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Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by William H Bonney, Nov 22, 2017.
What does everyone get for a full body mount(sitting or standing), rug or a shoulder mount?
The tanning cost is $25 - for reference
There will be a huge difference in prices. I've seen prices for full body mount coyotes from $500 to almost $1,000. Of course shoulder mounts will be a lot (hundreds) less. I know price is a serious concern BUT.....the saddness of looking at a poor job lasts much longer than the happiness of a low price. That said, if you are considering having an animal mounted, you should SEE an example of THAT ANIMAL mounted by a potential taxidermist. Some guys can do a great deer head or a squirrel, but they fail badly at coyotes. #1 concern should be that you are happy with the mount you get back. That may take some shopping to find.
IMHO coyotes are a very difficult mammal to mount in a realistic and lifelike way....ESPECIALLY the head and facial features. Nothing annoys me much more than seeing a mounted coyote looking cross-eyed with dorky looking ears. Same for foxes and bobcats. Not many guys out there who can do them so they really look alive. Good luck.
Saw this at the old Frankenmuth show years back although it's a wolf instead.
Might not be the pose you're really looking for though.
I'm guessing the link will be open to the public but it doesn't say.
I saw a shoulder mounted coyote, it actually looked really cool.
I'm not worried about how long it will last, my days will be numbered when my wife finds out about this anyway.
Does anyone know of a taxidermy "practice school"?
Where they might do stuff at a discount, just to get some practice?
I take that to mean you wouldn't ask Artistry of Wildlife studio to do it.
I guess I need some context here, I'm a novice(obviously). Does that mean I can take the whole carcass to a taxi or tannery and ask them to just tan the hide?
You can take the carcass to a taxi and he can skin, flesh and dry it. Tannery won't do that part. Or a trapper can handle the hide for you. The $25 is a garment tan and not a tan for mounting. You will end up with a tanned hide in a tubular shape suitable for hanging, easy to convert to a flat rug with a razor blade. Most of these hides will sell for the $100 range.
im getting a mount done like this from a coyote I got last year for around $500.
With taxidermy you get what you pay for. I repeat you get what you pay for!