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#2122957 - 01/22/12 07:46 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: GTOHunter]
sigpros Offline
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Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 1687
Loc: missouri
I second Cole at Timberland Taxidermy in Cameron Mo. He does good work and when I get a cat he will do mine. He is real good on all furbearers

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#2123067 - 01/22/12 08:44 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: sigpros]
kyute Offline
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Registered: 03/15/07
Posts: 30
Loc: MI
None better in my opinion than this place-
www.wildlifeartiststudio.com
Not sure on cost but unreal work...

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#2123084 - 01/22/12 08:50 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: kyute]
jglynn Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 1787
Loc: Southeast Oklahoma
wow!!! i could not even think about paying that much money for a mount. my guy does cats, foxes, and other small critters for 275. did a full body coyote mount for 300. have 7 different deer mounts and he charges 215. yal could drive to oklahoma and use him and still not spend the money yal would at home.
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#2123286 - 01/22/12 10:13 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: kyute]
nofiveo Offline
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Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 210
Loc: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: kyute
None better in my opinion than this place-
www.wildlifeartiststudio.com
Not sure on cost but unreal work...


The artists name is Wayne Miller. He is very good, but no longer taking commercial work from what I understand.
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#2123332 - 01/22/12 10:43 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: nofiveo]
cathntr Offline
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Registered: 01/12/08
Posts: 2448
Loc: Adrian, Missouri


What do you guys think of this mount? Its kind of hard to tell from this angle but someone obviously thinks it looks good for him to win an award. One of the local taxis im talking to mounted it. Im supposed to go look at some more he did in person this week sometime.
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#2123340 - 01/22/12 10:49 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: cathntr]
6mm06 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 4596
Loc: USA
I phoned a long-time taxidermist friend just recently, inquiring about mounting the large cat I got back in November. Bobcats were his speciality in competitions years ago. He priced it at $400.

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#2123363 - 01/22/12 11:08 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: cathntr]
Heretic Offline
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Registered: 01/04/09
Posts: 1955
Loc: Las Vegas
Originally Posted By: cathntr


What do you guys think of this mount? Its kind of hard to tell from this angle but someone obviously thinks it looks good for him to win an award. One of the local taxis im talking to mounted it. Im supposed to go look at some more he did in person this week sometime.


I'd look into feline behavior to make sure the mount reflects what you want it to. For instance, the cat above looks to be stalking prey...if so, the ears would be in a different position, I think. When cats fight, their ears go out to the sides. I may be wrong, but this is what I've observed.
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#2123390 - 01/22/12 11:24 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: Heretic]
Switch Offline
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Registered: 01/09/06
Posts: 634
Here's mine. It cost me $800.00 and is well worth it. As far as cats are concerned, I think you get what you pay for. Cats are tough and take a lot of really delicate sculpting in the face area. I've seen guys shell out between $300-$500 for really poor mounts. My advice would be to check out several of the taxidermists cat mounts and go by that. A guy or gal that can put together a really good cat is an artist. Good luck.





Edited by Switch (01/22/12 11:30 PM)

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#2123476 - 01/23/12 12:51 AM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: Switch]
hm1996 Offline
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Registered: 07/23/06
Posts: 6314
Loc: S. Texas
Recently shot a very large tom and took it in to a S. Tx. taxidermist who has done several deer mounts for me. His base price for full body mount without habitat is $700. Since he does excellent work and the fact that I am running out of floorspace, I gave him measurements of available floor space, gritted my teeth and asked him to do a mount similar to this one in his shop:




Started saving my pennies and by the time it is finished next November should be able to get it out of hock. lol

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#2123587 - 01/23/12 08:00 AM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: 6mm06]
kyute Offline
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Registered: 03/15/07
Posts: 30
Loc: MI
Originally Posted By: 6mm06
I phoned a long-time taxidermist friend just recently, inquiring about mounting the large cat I got back in November. Bobcats were his speciality in competitions years ago. He priced it at $400.


Does he do work commercially still? If he does, what is his shop name?
Thanks

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#2123684 - 01/23/12 10:09 AM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: kyute]
ninjapuff Offline
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Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 163
Loc: Nebraska
I agree with Switch. Do your research. Most mounts of bobcats that I see look very bad in the face. It is pretty rare to see a great bobcat mount.

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#2123734 - 01/23/12 10:55 AM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: ninjapuff]
cmiddleton Offline
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Registered: 01/11/02
Posts: 5058
Loc: Mills Wy USA
mine cost 600 and that was in 1993
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#2123740 - 01/23/12 11:04 AM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: cmiddleton]
jasonpredhunter Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 582
Loc: Virginia
Here's a cat that my local taxidermist did for me to set on my mantle. I think he charges in the $350-$400 range? I'm not sure though, he did mine for free.

I was extremely pleased with the realism of this cat. Honestly I can't see paying double that and getting one much better. Of course everyone always thinks that their "own" cat looks the best. One thing I always notice is what color they paint the nose. A lot of taxi's paint them black, which is not correct. Also the bright orange or pink noses look kind of odd too. The ones that can blend the colors for realism get my vote! A lot of pretty cats in this thread. They are by far my favorite animal in the trophy room!
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#2124722 - 01/23/12 09:54 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: jasonpredhunter]
nofiveo Offline
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Registered: 12/07/07
Posts: 210
Loc: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Well, I'm no artist, but these are my work. All have been posted here before, but I've got another in the works.





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#2124751 - 01/23/12 10:08 PM Re: Cost of bobcat mounts? [Re: nofiveo]
ARCOREY Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 4808
Loc: USA
Love the face on that cat Jason. Most mounts I see look like the cat just had a bath with no flare to the cheek hair and drawn down bodies. I like a full, fluffy looking cat. They groom more than any animal out there, they should look full and clean with squinty eyes.

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