General Completion Information
NOTE TO ALL CLIENTS:
You will be called when your trophy is completed and ready to be picked up. If I cannot reach you by phone, I will mail a postcard or e-mail you (if I have your e-mail address).
Mounted does NOT mean ready to go. There is still a lot of finish work to be done after an animal is "mounted" before it is finished and ready to be picked up.
Be sure and notify me if you have a change of address or phone number.
Be sure you have paid your min. deposit of 50%. I will send only 1 notice. If your deposit is not paid when I am ready to order supplies, your mount will be skipped, no exceptions.
If you have NOT paid your deposit after 6 months and I have have a price increase - you will be charged the NEW price.
You are responsible for bringing in your antlers and picking a pose - I cannot put your mount together without them & I don't have time to call and remind you.
This takes approx. 2 -3 weeks to cure and dry before I can paint them & begin putting the actual mount together.
Stage 2 - MOUNTED AND DRYING - the actual mounting of the skins with the feet in the requested poses. 8 - 10 birds per week can be mounted at this stage. DRYING - takes approx. 2 weeks for ducks & pheasants and 3 weeks for geese & turkeys. While drying, bases and habitats are created.
Stage 3 - FINISHED - birds are attached to the finished bases and ready to go.
Stage 1 - After processing & salting the capes, they are sent to the tannery - this is called "raw salted".
Stage 2 - Mounted and Drying - Game heads are mounted in the order in which they came in. I generally mount in groups of 4 per week (less when mounting elk, caribou, moose, ) Drying takes about 2 - 3 weeks before they can be finished. I can finish a MAXIMUM of 16 heads per month.
Stage 3 - Finished - Cleaned, fill work, repairs and painting completed & ready to go home. Most heads are finished after drying for 2-3 weeks from the date they are mounted.
Stage 1 - ROUGH SKINNED Fish are kept frozen whole until we are ready to begin skinning the entire batch. It takes about a week to skin all the fish in a group.
Stage 2 - MOUNTED AND DRYING Once skinned, they are mounted onto the forms. Mounting the entire group can take 2 - 4 weeks depending on the number and size of the fish on the group. They are allowed to dry for 2 - 4 weeks before finishing begins.
Stage 3 - PREP & PAINT The finishing process has many steps, but after drying, most fish are prepped & ready to paint within a few weeks. Fish with hangers or driftwood are finished first, then mounts with bases or habitat scenes are completed.
Stage 4 - FINISHED All work is completed, the final topcoat has cured and they are on bases or hangers and ready to go
GAMEHEADS UNFINSHEDTHE FOLLOWING GAMEHEADS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THIS GROUP DUE TO LACK OF DEPOSIT OR NO POSE SELECTED
5075 11/24 GEIBEL WT DEER 64 D, RT, LOOK RT, LAY DN EARS
NO TURN OR POSE SELECTED
5220 JORDAN 11/30 X WT DEER #2 - TURN ????? - SKIPPED - NO CLIENT DECISION ON TURN
| SKIPPED FISH
FROM PREVIOUS YEARS
The following FISH mounts have been skipped due to no OR INSUFICIENT deposit.
4818 LOKER WALLEYE 2-SIDED
4911 MORTENSON WALLEYE DOWN W/ "s" CURVE4911 MORTENSON LAKE TROUT UP & OUT, OM,OG - SLIGHT
5152 DOUGHERTY WALLEYE UP & OUT, BEST SIDE D.WOOD
5625 DADAS QUILLBACK, PEDESTAL
SKIPPED MAMMALSSKIPPED DUE TO LACK OF DEPOSIT - 2009
5116 MENTEUFEL RED FOX TBD - NO DEPOSIT
ANTLER MOUNTS, SKULLS, TURKEY TAILS, etc.
these items are often completed WITHIN A FEW
MONTHS & between large groups of
other mounts, I do not list them individually.
traditional style - BROUGHT IN BEFORE THE END OF THE
YEAR are generally within a few months.
Now Accepting -