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CURRENT & UPCOMING WORK
2017 birds - finished.
2017 deer & 2 other other game heads from Jan 2018 - MOUNTED, 1/2 ARE FINISHED.
2018 birds are mounted and ALL ARE FINISHED
2018 FISH - Every fish I mount is on a hand-carved, custom body, but for the last 2 years, I have been unable to locate a source for the right kind of foam. I have finally been able to locate a distributor for the proper foam for carving fish bodies. This is especially critical for the big sturgeon. I should be able to pick up the foam in October, and should have the fish from 2018 and 2019 mounted shortly after.
Replicas ordered thru March 10, 2021 (including sturgeon heads) - all finished.
I want to thank the clients with bird mounts for being so incredibly patient as I work my way thru all these pieces. Your kindness and understanding have been truly appreciated.
If you haven't read the Letter to my Customers - please do so.
Please check the New Hours - now Mon - WED : Noon to 6 pm
CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Sat *+& Sun - now open by appointment only
I HAVE PUT A HOLD ON TAKING IN WORK FROM NEW CLIENTS UNTIL I CAN REDUCE MY BACKLOG.
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.
Lake Winneconne Sunset
to my Customers
August 15, 2019
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.
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.
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.
"PAY NOW" button is located on the right side of my
If you have any questions on how to use PayPal - please give me a call.
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2017 FISH - DONE
If you still have your antlers - I will need to you to return them in order to mount your deer.
2017 MAMMALS - FINISHED
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
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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
5701 O'CONNELL JACK-A-LOPE NO DEPOSIT
5702 WILKE AXIS DEER NO DEPOSIT
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.
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
5116 MENTEUFEL RED FOX TBD - NO DEPOSIT SKIPPED DUE TO LACK OF DEPOSIT
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