I am fixing to do my first shoulder mount. I've helped with a couple in the past, and I think I'm ready to dive in on my own. The ones I've helped with, were done with dry preserve. I am sending this cape off to get tanned instead to try something different. My question is, for my first mount, would it be a bad idea to do a wall pedestal instead of a regular shoulder mount? I don't want to get in over my head just starting out. I was thinking a simple semi sneak shoulder mount on my first one. If I'm confident with that one, I was wanting to do a wall pedestal for my second. I am mounting two of my own deer that I killed this year, so hopefully I can build up some confidence. I've been wanting to get into this for quite a while, and I think this is my chance. Ordered my first taxi item earlier, a table top mannequin stand. Looks like its going to cost me a bit to get everything I need, but I think it'll be a good investment in the long run. Not wanting to get into it full time. Mainly just something else to keep me busy in the summertime as well as another way for me to pay for my hunting addictions!