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1st Timer

I said goodbye to 1st Timer today. He was the first deer I ever mounted. First timer was created twelve years ago in taxidermy school.
I received a call from someone looking to buy a deer mount for a gift. I remembered that 1st timer was shoved in a corner in my storage room. I haven’t looked at him for years. I was worried that he might not be in the best of shape. Remember he was the FIRST deer I ever mounted and he was 12 years old.

 

I dug him out and dusted him off. I took inventory of his condition.

1. lower lip pulled away

2. eyes typical to a beginner, without depth

3. color faded

Overall not too bad. In fact he looked better than some professional taxidermy work  i’ve seen. I fixed his lip and  brightened up his color. He was good as new. His new owner was very pleased with her new piece of [ ]

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Expensive Taxidermy

Poor nose texture and coloring.

Expensive taxidermy is when you choose the cheapest taxidermist and then have to bring

Skin around eye is bulging and cracked. Coloring is off. Lacking depth.

the mount to us to fix it. In other words getting what you pay for.

This is a picture of one of our clients deer mounts that another taxidermist did for him. (we had already cut the rack off to remount) Our client was deeply disappointed with the quality of the work. Notice the nose and eyes. Neither the eyes and nose look “real”. The eyes are bulging and the nose texture is well… terrible. The cape was puckered and the ears where “drummed” (pulled apart).
I understand that money is tight these days but when you have to pay twice to get a deer mounted that adds up. Plus the client had to buy a spare cape. A  cheap $300.00 mount just turned [ ]

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