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how much is it to get a deer head or elk head stuffed?

Old 08-18-2010, 10:33 AM
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Default how much is it to get a deer head or elk head stuffed?

hey everybody, im wondering what the price is to get a animal head stuffed.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:10 PM
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between 175.00 - $1800.00
any more questions?
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:12 AM
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how can it range in that big of a price? what are the differences?
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:47 PM
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Do you want it stuffed or mounted ?
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:16 AM
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how can it range in that big of a price? what are the differences?
You asked for the price of a DEER or ELK head. An elk head will be hundreds more than a deer head.

I've seen deer heads range from $300-600 and elk are significantly more.

The range he gave you was between the cheapest deer and most expensive elk. It's like you asked how much it costs to buy a car. While the Ford Focus and Mercedes 600 are both cars, they will vary in price quite a bit - like $100,000.

It also depends on your geographic location and the quality and reputation of the taxidermist.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:44 AM
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My brother shot his first elk last year in colorado. Took it to some guy in New Castle, CO and spent right above $1000 for a shoulder mount. the guy did a great job but it was a little pricey.

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:31 PM
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I guess not one wants to come clean! I've been in the taxidermy business for thirty years, if I could get 800.00 for a shoulder mount deer i would because i think thats what my taxidermy and time is worth, But I can't, every local economy is different.
With that said i think NO one should overcharge for a basic shoulder mount, the answer you're looking for is as varied as opinions on gun/ammo discussions.
Find a local taxidermist in your area and compare prices.
I charge 475.00 and everyone is happy!
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:05 PM
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for true museum quality work well over $600 for a deer shoulder mount
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:10 AM
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and it's climbing every year. In 2000 I paid $375. This year it's $575. If the work is very good, I'd be afraid to trust anyone else.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:00 AM
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My taxidermist here in Colorado charges $575 for deer and from $900-$1200 for elk depending on size for his shoulder mounts. For an open mouth (bugling) on elk you will have to add on another $150.

Here is the work he has done for me.

http://www.huntingnet.com/forum/taxi...ving-room.html

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