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June 13th 2017 - UPDATE SUMMARY
I continue to take in work from current or past clients, BUT I HAVE PUT A HOLD ON TAKING IN WORK FROM NEW CLIENTS,  probably thru the end of 2017.  If I have done work for you in the past, you can always bring your new trophies to me for mounting.   I do allow clients to "pre-book" a spot in line, so if you have a trip to Africa or out west already booked for 2017 or 2018, you can book a spot in next years schedule now.


Lake Winneconne Sunset
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 Velma G Simpson

CHECK THE COMPLETE UPDATED SCHEDULE HERE  
The update summary will remain on this page, but  the detailed mount summary will be available on the Updated Schedule page from now on.   You can also find your name & Work Order # by clicking on the Complete Logbook link
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I have tried to make the actual Work Schedule easier for me to update and hopefully - easier for you to understand.  However - if you still have questions, please call or e-mail me or post on Facebook.  Check out our new FaceBook
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NOTE TO ALL CLIENTS:

Due to the rising cost of processing credit card payments, I will be dropping my standard credit card processor. You will still be able to use a credit card to make deposits, make installment payments or pay your balance using PayPal, even if you don't have a PayPal account. I will also be able to send an invoice to you.

The PayPal "PAY NOW" button is located on the right side of my homepage.
http://www.simpsontaxidermy.com/homepage.html

If you have any questions on how to use PayPal - please give me a call.

 

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        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.

   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.


 

 
Explanation of the Mounting Stages
Birds
Stage 1 - ROUGH SKINNED - Birds have been skinned and the feet injected with a plastic polymer.  
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.
GAMEHEADS
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 complted & ready to go home.  Most heads are finished after drying for 2-3 weeks from the date they are mounted.

FISH
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
 




SKIPPED WORK ORDERS
GAMEHEADS UNFINSHED
THE FOLLOWING GAMEHEADS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THIS GROUP DUE TO LACK OF DEPOSIT OR NO POSE SELECTED

2008

5075    11/24    GEIBEL    WT DEER    64 D, RT, LOOK RT, LAY DN EARS    

NO TURN OR POSE SELECTED
2009

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.


2007
4818   LOKER                  WALLEYE    2-SIDED
4911   MORTENSON     WALLEYE    DOWN W/ "s" CURVE
4911   MORTENSON     LAKE TROUT    UP & OUT, OM,OG - SLIGHT
2008  
5006    DAKE                       SM BASS    BEST SIDE OUT, 'S'

2009
5152    DOUGHERTY        WALLEYE             UP & OUT, BEST SIDE    D.WOOD

2013

5625  DADAS                    QUILLBACK,           PEDESTAL

2014
5702 WILKE BRIAN 02-07 2014
GAMEHEAD AXIS DEER

5701 O'CONNELL JACK-A-LOPE
SKIPPED   NO DEPOSIT



SKIPPED MAMMALS
SKIPPED DUE TO LACK OF DEPOSIT - 2009
5116      MENTEUFEL    RED FOX    TBD
- NO DEPOSIT






MISC. - ANTLER MOUNTS, SKULLS, TURKEY TAILS, etc. 

Because these items are often completed WITHIN A FEW MONTHS  & between large groups of other mounts, I do not list them individually.

Antler mounts, traditional style - BROUGHT IN BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR are generally within a few months.
Antler mounts, traditional style brought in after Jan 1 are done between April & August.
European Mounts are generally finished within a couple months.
Turkey tail & beard are usually done by the end of August. 

Skull cleaning is done by a sub-contractor & usually takes about 1- 4 months.
Tanning generally takes 4 - 6 months.  

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HOURS
Effective Beginning Jan. 1, 2014-
Monday - Thursday ~  Noon to 6 pm
Mornings, Friday & Saturday ~ by appointment only
closed Sunday and Holidays


This is a 1 man operation and on occasion,  I may have to close for personal reasons.    Please call ahead before driving any distance &  confirm I am open.  I am also closed for several weeks every summer to take some vacation time.  For safety and security reasons, I do not put that info on my answering machine or post it on the Internet.
PLEASE CALL AHEAD.

Lately, I have also been deluged with telemarketer calls, robo-calls, middle-of-the-night calls & people trying to get me switch phone companies or buy insurance, so my answering machine is now on 24/7.   During working hours I will be screening calls as I work.  If I recognize your number or if you start to leave a message, I will try to pick up if I can.  However, I may be working on  something I cannot stop, I might be with a client or just away from the phone.  Please leave a message & I will return your call ASAP OR THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY. 
If you don't leave a message, I cannot call you back.
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NOTE:  If there is a * by your name - you need to bring in your antlers or horns
 If there is a $ by your name - you still need to pay a deposit
If there is a ? by your name - you still need to pick a pose

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