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Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by George, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

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    What happened to Freeze dry prices. This tiny 5 pointer was sent in with a split skull plate. The freeze dryer stated $1.50 an inch of time and beam length. When the receipt came back the bill says this rack is 74 inches or $111.00 . I measured it twice and its 34 inches. If I scored it Pope and Young it would score a whopping 46 inches with obviously no spread credit. Three other tracks with the largest being a 130 class SCORE all cost nearly $1000.

    Are other freezedryers using a method I'm unfamiliar with our should I begin looking for another venue.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2019
  2. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    That sure isn't right. I have no clue what method of measuring they use. Probably the same one that firewood cutters use to charge for a cord of wood when they deliver only a pick-up truck load.
     
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  3. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

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    Last quote I was given on velvet antlers was I believe based only on length of spread! A 200 plus [email protected] rack was going to be under $300!
     
  4. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Make them stack it .... 4 x 4 x8 is a cord.

    :)

    Kerby...
     
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  5. sgsmith

    sgsmith Member

    Hard to follow the logic but in my shop the cost to freeze dry a similar size velvet antlers set would be around $ 75.00- $ 80.00
     
  6. rigbobby

    rigbobby Active Member

    TNT Taxidermy in Ingram Texas. Last time was $125.00 per set. Excellent job.
     
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  7. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    C964E3F6-9E6E-40AD-936B-65689A036BB5.jpeg I sent these in with the skull cap cut in half and it was close to $200.
     
  8. Ric

    Ric Member

    Other than TNT what other Freeze Drying businesses are there? I was using World Fauna for snakes and small animals but they are no longer doing them.
    Thanks for any recommendations!
     
  9. Ric

    Ric Member

    Thanks rbear!!!!
     
  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on suppliers. When you get to that page, click on freezedriers and it will take you to a long list of sites offering freeze dry services.
     
  11. nemo

    nemo Member

    Try dshorty from Fort Myers Fla. Great prices and great guy to deal with