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~ UPDATE ~ August 1, 2022 ~

CURRENT & UPCOMING WORK PLAN

2018 birds
are ALL ARE FINISHED BUT 1 PAIR OF WOOD DUCKS and the accompanying scene.

2018 FISH
-ALL COMPLETED.

2018 mammals - All Finished
2018 gameheads - All mounted but 1 (needs different form) most finished.



THE WORK PLAN

The 2018 work will be wrapped up as soon as the last couple heads are finished. I'm waiting on a customer to get his base made and 1 deer requires a different form.

2019 fish & the 3 fish from 2020 will be skinned & mounted in August. Sturgeon heads & fins for 2019 sturgeon are already made.

2019 birds and the "early birds" from 2020 will be skinned next & the feet injected. I will then order supplies (forms & eyes) for the birds & the gameheads from 2018

Then the 10 deer heads from 2019 will be mounted and 2019 is wrapped up.

2020 is just birds & deer heads & 2 half-bear.

Replicas & other pieces will be worked into the schedule as needed. I will add the work from 2021 as soon as I get it entered into the spreadsheet.

I want to thank all my clients for being so incredibly patient as I work my way thru all these pieces. Your kindness and understanding have been truly appreciated.


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Please check the New Hours - now
Mon - WED : Noon to 6 pm
CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Sat *+& Sun - now
open by appoint
ment only

I HAVE PUT A HOLD ON TAKING IN WORK FROM NEW CLIENTS UNTIL I CAN REDUCE MY BACKLOG.

If you haven't read the Letter to my Customers - please do so. 
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 2021 and beyond, you can book a spot in next years schedule now.


I apologize for the completion time being longer than I expected at the time you may have brought in your mount. You can read a bit more detail regarding the reasons for the increased completion here. If at any time you wish to cancel your order, you will only be charged for any work I have already done (skinning, tanning, etc)

As you can see from the list below, I have a lot of work to do and I am trying to get to it all in the most efficient way I can, but the QUALITY OF YOUR FINISHED MOUNT REMAINS MY TOP PRIORITY. I am trying to be fair to all my clients and complete work in approximately the order it came in. You will be notified when you mount is finished and ready for pick-up. As always, I thank you for your understanding and patience.

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lake Winneconne
Lake Winneconne Sunset



Letter to my Customers - please read  
August 15, 2019

Our New Hours
1/1/2021

WORK ORDERS REMAINING

2018
BIRDS
FISH
GAMEHEADS
MAMMALS

2019
BIRDS
FISH
GAMEHEADS
MAMMALS

2020

BIRDS
FISH
GAMEHEADS
MAMMALS

SKIPPED ORDERS

PLEASE READ GENERAL INFORMATION


MOUNTING STAGES
WHAT IT MEANS












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 my business Facebook page.
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ANTLER MOUNTS, REPAIRS, TANNING, REPLICAS, ETC.  ARE NOT SHOWN AS THEY ARE OFTEN COMPLETED OUT OF SEQUENCE AND IN A SHORTER TIME FRAME.   If you see your name in RED -  the minimum deposit amount has not been met & your mount will be skipped if you have not paid the deposit by the time I order supplies.

Please Read

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 pick up.  There is still a lot of finish work  to be done after an animal is "mounted" before it is finished and ready to be taken home.


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.

Due to the rising cost of processing credit card payments, I no longer accept credit cards in the shop.  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.






2018

2018 BIRDS - DONE

 

Order #

Name

In

Dep

pd

Species

Pose

Base

Mnt

Fin

6213

WOODS

10-30

X

WOOD DUCK (2)

1 FLY, I STAND

BASE – LG, WITH WATER

X
X


2018 FISH - COMPLETED

 

Order #

Name

In

Dep

pd

Species

Pose

Base

Mnt

Fin

6180

STOEGBAUER

02-12

X

STURGEON

LT, S,

HANGER

X
x

6181

COURCHENE

02-13

X

PERCH

BEST POSE, CURVE IN

HANGER

X
x

6182

KASUBOSKI

02-14

X

STURGEON

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

 

X
x

6197

CLOUGH

07-09

X

MUSKY

LT, S, OM, GO, “S”

HANGER

X
x

6223

SPIERING

11-14

X

BLM BASS

LT, UP, OUT, OM, OG SLT

STANDARD

X
x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


x


2018 GAME HEADS


Order #

Name

In

Dep

pd

Species

Pose

Base

Mnt

Fin

6177

MAIN

01-22

 

COYOTE

PEDESTAL MOUNT

OAK PYRAMID

 X

 x

6219

NEUBAUER

11-09

X

WT DEER

RT, SEMI-SNK

 

 

 X

6221

LANGENHORST

11-12

X

WT DEER

POSE – TBD

FIX G-3

 

 

6222

BENNER

11-12

X

WT DEER

#5 – RT, SEMI-SNK

 

 

 X

6224

SROKA

11-15

-

WT DEER

RT, #8, HARD TURN

 

 

 X

6229

AHRENS

11-15

X

WT DEER

#8, NQ90, SEMI-SNK, LT

 

 

 X

6233

LEINWEBER

11-19

X

WT DEER

L / RT – SEMI-SNK

 

 

 X

6235

STENSON

11-21

X

WT DEER

#3 UP, OFF, NQ90 LT

 

 

 X

6236

BADTKE

11-23

X

WT DEER

#3 UP, OFF, NQ90 LT

 

 

 X

6238

REICHENBERGER

11-27

X

WT DEER

6500 SEMI-SNK, RT`

 

 

 X

6240

CHENEY

12-04

X

WT DEER

POSE -TBD

 

 X

 

6245

NELSON

12-13

X

WT DEER

#8500, RT, SEMI-SNK

 

 X

 

6246

NELSON

12-13

X

WT DEER

#64D – AGRESSIVE, SEMI-SNK

                    

 X

                 

6247
PREISSNER
12-27
X
 WT DEER




 





2018 MAMMALS - COMPLETED

 

Order #

Name

In

Dep

pd

Species

Pose

Base

Mnt

Fin

6176

JOHNSON

01-10

X

FOX

STANDING – LOOKING AT WEASAL

Base – tbd

 X

 X

6177

MAIN

01-22

 

FOX

FULL MOUNT – POSE TBD

TBD

 X

 X

6176

JOHNSON

01-10

X

WEASEL

½ MOUNT W/ FOX

 

 X

 X

6228

LAMPE

11-15

X

SQUIRREL

CLIMBING DOWN, HEAD OUT

LOG – WALL HUNG

 X

 X

 







2019 Work

Order #

Last Name

Date in

Dep pd

Species

Pose/ Description

Base

Skin

Mnt

Fin.

BIRDS

6257

NIESEN

03-19

X

PHEASANT

FLY, UP, AWAY

WILL BRING IN DRIFTWOOD




6265

BUSCHING

07-02

X

TURKEY

STRUTTING

SIMPLE, STANDARD BASE

X



6266

FOURIVIER

07-02

X

TURKEY

STRUTTING

STANDARD, SIMPLE BASE

X



6277

SCHUETT

10-28


WOOD DUCK, MALE

POSE – TBD





6279

JOHNSON

11-05

X

HD MERGANSER

STAND, ALERT, CREST UP

WALL BASE, ROCK OR D.WOOD




6283

SHEPPARD

11-14

X

OLD SQUAW

FLY, 3-D

BASE W/ WATER & REEDS




FISH

6252

KLEINSCHMIDT

02-10

X

STURGEON

FACE RT, STR W/ S CURVE

STANDARD

X



6253

KLEINSCHMIDT

02-10

X

STURGEON

FACE RT, BEST POSE, S CURVE


X



6254

HANSEN

02-12

X

STURGEON

FACE LEFT, DROP LIP

STANDARD

X



6255

DRAWNECK

02-19

X

STURGEON

DN, BEST SIDE,

INSERT SPEAR

X



6256

EBEL

02-23

X

STURGEON

FACE RT, MILD DOWN


X













6258

ZEGERS

03-19

X

TETRA

STR, S, OM TO SEE FANGS

SLAB LIKE DRIFTWOOD




6262

KONIG

05-13

X

BRN TRT

FACE LEFT, UP & IN, OM, CG

DRIFTWOOD

X



6264

THIBODEAU

06-09

X

MUSKY

MILD DN, S, OM, OG

STANDARD




6267

KAZMARZYK

07-04

X

BRN TROUT

DN, S, BEST SIDE

ROCKY BOTTOM




6268

HALL

07-04

X

BLUEGILL

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

DRIFTWOOD




6269

KRUEGER

07-18

X

PUMPKINSEED

FACE RT, BEST POSE, S CURVE

STANDARD




6270

TOLL

08-01

X

PIKE

BEST SIDE OUT, DN & IN

DRIFTWOOD




6280

PARKER

11-05

X

BRN TROUT

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

TBD




6280

PARKER

11-05

-

WALLEYE

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

TBD




6299

NUSHART

12-09

X

BLUEGILL

BEST SIDE, POSE

MAY ADD OTHER FISH




GAME HEADS

6271

SHELDON

09-04

-

WT DEER

TBD

VELVET RACK

X



6272

NEUBAUER

09-09

X

WT DEER

#5, LEFT, S-SNEAK, OFFSET


X



6273

NEUBAUER

09-09

X

WT DEER

#, S-SNK, LT


X



6276

WIEGEL

10-24

X

WT DEER

#5, LT, S-SNK


X



6285

BEAHM

11-18

X

WT DEER

RT, #6000, S-SNK

REPAIR TINES

X



6286

SALM

11-20

X

WT DEER

POSE – TBD


X



6289

ERICKSON

11-25

X

WT DEER

#8500, RM – LT,


X



6291

RYNER

11-26

X

WT DEER

UP, SLT TURN, LT,


X



6292

ASCHENBRENNER

11-29

X

WT DEER

HEAD UP SNEAK, EARS BACK

HABITAT – W/ PINE, SNOW

X



6296

HOFFMAN

12-02

X

WT DEER

#8500, RM – LT,


X



LARGE MAMMALS

6274

NELSON

09-24

X

BEAR

FULL – ELEVATED,

BASE - FRAME IN STOCK.  CUSTOM HABITAT

X

X

X





2020

Order #

Last Name

Date in

Dep pd

Species

Pose/ Description

Base

Skin

Mnt

Fin.

BIRDS
6303 HEINRICH 01-29 X PINTAIL DEAD BIRD POSE PANEL?


6306 WINTERS 2-29 X MALLARD MALE DEAD BIRD POSE WILL PROVIDE SHADOW BOX


6307 IMMEL 2-29 X WIDGEON DEAD BIRD POSE DRIFTWOOD – PROVIDED


6307 IMMEL 2-29 X BUFFLEHEAD DEAD BIRD POSE DRIFTWOOD – PROVIDED


6307 IMMEL 2-29 X WOODDUCK MALE DEAD BIRD POSE DRIFTWOOD – PROVIDED


6308 STENSON 04-11 X GROUSE WALKING ON BRANCH BUTTERNUT & BRANCH


6316 BARTEL 10-05 X WOOD DUCK WALL MOUNT, PREENING DRIFTWOOD


6317 O’CONNELL 10-15 X WOOD DUCK POSE – TBD TBD


6321 SHEPPERD 10-27 X SWAN FLYING, WALL MNT, CUPPED DRIFTWOOD


6325 WATSON 11-04 X GOLDENEYE FLYING WALL MNT DRIFTWOOD W/ CATTAILS


6329 CRIST 11-10 X REDHEAD HEN POSE -TBD BASE – TBD


6330 McMILLIAN 11-11 X MALLARD MALE FLYING WALL MNT – L OR RT DRIFTWOOD


6332 KOELSCH 11-12 X GOLDENEYE TABLE MNT – SETTING IN DARK WATER, SPLASH, HBR10


6343 SCHUMANN 12-03 X PHEASANT FLY TO RT, UP & AWAY FENCE POST W/ WEEDS


6350 MacDONALD 12-18 x CANVASBACK SPECIAL RESTING ON BREAST ANGLED WOOD W/ OVAL


FISH
6310 MATHE 8-6 X N PIKE UP & OUT, OM, OG DRIFTWOOD


6311 JOHANNSEN 08-13 X SALMON UP, OUT, OM, CL GILL STANDARD


6349 FOLZ 12-17 X RAINBOW TROUT UP, OUT, OM, OG SLT – SIDE? STANDARD


GAME HEADS
6304 MILLER 02-10 X COYOTE PEDESTAL, CL MOUTH WALNUT ?


6314 JOHNSON 09-14 X BEAR LT, CM SHOULDER MNT













6323 RASMUSSEN 11-03 X WT DEER #6, OFFSET, SS, STR LOOK



6324 SCHUMACHER 11-04 X WT DEER #8500 Research, rt,



6328 LEONARD 11-09 X MULE DEER UP, OFF, NQ90, LT



6331 McMILLIAN 11-11 X WT DEER #8500 Research, RT



6334 FELLENZ 11-23 X WT DEER #8500 Research, RT



6337 BRAND 11-23 X WT DEER #3 UP, OFFSET, NQ90 LT



6341 SARBO 11-30 X WT DEER #3 UP, OFF, NQ90 RT REBUILD TINE


6346 GARVENS 12-07 X WT DEER UPRIGHT, STR, #2



6347 HUBER 12-07
WT DEER POSE -TBD



6348 REABE 12-16 x WT DEER WALL PEDESTAL, #9800 RT



MAMMALS
6313 KUTNINK 09-14 X BEAR – ¾ MNT CL MOUTH Pose? BASE??


6318 STRAVELER 10-23 X BEAR – ¾ MNT POSE -TBD TBD


MISC.










6313 KUTNINK 09-14 X BEAR SKULL CLEAN ONLY


x










6318 STRAVELER 10-23 X BEAR SKULL PUT SKULL IN BASE


x











































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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.
GAME HEADS
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.
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

2014
5701         O'CONNELL      JACK-A-LOPE  NO DEPOSIT
5702         WILKE               AXIS DEER       NO DEPOSIT

2015
            MAIN (CAITLIN)    09-15    GAMEHEAD    ANTELOPE    TBD     skipped by client request  TANNED     FROZEN
5932    ULLMAN    11-16    GAMEHEAD    WT DEER    LT, S/SNK 8500 RESEARCH    HOLD BY CLIENT REQUEST     HOLD     TANNED     FROZEN





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

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