So here's the story... I'm an Illinois boy and our state has placed a season on bobcats for the first time of which I'm aware. Now, I've never mounted a bobcat, but have wanted to for some time. Since we now have a season, I think it would be wise for me to get some experience, so if and when I get an opportunity to mount one for a customer, I'll know if/that I'm capable. So I'm at the WTC for a day (three hour drive) and there's a guy there selling a variety of mammals. He has plenty of bobcats... some really cherry ones and some run of the mill. None of them are cheap as far as I'm concerned. I see bobcats goin for $100 on here relatively often, and he wants $150 for his run of the mill ones. BUT... in this instance I get to look them over, choose from a variety AND I don't have to pay shipping. That considered, maybe it ain't so bad. But what do I know about bobcats? How am I gettin this frozen thing home without thawing? Am I gettin ripped off? So I go over to the McKenzie booth and introduce myself to Brian and start cryin on his shoulder about not knowin what the hell I'm doin and am I an idiot to buy one and how the hell am I gonna get this home. :'( After a bit of discussion, he says "Let's go over and look at em and if ya want, I'll help ya pick one out." He says that he's gettin about $100 for Texas cats, but since I"ll be dodgin the shipping expense, if it's a decent cat I'm prolly not gettin hurt all that bad on the price. So we go over and sort through some of them and he sets a couple aside and says "I think either one of those would be a good choice." I picked one and said "How am I gonna get this thing home without the head and feet thawin on me, though." Again to the rescue, he goes over to the Mckenzie booth and gets about every bit of packing material they got and some tape and together, we wrap this thing up til it looks like there's a mountain lion under there. I think the guy would have carried it to my truck if I asked him to.... OK, prolly not, but still... The moral of the story is the guy didn't know me from Adam and didn't make a dime off me. Didn't seem to matter a bit to him. He shared his knowledge and expertise, shared his time and gave me the confidence to make a good purchase and get it home in good shape. It's already skinned and at the tanner (I use a local guy) with no issues thus far. We all know that he's a master, champion taxidermist and I think that's awesome credentials, but actually, I'm even more impressed that he's an "all around cool guy".