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Cost of Velvet antlers

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by RICKP, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    Do you charge extra for a deer shoulder mount in velvet?
    If so. approximately how much extra?
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    It all depends on if the antlers/ velvet are still growing or not. If the antlers are hard and velvet not growing I just rub DP on them and let them dry to the antlers, never had a problem with this method but it won't work on still growing velvet/ antlers and I don't charge for this. If not " hard horned" and velvet is still growing then it depends on what the customer wants. Injected with a preservative would cost the amount of preservative and my time. If they want them freeze dried then the cost of that with shipping and my time to deal with them and if they want me to scrape them and send out for artificial velvet then I would charge accordingly. Hope this helps some.

  3. josh s.

    josh s. Active Member

    Freeze dry/artificial/dp......its all extra so of course you should charge extra...exactly how much depends on that cost that you have to figure out

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  4. gab

    gab Active Member

  5. Wheatfields

    Wheatfields The woods are my home

    Where is a ( the best ) place to have artificial velvet put on ?
  6. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    $250 soft bulb, $100 hard.
  7. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    Thanks all.
    I could see for soft definitely but, wasn't sure on the hard ones.

    Josh, I had Research do a set of my last year and they turned out great.