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    taxidermist costs

    I'm looking at getting my first deer shoot mounted on the wall if a decent head what sort of cost is it usually for a roe?
    Thanks Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by -ben- View Post
    I'm looking at getting my first deer shoot mounted on the wall if a decent head what sort of cost is it usually for a roe?
    Thanks Ben
    I paid 360 a couple of years ago, so somewhere between 350 and 400 would probably be a good estimate now. The cost will vary by taxidermist, but I'd also suggest having a look at a few people's work as you want to find someone who will mount the roe the way you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    I paid 360 a couple of years ago, so somewhere between 350 and 400 would probably be a good estimate now. The cost will vary by taxidermist, but I'd also suggest having a look at a few people's work as you want to find someone who will mount the roe the way you like it.
    +1.....you only ever shoot your first deer once, and you don't want to be looking at a mount that looks like it's been beaten to death with a shovel. There is some excellent taxidermy available - and some....ermm.... less good.... Look at the galleries on a taxidermist's website and ask for recommendations - be mindful that you may have to travel a little to get the mount that you want, but you'd kick yourself if you didn't to save half a pint of diesel for the sake of a quality job.

    Also agree re thinking carefully about the way in which you would like it mounted, as there are variations on a theme, such as looking to one side, wall-mounted pedestal style, head-on, etc.

    Good luck on getting your first - and pics once done please!
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    Thanks for the advice I'm going to look at some local and get some quotes
    Thanks Ben

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    Shop around i payed 150 for Roe im getting a Sika done for 280
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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    Shop around i payed 150 for Roe im getting a Sika done for 280

    you will have to show the monster on here mate when it is done .....

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    I can recommend a taxidermist but its a bit of a treck for you but probably worth it.

    david hollingworth from pennine taxidermy. google it

    he did a stag head for my dad and it was v good

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    Shop around i payed 150 for Roe im getting a Sika done for 280
    Like Chrisc said show on here when done. That is beyond mates rates. I'm awaiting a sika shoulder mount a lot more than that. You pay for what you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeman View Post
    Like Chrisc said show on here when done. That is beyond mates rates. I'm awaiting a sika shoulder mount a lot more than that. You pay for what you get.
    More than happy to put a photo up when it comes back, i think its scored Bronze Chris im awaiting confirmation.
    "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory." LLAP Leonard Nimoy 1931 - 2015

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    Hi
    ive finally managed to get my first deer a nice 5 pointer roe buck. I really want to get it mounted so I need to get a taxidermist sorted out as soon as possible. What's the best way of storing it until I can get it there? It was a bit unplanned so I hadn't had a chance to sort one I'm located in Suffolk.
    Thanks Ben

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