Several people have asked recently how much they should pay for shoulder mount…$300, 400, $700, $1,000 or more? Prices have definitely gone up, and they vary across the country. $300 is on the low side, and $1,000 is surely high, though I have paid that much and then some for some of my best Canadian bucks. Let’s take a survey: What is the going rate for a good taxidermy job in your area?
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Mike: I was just curious, where do you aim on a deer when you are hunting with a gun? I have had terrific success with the shoulder shot versus the standard behind-the-shoulder shot. The recovery rates and distances that deer run, margin of error and terminal performance are all superior when I use this aiming point. I think others could benefit if they changed where they shoot a buck and go for more shoulder. Thanks, Kenny from VA. Kenny: I have shot a bunch of bucks through the shoulders and agree that it is a tremendous shot. When you’re on target, you not only take out both shoulders but also get the front of the lungs and shock the heart. [...]
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Several hunters have asked me how much they should pay for shoulder mount…$400, $700, $1,000? Prices have definitely gone up, and they vary across the country. $400 seems on the low side, and 1K is high, though I have paid that much for some of my best Canadian bucks. What is the going rate for a GOOD taxidermy job in your area?