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Duck Mounts

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I shot a nice drake wood duck last weekend and i'm getting it mounted. I know it varies alot on were you get it done and how you get it mounted. My question is what would an approximate cost be??? I really have no clue how much it would cost and would like to just have an idea how much.

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The taxidermist that I use for mounts here in the shop gets $220 and that includes the driftwood. I believe he is on the cheaper end of the spectrum.

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I paid $175 for my wood duck last year.

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My guy is $250 I believe. I highly recommend him. I have nine ducks mounted by him. I always get compliments on the mounts. The lead time is in excess of a year. However in my opinion that is the sign of a good taxidermist. I'll pass on his name if you are in interested.

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Have all my birds done in the Spicer area and pay $185. Have some buddies with birds done down here in the Sillies that go in the $250 range. Will try this here and will start another thread if no response. I once talked to someone about what constitutes a trophy bird mount. All beauty in the eye of the beholder crappie set aside, does anyone have some general guidelines. I think a woodie should have 7 or 9 bars on its side.

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There is a guy in Sartell,MN that only mounts waterfowl. He is awesome! and the best part is that you don't have to wait a year to get your bird. I got my greenwing teal back in less than a month!
I wouldn't have a duck done by anyone else. You can see his work in the new St.cloud Scheels superstore.
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I had a can and woodie mounted elsewhere and they are not in the same league! You get what you pay for, don't go with the lowest price.

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I have
2 redheads
1 black duck
1 canvasback
1 bluebill
1 hooded merganser
1 woodie
1 walleye
getting a rinbill mounted this year and also donating a can to him for his showcase.
all mounted by the same guy. all are in great shape have had the black for 8 years and it looks like the merganser i had mounted last year can't even tell the age on his mounts he runs 185 for small and 210 for large
my taxidermist won big game mount
2 years ago if that says anything
I would never go anywere else even for the price.

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The guy that does mine charges $90 for a sitting mount and $95 for a flying mount = tax of course. But he does awesome work. It does take him a littel while to get them done because he gets so much business but it's worth the wait. I've had him do 2 redheads, 1 mallard, 1 Gadwall, 1 woodie, 2 mooded mergs, and 1 bluebill so far. I still have 2 woodies, 1 greenwing teal and 1 pheasant he's doing right now. It's early in the season yet and I plan on having at least 3-4 more to him before season end. But he does really do great work.

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Hey Whitewolf, where are you at that you get them done that cheap? That's a really good price. I've had mine done from a guy who has a won a lot of national contests and he charges $200 but does an amazing job.

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Gary Johnson owner/operator of Johnson's Taxidermy here in Wheaton. He just opened up a new shop on Hwy 27 west of town about 5-6 miles on the right side of the road.

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I pay $100.00 for ducks and I paid $170 for a blue goose pedestal mount. The guy does great work.

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labsnduck, Where do you get it done at? I wouldn't mind finding somewhere close that would do a good job for $100. That makes it a lot easier for me to mount a duck knowing that I'm saving $100. Thanks.

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mwktrapper, the guy works out of his house down in Lesuer.

Last spring was the first time I tried him so I went down to look at his work and I was very pleased. I have a $250 mount and the goose he did for me is just as good.

He charges $100 for ducks and small geese and $150 for bigger geese but if you want a pedestal mount he charges $170.

I realy like his work and for the price you can't beat it.

If you want anymore info let me know.I can get you his name and number.

By the way he is Federaly licensed.

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