What do you pay for a Euro Mount

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  1. Blarney22

    Blarney22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Anyone have their taxidermist do a Euro Mount for them and what do they charge?

    My taxi did one for me 4 years ago and charged me $90. Just got the call to pick up the deer I shot this year and it's going to be $150. 40% increase.

    He does a great job but I might need to start doing this myself
     
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    Do it yourself. It's really easy. Lots of good videos on youtube on how to do a good job. I don't even skin the hide off anymore before I throw it in the pot. Just do a slow simmer and not a hard boil and you will do fine. Change the water a couple of times and add Dawn dish soap as a degreaser. Pick at it as you go. Power wash it up and then use proper whitening solution. Done deal. I did two of them in an afternoon last year.
     
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    My guy charges like 90 or 100 bucks. I think it's worth the money. If it was 150 I can see wanting to try it myself
     
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    It's free for me! I just trade the cape off the buck for the euro. He gets a back up cape that he can sell to other customers and I get a white skull with no mess. It's great for both of us!
     
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    $80 for the euro, and I think about $30 for the wooden mount.
     
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    I bury mine and let nature do what it does. Works great.
     
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    $50 in s central wi. Unlike many, he does them on site...so the price stays down.

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    bradn4201 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Borax works well also if you're gonna do it yourself.
     
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    Most charge around $100 here.
     
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    I do my own now but my guy charges $135 and that does not include any mount just the cleaning.
     
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    $50....with no wood for mount.
     
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    I know a guy... $40. Also without the wood mount.
     
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    I do mine so it's just the cost of propane,degreaser and Peroxide plus my time.

    When I don't do them for free for my friends, moose cost $125 for a cow, $150 for a bull plus $25-$50 for the wood mount, depending on style...

    Only deer I've done was for free, but if I was to charge for one, it would be around $60 plus the wood.



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    The little critters I've done for free as well, I don't watch tv so I have to keep busy... :o)
    I'd do them for $15-$20 each...
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    Nice skulls choppers.
     
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    Thanks elkguide...
     
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    Well turns out there was a minor misunderstanding. When I went to pick it up he had it mounted on a plaque. That is why it was $150 instead of $100.

    He asked if I wanted a plaque when I dropped it off and I said no...oh well I didn't call him on it. I asked if I could purchase a matching plaque to mount my other Euro on and he gave me the extra plaque for free.

    Happy Customer
     
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    I've tried this before, skull comes out pretty yellow but it was completely cleaned off.
     
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    Just need some 40 volume peroxide to whiten it afterwards. I put mine in a portable dog kennel to keep critters off it and let set in the sun with the peroxide. Whitens right up.

    You may also need to degrease it to depending on what it is but some hot water and dawn will do that.
     
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    BACKSTRAPASSASSIN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    85 bucks here....worth every penny...it is easy as fletch said but it is also nasty... nasty enough that it's worth 85 to me

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