lets face it there are a ton of guys doing taxidermy part time compared to guys doing it full time. so why is it that the part timers are usually cheaper than the full time guy??!?! i feel that the full time taxidermist cannot survive on local customers especially with alot of people that are part time(yeah maybe they only take in so many a year, but its still more hands getting stuck in the cookie jar so to speak) . i dont know, i dont care if guys are part time, but for the love of god why so much cheaper, is it that much fun to work a reg 40hr work week and then come home to work weekends and nights? i blame 1/2 this on the taxidermy schools putting out guys that are cutting corners and doing mounts cheap. in particular suppliers school that has the preset eye system. i wont mention names here :. here's the thing its catching up to some of these guys in my area and they are getting 2 1/2 years behind, yet they tell possible customers 6months!. i dont know i guess it depends what you want to make, better doing deer heads at $10/hr and being your own boss than working for someone else making $8.50/hr. -you dont see plumbers or electricians woodworkers, mechanics and painters doing that. sorry to vent but having customers tell me stories today and see tons of people in the area charging $300 for deerheads. ive had some low numbers this year, i feel i may have raised prices too much, maybe its a combination of a lot of things. i dunno.