We know you have a choice when choosing a taxidermist for your hard earned trophy so, we invite you to visit our showroom while shopping for prices. We are a PREMIUM Taxidermy Studio and believe our taxidermy prices are comparable to other PREMIUM full time taxidermists in our state. We don't attempt to lower our prices with discounts or price match other studios in our area because we are in the habit of offering a high quality service with great attention to life like details, in which our work speaks for itself. If you are looking for fast and cheap, we are NOT the studio for you!
We currently accept:
CREDIT CARDS (3% ADDED FEE),
CHECKS FOR DEPOSIT ONLY (NOT ACCEPTED AS FINAL PAYMENT)
The two most commonly asked questions of taxidermists are:
Quality craftsmanship and artistry has an affect on both of these questions.
This page is here to help you recognize what makes a quality mount and to aid
in your selection of a taxidermist. Quality taxidermy requires both knowledge
and time. Kits are available to anyone desiring to mount an animal, just as
paint-by-number kits are on the market. The question is, would you rather
have a paint-by-number or a Professional Painting hanging in your home?
It is only natural that the knowledge and talent of an individual taxidermist would affect the price of their work. Great taxidermists have worked long and hard to develop their skills. The years spent learning and perfecting the techniques of the art of taxidermy to achieve the level of craftsmanship of a Master Taxidermist can take as long as a Med student to achieve the level of Master Surgeon. And let's face it, who out there is comfortable allowing a 1st year medical student performing an open heart surgery on them.
Quality is also a factor affecting how long it takes to have your work completed.
Many variables are involved in determining "turn-around" time including,
1) amount of work backlog,
2) whether the taxidermist is full- or part-time,
3) whether there are employees or some of the work is wholesaled out to
another taxidermist, and
4) the actual time spent working on your trophy.
Remember that really good work takes longer than sloppy work, this applies to taxidermy as much as anything else. It takes time to meticulously flesh and properly tan skins. If insufficient time is allowed for drying, finishing and paint work can crack. It takes time to properly detail anatomically correct eyes, nose, and feet and do a great paint job. The old adage, "you get what you pay for" often applies to taxidermy work.
Don't be afraid to shop around for a good taxidermist. Take some time and visit different taxidermy shops. Ask questions, look around and compare work. The best guides to good work are live animals. Bring photos of live animals and compare them to mounts you are looking at. Quality taxidermy looks good and should last a lifetime when cared for properly. You have already invested alot of time and money in the hunt, so don't be afraid to invest in the preservation of your hard earned trophy.