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    Hi everyone is there reasonably priced taxidermists near chepstow south wales area please

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    Freedom taxidermy, google it, Clare fowler is the bees knees
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    In general I would recommend looking at a variety of taxidermists, rather than using proximity as the main priority.

    I have used three different taxidermists in the past, only one of which could be seen as in any way local to me. All have produced excellent work that I find attractive.

    Taxidermy, like many things in life, proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have seen work that others have raved about and, whilst perhaps technically excellent, it's just not to my taste. Sometimes the same taxidermist can produce work where the end result looks better with one species rather than another, at least to my eye. But then taxidermy is like any art - be it engraving, painting, sculpture or whatever - there are many excellent artists out there but some will appeal to you and others won't.

    What's important is that you need to find someone who does your particular species the way you like. If you can wait for something like the Game Fair then take the opportunity to have a detailed look at completed work from a variety of taxidermists, deciding on which you like best.

    Taxidermy is not cheap, so better to do the research up front and avoid that "if only" feeling afterwards.

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    No worries guys thanks for the feedback next chance ill get ill go and have a look cheers

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    What is a rough price for a roe shoulder mount if you provide the skin? I've been quoted 400 just looking to see if that's average?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboab29 View Post
    What is a rough price for a roe shoulder mount if you provide the skin? I've been quoted 400 just looking to see if that's average?
    I paid 360 for a roe shoulder mount, but that was four years ago. At the time I'd been quoted anywhere from 300 upwards.

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    Cheers willie atleast I'm in the right ball park

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    Depends how the mount is done. At the moment I am working on a gold medal pedestal mount, with mouth open eating leaves off a branch. There is a lot of work involved in a mount such as this and will be in the 450 range. Plus I have had it measured and bought the medal for the client.

    There are some very good taxidermists in the UK, and good taxidermy work is never going to be cheap. But then if you are hanging it on your wall and looking at it every day you want to make sure its done well.


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    That sounds interesting there malc, and a heck of a lot of work too. I have Only ever done a handful of browsing deer myself and the hours of work involved where to much for one mount.
    I would only ever do one again for competition.

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    For my first roe to be done with part shoulder mount I payed 150 and after waiting a while
    It came back really good.

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