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need a mount

Hello everyone. I have a few questions about a mount. Ok so here is my dilema, My grandfather gave me his 30 year old mount (the one in my signature 190 class B&C) and last year it fell off my wall cracking/shaddering the form and the hide. how much would it cost to get a replacment cape and form to re-do the mount? Right now i have the antlers that were unharmed on a mountain mikes repo skull for a nice euro mount. I like the euro look but would love to have the full mount redone! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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To get it redone you can

To get it redone you can figure just about the same price as a new mount that you just shot this year and perhaps a little bit more since you don't have a cape.  As far as a cape you can pick one up on Ebay between $100-$200 but any taxidermist should have extras laying around.  I know that a lot of them will buy capes from hunters if you don't plan on having your head mounted

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What he said. The only

What he said.

The only difference from bringing in a fresh one is not having the cape. They can be expensive getting them from the taxi but you might also be able to get one from another hunter if you know many or get the word out. I know the going rate when the taxidermist buys them from someone is more like 45 dollars.

Good luck getting it restored as it will be worth it regardless of the extra cost.

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have any recomendations

anyone have any recomendations on a good taxi that i should contact??

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taxidermist

It's been almost 40 years since I lived in Ft Collins, so I don't know what's there now.  I know there are quite a few taxidermists in the Denver area.

Check your local phone book, then go visit several in your area.  Tell them what you have and what you want, and look at their finished Mule deer mounts.  Like everything else, some taxidermists are better than others.

Also check prices and turnaround time.  You want a mount that you will enjoy for many years.  You will not be happy with a cheap mount that doesn't look real.

Over the years, I've had work done by at least 6 different taxidermists.  My current taxidermist does good work, but he takes in too many animals and has a long turnaround time.  He's done 45 mounts for me, but I'm still waiting for several that I killed as far back as 2005.

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I don't know of any on that

I don't know of any on that side myself as I have never hunted over there. You might look at who hawkeye270 uses as he seems pretty confident in his work. I don't remember who it was but you could send him amessage. 

If you were coming to this side if the mountain I would recommend wildlife Precision in Clifton. Matt does great work and a bunch of guys on here use him when they have work that needs done. I have a brochure somewhere with the number if you are interested. Btw I may have the shop name wrong as I know him by name better.

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