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Looking for some pricing on panfish, crappies and walleye's on driftwood thanks in advance Ry

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I have heard as a general its about $10 an inch. I have only caught 1 worth the wall, a 2lb 8oz crappie. It went a touch under 16" and was $145 on a piece of driftwood.
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I have seen anywhere from $6.50 - $10.00 an inch for a skin mount. The "you get what you pay for" phrase seems to go along with taxidermy, IHO. You really have to look over what the taxidermist has done, because that is pretty much how your mount will look.

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Yes, $6.50 an inch. Last year at some sports show in Alexandria there was a guy there that charged $6.50 in. His work was pretty good too. He hand carves his panfish forms and they are some of the best that I have seen. He was only in taxidermy for a couple of years and that is why the cheap price. Unfortunately, I lost his card after I went to Red Lake and brought back two 14" crappies. I thought instead of filleting them out, why not do a mount for less than $200. I have searched my entire house for his name and number and no luck. My uncle has a fish at a taxidermist right now for $7/in. That guy is in Wheaton. The guys outstate seem to be less.

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I agree, get out of the metro and will find prices which are much more reasonable. I would never pay over $8 an inch. You get what you pay for...I would disagree. You pay what you "think" you are suppose to pay. Lots of good taxidermists live outside the metro...take a look. You might save yourself a bundle!

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I brought my walleye to North Country Taxi. and I looked at all of his work prior to leaving this fish with him. He does absolutely great work and he charged $6.95/inch. I went for the "S" curve so that was an extra $1.00/inch. Then it was like $30 for a piece of driftwood. He was backed up to about 7-9 months when I went in. If I get any more monsters he'll be getting my business again and I refer everyone that asks me to him. Great guy, great work, great prices! Can't beat that!

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Having 3 jumbo perch mounted from my last trip to LOW. Hawk Creek Taxidermy in Maynard, MN. $135/fish(about $10/IN.)
Does great work and a back log of about a year.

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I just dropped off 5 crappies at a shop in Duluth. $9.50 an inch.

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The only fish I had done cost me $4.00/In. He did it out of his home for fun. Did a good job. Im happy with the work.

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Bushwackers guy in Wheaton is Johnson's Taxidermy, I had a walleye done there 11 years ago, it still looks good. I have seen a lot of his work in peoples homes..his fish and deer mounts are good and they stay looking good over time. His fish mounts don't have that shiny varnish look...I don't care for that. He has always been reasonable.

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The best way to judge a taxidermist is by his backlog. If it takes a month or two to get your mount back the demand for the taxidermists service are not very great.

Generally the best taxidermists get more work thean they know what to do with through word of mouth and don't need to advertise.

You do get what you pay for when it comes to taxidermy.

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It isn't so important the cost now it is what they will look like in 20 years. You want to find someone with lots of experience and see some of their past work. Or find someone that has had one for a long time. That is why I am all for replicas they look the same today as they will 20 years from now. I shot a good buck this past year and I know I didn't use the cheapest tax. but I work with a guy that has used this tax. for all his mounts and some of them are over 15 years old and still look new.

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I'll put a vote in for Johnson's in Wheaton. He does a great job and his shop is FULL of his stuff so if you want to take a look at his work before you use him there is plenty to look at. He did my Walleye about 7 yrs ago and it still looks like I just picked it up.

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