Almost a year later, Mount is almost done!

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  1. NebMo Hunter

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    it takes that long because most taxi's don't tan their own hides, they collect them, then ship them all off somewhere else to tan them, then they get shipped back at once. Now they have all the mounts to do at once.

    one of my local guys can tan hides to makes rugs but not mounts, I guess its a different process.
     
  2. Shoot Straight

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    Good work is well worth the wait! Congrats on your deer and your choice.
     
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    Nice Buck and great looking mount, congrats.
     
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    The Taxidermist I normally use is usally a 4-9 month wait. Get in before gun season and usually get it back by February, during or after gun season and you're looking at July or August.

    There is another guy out his way that is the best of the best. Prices are competitive but his turnaround is 2 years. People know this going in and he still gets booked every year, his work is that sought after.

    I'd be tempted to use him should I ever be fortunate enough to take a booner or other once in a lifetime buck.
     
  5. Matt/TN

    Matt/TN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Mine was 10 months this time and would gladly wait that long again. If they're backed up that far with work, they're probably pretty good. Fear the guy that's done in a month in most cases

    That's a super nice and unique buck. Did you score him by chance? Just curious on what he grossed


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    Well worth the wait!! Looks like excellent work.


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  7. greatwhitehunter3

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    Awesome buck and mount! I would say a year is very normal around here.
     
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    Great buck and a great mount! Def worth the wait! Congrats to you!
     
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    Man! Looks really good! Love to see other people's mounts! That's a pig of a deer, as well. Congrats!
     
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    looks good.. that deer has a ton of mass... congrats
    as many others have stated, I couldnt wait a year... Im a 1 month kinda guy.. If its over a month i start getting irritated. I will say though, I am spoiled in terms of taxidermists and am very fortunate. My taxidermist doesnt do a lot of public work and does mostly deer for his competitions.....
     
  11. Lung Buster

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    Very nice buck!! Good looking mount! congrats
     
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    my taxi is the same way. hes to busy with his other hobbies. but like yours, its well worth the wait for quality work. thats an awesome buck. nice job
     
  13. SparrowHawk

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys, appreciate it! He had a ton of mass, Grossed him at 148.5, tons of mass.

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