Hunters nowadays spend so much money trying to kill a buck, they ain't got any left to pay for a descent mount. Guns, ammo, club dues, stands, the list goes on and on, no need to list it all. Friggin cameras, everywhere, filming deer at night eating your corn, taking selffies while sitting in the stand. Filmming videos while they sit in the stand and posting on unsocial media, so others can see them. Everybody wants attention these days. Their life is really suckin so they want people to think they are living the good life. If you see a good 8 point, wait! That's not the big one, there's a bigger one that I have on camera. If you get the big one, how does that make you Danniel Boone? Been putting out corn for 3 months and just before the season you dumpted a truck load. After spending all this money and time you leave your head at the cooler. Let the woman decide for you who does your mount. You know darn well little Freddy is paying her to send deer his way. How do you get plenty of deer mounts? Simple, open a processing plant. It's a fact, even if you suck at taxidermy, if you process you will get more than you can do. Then we've got the tube videos, showing everybody how quick and easy it is to mount anything. Time lapse? Mount an elephant in 7 minnutes. Deerhead, 5 min tops. Then some conventions have speed mounting contests. See who can mount a deer the fastest. The dry preserve guys admit they use it because it's the only way they can make their buss. work and turn a proffit. All the F.B. "groups" or pages about taxi, ain't worth a damn. Just a way for taxis to show off their work,........to other taxidermists. DUGH! Show you're absolute best piece. Never mention how much you charge, or how you put extra, unlimited time in that piece. Of coarse it looks better that the guy who's doing them quick trying to make a living. We should be doing the opposite. We should be trying to make the hunters understand just how much work goes into a mount. All the expences involved. Like in the post I just read about wild boar prices. I'm in the same boat, I get a call or two a year about boars, but when I tell them 750 0n up, all I get is a thank you and click. Hunters think you should be able to mount their hog for about 400 I guess. I think in the future, more will get into teaching , and prices on teaching taxi will fall, just like the prices on doing the mounts. Those of you with good bussinesses might argue, but the ones struggling to get work might start teaching for low prices. The hunters who want to learn it don't know the struggle, hard getting money out of clients, getting enough work, hard way to make a living. They think it's all easy and taxi's getting rich. If it keeps on going, the number of hunters are decreasing, or so I read. The number of dermists are rising, but about as many go out as get in. Prices of materials go up, profit for the taxis go down, and the hunter is no smarter than he was 10 years ago. He knows nothing of the expense and the enormous amout of work that goes into a mount. Ya'll excuse me, I got to go make a video on mounting a deer in 10 min. without getting my hands dirty. I'm going to put it on youtube and get rich. I think I put too many ss's in businesses. Pardon my spelling.