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What Do You Charge For A Deer Head

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by 13 point, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. kythunter

    kythunter New Member

    Really nice work.
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  2. kythunter

    kythunter New Member

    Since being on this sight and getting my feet wet in taxidermy with some close friends that are taxidermists I've learned to appreciate good quality work and the hours/labor that goes into mounting a white tail buck. With that said I will pay more for a quality mount. As a bow hunter we spends lots of money on hunting equipment plus the time in the stand. What is an extra $100-$250 for a quality mount?

  3. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

    Thank you
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  4. Dave Byrd

    Dave Byrd Active Member

    I can say DP and I still can't get one done from A to Z in 5 1/2 hours.
  5. Rausch

    Rausch Well-Known Member

    I can get one done in 5 hours!
    Micah Howards likes this.
  6. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Ain’t that something TRIPLE J TAXIDERY has deleted all of his comments, guess he couldn’t handle the truth , and didn’t want to learn about business. I ask him to post a pic of his 5 1/2 hour deer head , guess he isn’t to proud of his own work.
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  7. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Man pretty nice white banded eye to bad the rest the mount don’t look as good as that glass eye does lol
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  8. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    he took some bad drugs.:p
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  9. Richs Taxidermy

    Richs Taxidermy Well-Known Member

  10. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Commercial work is the product you put out for all your clients, the same for all , my garuntee is I will take any of my clients mounts to the state competition and put a first , second or 3rd place ribbon on it in the masters division. I use to do what i called a commercial mount and then I did a competition mount and charged more for that , I found I got better at what I was doing the more I did it , and had a hard time going back and doing a less then top of the line mount that I could put out . When I stood back and looked at the 2 different mounts I wasn’t happy with the cheaper mount and just decided to do all my mounts the same and charge for it . I lost a few customers at first but got new clients when the seen my work . So back to what is a commercial mount , all of our commercial mounts are different , and at different standards but is our mount that we give our clients, using the same bells and whistles on each client the same . If I do it to one of my clients mounts I do it to them all . That’s my standards of a commercial mount and charge $825 for them .
    Wildthings likes this.
  11. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

    061030D4-D9DD-4466-92E1-EA913276C631.jpeg Here is a 6 1/2 hour deer head. It is in Research Mannikins catalog page 37 if you want to look at it better.
  12. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    Very nice work ! That's a $900.00 or more mount any day of the week even if you got all the supplies for free and only have a hour and a half into it ! More power to you .
    Heath Cline likes this.
  13. I held my mouth closed for a while untill reinforcements arrived. Mr Cline is sufficient.
    I have 5 1/2 to 6 hours in a deer head. Im at $440.0 no panel $500.00 with.
    my break out on time all give or take 5 min.
    skinning & antler removel 20 min
    tagging and bagging. 15 min
    turnining & opening ears. 30 min
    salting. 5 min
    making pickel. 15 min
    fleshing/thinning. 20 min
    washing& etc. 20 min
    sewing holes, bondo ears. 35/40 min
    preping form. 15 min
    actual mounting. 70 min
    tinkering with it next day 25 min
    finish work. 35/40 min

    waiting on payment. 2-4 months
    I think we all have items we are faster and slower on than others. Im slow as hell on a duck all dam day long. Turkeys two fn days. 0930191140.jpg

    I believe if everyone had a 4 month long deer season. Did 200 or more deer heads. ever year. You find a way to speed uo or fall your ass wayyyyyyyyyy behind.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2019
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  14. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    5 1)2 hours to get to this point so I guess when all said and done I have 6 to7 hours into an average deer head. I charge more than many but less than some. I go up every year. IMG_20190930_121326.jpg
    Micah Howards likes this.
  15. just got 27 mounted up 8 days 44 drying. Not to bad for a husband and wife team. Good news is im done with deer from last year. Bad news is it deer season opens up tomorrow here. 0930191528.jpg
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  16. 15pt

    15pt Well-Known Member

    That's how you get it done!
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  17. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    As I’m not calling you a lier in any way so when I say I’d like to see you do it , I’m really meaning I’d like to see to do it , maybe I could learn something. Some of the things in your break down I say dang that’s fast , but possible for me to do but others I’m thinking how in the hell can he do that that fast . One thing in particular is the 20 mins to skin and cut rack out and clean meat off skull plate , I do very short incisions and most the time I have to finish skinning the neck out before I ever think bout skinning head out ,and that’s 10 min , the skinning part takes me 20 min then cutting rack out and cleaning that skull plate up takes me 15 . So again I’d love to see you do it , to learne how to get faster
  18. my door is open! come on! skinning, turning fleshing, I contribute to years in a high volume meat market. knife in my hands 8 hours a day 5 days a week. And my set up to do so.
    seriously my wife is almost as fast at that as me. hers is about 30. min.
    I may be spoiled , but all most all my deer are cut off at the back of the head. These folks are hungrey. lol
    The few that arent thats, what the winch and gator hooks are for. Maybe at best 10 min extra if I have to do that.
    No offence taken at all with your comments. Twice I had to different shops thought i was full of chit on turnning and fleshing time. Untill they come to watch.
    I do not have a problem at all videoing. the skinning process when one comes in. Mine is short y also.
    believe me or not but ive gotten. a little slower as ive aged. 57 is playing hell on my back on fleshing machine.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2019
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  19. Thats a fact !!!!!!!
    I made a saying thats true it goes like this.
    I have a harderd time getting my money out of the guys that ownes the tractors than those payed to drive the tractor.
    Ron B likes this.
  20. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Thats why they have money, they never want to put it out .
    buckfever* likes this.