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Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by SterlingFoxCreations, Feb 9, 2020.
I charge $50 to drop everything and skin a bird asap so they can have the meat .
We had a guy over here about 40 years back that did that. The hunter ended up with food poisoning and sued the taxidermist. When he won the suit, the taxidermist went into his storage area and swallowed a shotgun barrel. And and 2 others went to his wife and volunteered to clear his work orders and gave her all the money. It was a sad state of affairs and I just never did it after that.
The way some people take care of critters they harvest, I can't believe more people don't get sick but then again I think there is more waste going on then anyone cares to admit. When it comes to lifesize big game, I don't have an issue skinning it myself and letting them take the rest to process but anything else it doesn't happen here.
Here in MD that couldn’t happen as it’s wild game and is not regulated same as deer processing , health department can make recommendations but can not do anything to close you down or fine you . Sounds like that guy didn’t have a release of responsibility or do so at your own risk document. And apparently a sucky lawyer or no lawyer at all . There are many ways to make sure that doesn’t happen
Way to totally kill the good vibes happening in this thread George...
What's the matter, Clovis? Don't want to admit that the suicide rate among taxidermists is one of the highest by trade? Don't like a little sobering thoughts into the "funny" actions we sometimes take? There are no "good vibes" in any of the stories on this thread. They only show the abject ignorance we see on full display in our shops. That's not funny. It's sad that the education system in America rules out exhibiting any common sense.
On a real note , it does hit a little close to home, in addition to Taxidermy I also farm, and farmers and agricultural workers have not only a very high occupational related mortality rate, but a very high suicide rate as well.
Had a call yesterday from a guy that was getting his foot amputated. Wanted to know if I could clean it and articulate all the bones. Said he has all the paper work done so he can keep it after it’s removed.
Sorry don’t have beetles and not going to simmer a foot in the kitchen.
I've had people call wanting all sorts of weird stuff mounted. Several times I had University of Michigan fans wanting life size wolverines, but when I told them the price, those projects never materialized. Horse full body mounts and head mounts were requested a couple times. I never got into doing pets, but dog and cat mount requests were pretty common, which I refered to another taxidermist that did a lot of them.