The following price list is a generalized starting point only. There are many conditions that make a taxidermist's job much more difficult and time-consuming. Please refer to the "field care" page of my website for information on skinning and caring for any hide or cape. If a cape or hide requires excessive repair work,  if it has not been properly cared for, or if it has been prematurely salted, requiring additional efforts to rehydrate, an additional fee will be charged. An additional charge might apply if you have removed the cape from the head of the animal yourself. This actually creates more work for the taxidermist, not less.  IN ACCORDANCE WITH OREGON LAW, NO GAME ANIMAL WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A VALID, PUNCHED TAG. YOUR ANIMAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT YOUR VALID, PUNCHED TAG AND A 50% DEPOSIT. 

Due to the time and expense required to produce a structurally sound, realistic looking mount, I am not able to price match the taxidermists who don't put the same quality into their mounts. 

 

Species

Shoulder

Life-size

Rug

European

Antler panel  

Deer

$590

$2,900

 

$200

$120

Elk (Bugle add $200)

$990

$4,500

 

$260

$165

Pronghorn

$590

$2,900

 

$200

$120

Caribou

$900

$4,200

 

$310

$165

Moose

$1,300

$5,200

 

$345

$250

Sheep $640 $3,100
$260 $165
Mountain Goat $640 $3,100
$260 $130

Black Bear

$550

$3,300 

$1,150

$210


Grizzly Bear

 

 

$2,100

$260

 

Cougar

$450  

$2,900  

$990

$210

 

Coyote

$325  

$800  

$600

$180

 

Bobcat  

$290  

$650  

$600  

$180

 

Fox

$290  

$590  

$600  

$180  

 

Badger  

$290  

$590  

$600  

$180  

 

Raccoon  

$290  

$590  

$600  

$180  

 

Otter $290 $590 $600
$180

Beaver $390 $650


Javelina  

$500  

$1400  

 

$260  

 

Squirrel  

 

$320  

 

$180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hide Tanning


Hair On

Deer

$160

Elk

$425

Pronghorn

$160

 

Caribou

$400  

 

Moose

$20 per sq foot  

 

Black Bear

$80 per lineal foot

 

Grizzly Bear

 

 

Cougar

$80 per lineal foot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Other projects accepted and priced on an individual basis. 

  • Habitat and special requests for positioning of the mount available upon request for an additional charge.

  • A 50% deposit is required upon drop-off to cover fleshing, salting, drying, and out-of-pocket expenses such as tanning. The remaining 50% is due upon pick-up. You will be notified when your mount is started and upon completion. You will be expected to pay for and pick up your mount promptly. You will have two weeks after notification of completion in which to pay-in-full and pick up your mount, after which, a storage fee of $10 per week will be added to the total. Oregon law does allow for a taxidermist to sell your mount if it is not paid-in-full and picked up within 30 days of notification. I have never been in that position with a client and never want to be, so please don't put me there.

  • Turn-around time is variable due to fluctuation in tannery turn-around and availability of taxidermy supplies. Every taxidermy project presents its own challenges so it is very, very difficult to provide an exact completion date. To me, the finished product is more important than the completion date and I will not guarantee completion by a particular date. I have found that for practical reasons it is very important to have all of one season's work completed before the next year's season begins, and I try very hard to adhere to that. 

  • Extreme care will be taken of your trophy in recognition of the effort and money you put forth to harvest it. However, when dealing with perishable items such as animal hides, no guarantees can be made. The end result of your mount depends largely upon how you cut, handle and store it in the field. Skin your animal without delay, leaving the head in tact. Leave more hide than you think necessary. Avoid excessive blood, as blood carries bacteria and causes accelerated decomposition. Handle the hide as little as possible and keep it as cool as possible. The sooner you get the hide either sealed and into a freezer or to a taxidermist, the better it will look coming back from the tannery. Understand that if you freeze a hide before bringing it to a taxidermist, the hide will incur additional decomposition time as it thaws to a workable state for the taxidermist.