Come on now, you got to use a little common sense, on fish I had a flat price for bass (average back then was 8 lbs), another for trout (the biggest average might be 24" for here), 1 side only, pedestals extra, 1 price for crappie, quotes on the rest (salt water, salmon etc). This fit our area well. Never posted prices that might bite me later (er...tried too) on the saltwater, salmon etc. Too many variables on some, never posted a price just call for quote, then I wrote it down in our call log books so the guy couldn't say I said something different later. On bears I set a flat price based on the species as well, same for lions. It was a set price for a black bear for example. Sure the tannery and rugger charges by the foot as their work is a little different. The cost difference between a 4' bear and a 6' bear for tanning and rugging might only be $80-$100, I set a flat price based on the above average bear for our area , put the extra tanning/rugging money on my pocket on the little guys yet still got my profit level on the big guys. My work output on a 4' vs. a 6' bear was about the same. Maybe a few minutes more fleshing/salting. Why leave money on the table mounting a dink? We work too damn hard gotta get those few extra bucks where you can. A guy brings in a bear that he thinks is a 5' bear after stretching and rugging it comes to a different length, now his pissed and says you took his bear. Man it just helps take away the issues. I do the same thing with elk hides, we did a ton of them and I got tired of arguing how we measure them. We to a flat price for cow elk and a separate price for bulls. No issues, no problems, no explaining, saves time and money because the bickering is minimized. Sure the tannery charges by the square foot, I don't care, with shipping costs and all I set my price for the larger elk, made more on the smaller one and slept well at night. Look at what you do and why you charge what you charge. I had time/material sheets for everything we did for the first 5 years just analyzing times, costs, productivity and profits. I made my employees fill them out as they worked so we continually adjusted pricing in the early years until we got a handle on it. It was broken down into every step of the process. Including BS time with the client, and the number of calls/letters I had to do to get it paid for. On birds my fees were 2x-3x times greater than my competitors. Birds are labor intensive to do them right, my competition just mounted them without much detail. My bird numbers tripled as clients spread the word for me. On ducks I was at $425, If they didn't want to bring them in I didn't care as I wasn't going to spend that much time on a bird when I could make more money elsewhere. Plus it did me a huge favor, the guys with the shot up crap that you would spend a ton of extra time on didn't bring them in. Bottom line............less time overall and more money. Why work for free on some species that just aren't conducive to profit? Put your time where you can make money. Think outside our self created box, hell we are artists aren't we not? Why are we a flock of sheep when it comes to pricing?