pricing comes down to this; taxidermy is an art, and in all art there are masters and those wanting to be masters. a painting by Rembrant will sell for much more than one done by someone who took an art class! Not all taxidermist are created equally (some are born with a great gift for art and some are not) True masters do not give away their art,those just learning how to handle a paintbrush are satisfied with what anyone is willing to pay. I do not see to many true Master Taxidermist giving away their work!!