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2019 What's On Your Workbench

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Another year is here! Let's beat last year's 20 pages. Post up your birds here before they're finished! Looking forward to seeing everyone's workbench projects.
     
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  2. bucksnort10

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    Brooke, Thanks for taking the effort to keep all of this going.
     

  3. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    BOTM is showing Long Tails - I'll keep it going
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  4. 3bears

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    holy crapola, some hair dresser is PO'd you bought all the clips from the local Sally's, and put em all on this old squaw.
     
  5. Wildthings

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    Nope I've got plenty more ;-)
     
  6. byrdman

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    yes "oldsquaw" you cant just change the name of something
     
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  7. European Robin

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    European female black bird

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  8. bucksnort10

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  9. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    30 mph winds and temps in the 30's....no hunting for us. So I put together the first customer bird for the year.

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    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

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  11. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Got the hen set

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  12. Wildthings

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    WOW you mean you're finished with last years birds!! Here's one of last years birds - only 7 more to go LOL

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  13. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Lol. Yes. I finished last year's in October before I quit to go hunting. I don't get very many. Last year I had 23 customer birds. ...this year I've only gotten 11....

    Nice Ruddy!
     
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  14. bucksnort10

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    Brooke, is that a result of poor duck numbers down by you. ??

    You can always start taking in greater Canada geese!!!
    (Sorry I couldn't resist.)

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    That is an awesome job on the Ruddy, Wildthings!!
     
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  15. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Bucksnort....hell if I know. Most I've ever got was 23. I did my 23 and 61 wholesale last year. Might be my work...or my prices. I'm the highest priced around here.
     
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  16. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

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    I know Pete did a post about justifying price increases . . .

    But one can justify it all they want to themselves. It is still up to what the customer is willing to spend. So easy to price oneself out of the market. Regardless of the perceived value.

    Good luck.

    My name is Dan.
     
  17. 3bears

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    It ain't your work. I always enjoy seeing your work.
     
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  18. Wildthings

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    For sure it ain't your work. Thanks Dan!
     
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  19. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    I don't know what it is. We don't advertise and we've been in business for 5 years now. Last year I got on Facebook..... didn't want to, but EVERYONE told me I'd get a ton of customers....I haven't gotten one. EVERY time I post mount pictures on my page I get a bunch of"likes" and comments, but no actual customers. However I do get several Taxidermists that will PM me wanting to know if I do Wholesale.. Which honestly I prefer to retail, so if I do run out of birds I guess I'll start making calls.

    When I say I'm the highest priced...I'm $250. There's one other guy about 50 miles from me that's $250 also. Everyone else is $185-225. However I do guarantee everything back by October.....but apparently saving $40 is better than getting your mount back before next hunting season.
     
  20. 3bears

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    Your work is worth more. Damn, I wish you were closer.
     
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