How much does a shoulder mount whitetail cost?

How much does a shoulder mount whitetail cost?

The long story short is you should expect to pay a minimum of $500 for a quality deer mount, and don’t be surprised if that figure pushes to $600 or more. Having been on the receiving end of several really bad mounts over the years, I know full well that you get what you pay for when it comes to deer taxidermy mounts!

How long does it take to shoulder mount a whitetail deer?

Eight to 12 months start to finish for a super-looking mount is reasonable. If you can get your deer back in six months or sooner, great, so long as the quality doesn’t suffer. It did take two years to get my best buck ever, a 209-inch-gross Canadian giant, back from the taxidermist.

How much does a shoulder mount weigh?

The mount weighs about 50 pounds.

How long do shoulder mounts take?

A taxidermist using dry preservative can mount and finish a deer head in 3 weeks easy case. You can skin, flesh, and mount one all in 1 day but it takes a couple weeks for it to dry completely depending on the weather.

How to mount a whitetail deer on the shoulder?

Deer Shoulder Mount: Preparing Whitetail Or Mule Deer For Mounting Make sure to leave at least 4 inches of hide BEHIND the shoulder Cut the hide 4 inches down the leg. If you must split the leg, split it on the backside of the leg and cut from under the skin out.

Where can I get deer shoulder mounts in Texas?

Cypress Slough Taxidermy is your premier deer taxidermy service in the state of Texas. Cypress Slough Taxidermy offers a variety of custom deer shoulder mounts and other big game species.

How does a taxidermist choose a deer Mount?

You need to decide on the pose, the turn, and the design of your deer mount. The first thing your taxidermist will do upon receiving your deer is to take detailed measurements in order to select a mannikin that will fit your deer’s skin. Your taxidermist will want to know the direction that you want your deer’s head turned.