For the last dozen years, I’ve encouraged taxidermists to raise prices. Last year, I warned taxidermists that there was a looming issues about not being able to get supplies and people said they couldn't "get that price" in their area. Six months ago I warned that foam and epoxy products would be going through the roof and I was ridiculed by a couple Einsteins here. In the last year, gas has gone from $1.89 to $3.10. Joe Biden is spending money faster than the Treasury can print it. Everything you need to survive has seen price increases. Now suddenly taxidermists are panicking, some talking of raising prices on EVERYTHING $100. The excuse is that your clients need to understand how your costs have gone up. REALLY? You mean they haven't been going up for the last decade? Big increases right now is a monumental mistake. You see, all of your clients are experiencing the same issues you are. Your average customer will now need to think about having that 3 year od, 120 eight-point mounted or just cutting the antlers off and buying that Walmart antler mounting kit. It's too late for trying to catch up all at once. Now it's a matter of survival, however. Think hard about raising your prices $35-$50 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1. Tell your clients that if inflation continues, you may be forced to increase them again on Jan.1. If you've been following good business practices, you may have to cinch your belt a bit, but you'll make it. If you haven't, good luck.