When I closed my business I figured to take down my shingle pick up my business cards and put a big closed sign on the shop door. Unfortunately my shop was in the back yard. Lots, and I mean lots, of folks would come by or call wanting me to mount their deer. I changed my phone number. They ignored the signs, then I would have to go thru the motions of telling them I no longer did taxidermy work and would suggest another local taxidermist. I never knew when I went to town shopping when and if someone I knew or had mounted something for would run me down to ask if I was still doing it. Someone once said that taxidermy is a business where people will try to hunt you up to mount something for them 10 years after you die. I believe that to be as true a statement as I have ever heard !