estimate of what they sell for, I didn't say to use them. They arguably sell more taxidermy that anyone else in the US on a regular basis and can at least give you a ball park of what to ask.

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    contact Lolli Bros in Missouri. they do taxidermy auctions a couple times a year and could give you a general idea of what they sell for.
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    Being in the military, probably not, but if you itemize your taxes, a donation might make you more than a sale.
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    Thanks, guys. I think I'll just keep it, and wait til I retire and finally build a house with a tall stone fire place to mount it on.

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    You could put it on loan to a store then reclaim it after you retire there is a musk ox that has been around fairbanks for many years that residues in sportsman warehouse that why I have a shoulder mount with mine.

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    If you sell it may end up costing you a lot as I see the law.

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