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IAtaxidermistParticipantMarch 12, 2018 at 6:23 pmPost count: 1424IAtaxidermistParticipantNovember 20, 2017 at 6:24 pmPost count: 1424IAtaxidermistParticipantNovember 15, 2017 at 1:26 amPost count: 1424IAtaxidermistParticipantAugust 22, 2017 at 8:12 pmPost count: 1424IAtaxidermistParticipantJuly 19, 2017 at 5:24 pmPost count: 1424IAtaxidermistParticipantJuly 18, 2017 at 11:25 pmPost count: 1424IAtaxidermistParticipantMay 24, 2017 at 3:42 pmPost count: 1424
Speeking for myself. Lots of circumstances that can extend turn around times for different species. Fish I don’t like to paint in winter because of ventilation reasons. Fall and winter time can be spent more in taking in critters and prepping them for the tannery. We never know how much game is going to come in. The more deer heads we take in in the fall that all need attention immediately slows down everyone’s turnaround. Then you have the guy that has no patience blowing up your phone in which you decide to take on his project just so he’ll be quiet in return making a longer turn around for the guys with patience. Turn around times are nothing more than a estimate for me
. Ever tried to wait for skin to dry? Sometimes it takes 3 days other times it takes 3 weeks. Getting things back from the tannery can take up to 150 days. Lots of Projects ranging from Perch to Bison. Balancing quite a few custemors. Everything about this business is custom….no mass production. Take all those things then put yourself in a taxidermist shoes and then try to look a custemor in the face and let them know when its going to be done. I have to tell the custemor something though.
I wouldn’t let a couple months eat at ya 😉 Its the guys that spin deer heads in 1-3 months chargeing under 350-400$ I’d be a little concerned about. Most time the work looks like junk and is not nessessarily properly tanned.IAtaxidermistParticipantMay 23, 2017 at 6:01 pmPost count: 1424
Speaking for Crappie….We fished this lake for the first time May 12. We never found a crappie over 9″ but the sure number of fish in that lake is incredible. 2 of us caught over 300 crappies that afternoon/evening. Beautiful lake with what looks to be a good future. Everyone there was cleaning fish it seemed. We kept 50 to help do our part….they were actually pretty healthy fillets for their size. Nice change of pace after nearly getting skunked on panfish at Belvadeer that morning. What a weed mess dissapointment that place has become.
Side note…The amount of new trucks pulling new 5th wheels into Darling was staggering. Millions of dollars roughing it in that park. Must be Iowa City’s playground.IAtaxidermistParticipantMay 1, 2017 at 9:03 pmPost count: 1424IAtaxidermistParticipantMay 1, 2017 at 8:56 pmPost count: 1424
Hang them upstairs for the wife to enjoy.IAtaxidermistParticipantApril 19, 2017 at 6:35 pmPost count: 1424IAtaxidermistParticipantApril 4, 2017 at 9:29 pmPost count: 1424
My girls started at 9 & 10 with a youth 20 guage. If you decide to go the shotgun route I’d highly recommend the Mossberge Youth Bantam 20 guage. After shopping all the youth shotguns this was by far the best pump. All the others youth shotguns were tanks and I’m not sure how kids could hold them up let alone shoot them?IAtaxidermistParticipantFebruary 8, 2017 at 5:40 pmPost count: 1424
Semi sneak or semi upright facing left. Your taxidermist has to order forms from the deers perspective or if your riding on his back which way is he looking. Right would not make sense if your wanting to see the white spots without walking over and looking at them.IAtaxidermistParticipantDecember 6, 2016 at 6:12 pmPost count: 1424
I’m surprised you gave up your hunt to be a CSI. Some things to think about. 1. That hole in the face doesn’t look fresh. 2. Maybe the people who you claim shot this deer came in in the dark and set up and the dead deer was already there. And like others have said lets see the photo of blood or fresh deer tracks where the buck died. I’m not doubting they cut the rack off but I think you’re jumping the gun that they shot it.
This is the time of year where like it or not a lot of lead is slung just at the sight of a deer. We all listen to these drives happen in the distance you can hear a deer go from one pusher to the next. These guys are just hoping and praying to connect with a running deer. Lots of junk shots are had.
Did you roll the deer over and look for a gut shot? I’m just not convinced by the photo that’s even a slug hole in the head.