Coyote Mount Cost?

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  1. William H Bonney

    William H Bonney

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    What does everyone get for a full body mount(sitting or standing), rug or a shoulder mount?
     
  2. FREEPOP

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    The tanning cost is $25 - for reference
     
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  3. DFJISH

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    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.
     
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  4. imjon

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    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.
    http://michigantaxidermist.com/competition/

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  5. William H Bonney

    William H Bonney

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    I saw a shoulder mounted coyote, it actually looked really cool.
     
  6. William H Bonney

    William H Bonney

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    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"? :lol:
    Where they might do stuff at a discount, just to get some practice?
     
  7. DFJISH

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    I take that to mean you wouldn't ask Artistry of Wildlife studio to do it.:D
     
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  8. William H Bonney

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    FB_IMG_1489628091107.jpg im getting a mount done like this from a coyote I got last year for around $500.
     
  11. ryan-b

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    With taxidermy you get what you pay for. I repeat you get what you pay for!