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Old 01-04-2006, 05:52 PM
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I would like to have a fox squirrel mounted this year but was wondering if taxidermists prefer me to use a 22 or 20 gauge with 7 1/2 or 6 shot? Thanks for your time
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:37 PM
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I did a squirrel mount in school last year and the teacher said that he wanted em shot w/ a shotgun, but idk about the taxidermist depends on whether he/she wants to sew up a few small holes or 1 (hopefully ) larger hole. I would think the shotgun would be better cuz some of the higher velocity .22's might leave a hefty exit wound. I'd say call up any taxidermist and ask, but i dont think it would matter, if ur gonna pay em they'll do it either way.
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Old 01-05-2006, 04:22 AM
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the shotgun would be better.not as much damage.
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:43 AM
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the one at my taxidermist now was shot with a 12ga and 7 1/2 shot......i think there was one drop of blood on the hide....and no holes or anything that is visible......i wonder if they even bother to close up a shotgun hit that doesnt tear holes?ive seen nasty definently stick with a shotgun....but make sure you dont use a turkey choke or something like that and blow it up bad...just enough to get it dead
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Old 01-05-2006, 05:18 PM
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A squirrel shot with a .22 will be Ok as long as it is not shot in the head or leg. I recommend using solid bullets and not hollow points.

A shot gun is OK too. Just make sure the squirrel is not real close when you shoot. You don't want to blow it in half.
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:43 PM
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I use #8 shot and even skeet is good and I don't aim directly at the rat.
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Old 01-12-2006, 05:36 PM
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How much would a squirrel mount cost.
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:35 PM
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Price depends on the taxidermist and where you live. Around me, NC, between $125 - $250 depending on pose. Habitat extra, alterations extra,etc. But to you get what you pay for. I've heard rumors as low as $75, but have not had confimation of that.
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