518BowSlayer

2nd year taxidermist looking to mount your buck(or other critters) for cheap

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this will be my 2nd year doing taxidermy and I would like to offer my services to anyone on this forum who's in or around the capital region. I'll do deer shoulder mounts for $150. I need more practice so as long as I break even on the form and materials I'm happy. Please don't expect master quality work as I am still a beginner, but I will do my very best. Last year I did 7 deer (2 of which were from forum members), 1 coyote, 1 moose and a few fish. I've done a few turkey fan mounts too. Thank you and good luck this season20200522_065656.thumb.jpg.fb14596b0cbf4f57a101e668caafcd44.jpg20191212_154441.thumb.jpg.a287775705067cfd8b55ceb1d683a43b.jpg20200729_073103.thumb.jpg.a7b6f354c326ac803963d7b97a73ab10.jpg20200729_073005.thumb.jpg.eed0b740d9d22dfbbc220f2e3d84488e.jpg20200729_072934.thumb.jpg.fb4fb4513de745ff87d4cc17c0c2ab49.jpg20200729_063311.thumb.jpg.0ef86ee87cbc84c58f8271215e00d57b.jpg

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Sure would be nice to get a slammer and help you out ,if i don't score I can surely pass your information along .

What town 

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1 hour ago, sbuff said:

Sure would be nice to get a slammer and help you out ,if i don't score I can surely pass your information along .

What town 

I'm in downtown Troy

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What a nice offer! The stuff you did looks good in the pictures!

 

Who knows, maybe I'll get lucky with "something" this year?

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2nd picture, 2 year old with the malnourished rack is mine.  Good dude, would recommend.  Im happy to have a taxi close by!

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'08 Bowtech Commander

GoldTip Hunter Expedition's w/ Rage 2 Blades

Remington 700 .308

Mossberg 500 Pump

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51 minutes ago, 518BowSlayer said:

I'm in downtown Troy

I'm in latham sounds good .

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Dang, you must be tanning your own capes? It costs be around $225 in supplies just to mount my own deer...


"I'm not from New York. I'm a REDNECK from Western New York!!!"

"It's not a passion. It's an obsession!!!" - Mossy Oak

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Nice work !



97.3% of statistics are made up
To Err is Human - To Forgive Divine 

Neither of which is Marine Corps Policy !

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2 hours ago, Bolt action said:

Good looking mounts! If I score a nice one this year, that offer would be worth the drive from Rochester. 

If I get one as well, we could drive together :)

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11 hours ago, WNY Bowhunter said:

Dang, you must be tanning your own capes? It costs be around $225 in supplies just to mount my own deer...

yes I do

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8 hours ago, suburbanfarmer said:

Whats the turn around time?

I tan my own deer hides so pretty quick, just need to get a day off to mount it then it has to dry for 2 weeks. I would say 6 weeks tops

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I started off the same way my first year back in 2015...mounting 6 deer for family/friends for material cost. Now, after mounting up 100+ deer over the past 4 seasons it's amazing looking back and seeing how the quality progresses, especially when learning everything on your own. I cringe every time I see a pic of a mount I did during the first couple years...lol. Keep it up!!!

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"I'm not from New York. I'm a REDNECK from Western New York!!!"

"It's not a passion. It's an obsession!!!" - Mossy Oak

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I'm very happy with the 4pt he did for me. It was my grandnephews first buck.

 

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I'm in downtown Troy

Is Sherlock and Holmes still there? That was one of the first places I went to that had a ton of fancy beers (but no high life?!?). Can’t remember the name of the “club” in Troy that was our Thursday night college standard.


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would you do or want to try a yote or fox?


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-Aldo Leopold 

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would you do or want to try a yote or fox?

Good question...I’d be interested in that as well


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I can't wait to see the progression from last year to this year. Like @WNY Bowhunter said this is how he started out and in a few short years he's turning out pieces of art! 

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They look great to me! I'm in Saratoga. At that price it might even be worth getting a doe on the wall.....Hopefully I'll be looking you up this fall!

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