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Selecting a Taxidermist

Selecting a Taxidermist

Many people make the mistake of thinking that all taxidermists are equally skilled and often choose one based solely on information learned at the local sports club or sporting goods store. Keep in mind that you're going to be looking at your trophy for a long time, so it's wise to obtain the best mount possible.

Price shopping is one of the biggest mistakes made when selecting a taxidermist.

Many people think that all mounts are of similar quality and that the cheapest price is the best deal. This is almost never true. Seeing mounts first hand and evaluating their appearance can help to avoid disappointment later.

A taxidermist who charges much less than average might use inferior materials. Quality materials are expensive and processes like tanning add to the cost. For cheaper taxidermy jobs, hides may be dry-processed instead of tanned. But, dry-processed hides last only about five or six years before they begin to show signs of deterioration, such as cracks around the mouth, lips, eyes and ears of a mount.

State and national taxidermy associations sponsor professional contests where taxidermists from all over come to demonstrate their artistry and skill and learn about new technology. Look for a taxidermist who competes in contests of this type.

Remember - "You get what you pay for."

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