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~ UPDATE ~ June 20, 2024 ~

CURRENT & UPCOMING WORK PLAN

ALL 2018, 2019, 2020 MOUNTS
(except #6332) - completed.

ALL 2021 BIRDS - finished
ALL 2021 FISH - ALL completed (AS OF 4/3/24)
ALL 2021 GameHeads - All completed
2021 - early 2022 Mammals - Tanned. Forms are in stock, mounting has begun.

THE WORK PLAN

I have all the fish, birds & game heads from 2021 COMPLETED. The mammals will be completed in a few weeks. At that time, I will skin & mount the all the gamefish first, then I will mount the sturgeon.
As the fish dry, I will begin working on the birds (skinning & injecting the feet), order all forms & parts for them, then go back & start prepping the fish for paint.

After the fish are painted, I will order the game head forms, finish the birds and proceed to start mounting the game heads.

2023 Work will be added to the page soon.

Replicas ORDERED THRU 2023 ARE FINISHED -
I will also be working on replicas as time allows.
.
Repairs & other pieces will be worked into the schedule as needed.

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.


PLEASE NOTE - I WILL BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FROM THIS POINT ON. PLEASE CALL OR TEXT MY CELL TO SET UP A DATE.





After April 1, 2024

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  
Dec. 26, 2022





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.








2021 BIRDS - FINISHED
Order # Last Name Date in Dep pd Species Pose/ Description Base Skin Mnt Fin.









































2021 FISH - FINISHED

6357

KUSAK

02-10

X

BLUEGILL – 2

MOUNT ON SAME WOOD

DRIFTWOOD

X

X

X

6360

HEINRICH

02-22

X

PERCH – 4

STRINGER MOUNT

DRIFTWOOD

XXXX

X
X

6361

BARTHELS

03-02

X

STURGEON

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

STANDARD HANGER

X

X

X

6364

SCHIELBEIN

03-10

X

TROUT – 3

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

DRIFTWOOD – LARGE

XXX

X

X

6367

REABE

04-29

X

PERCH – 3

SEE ORDER – TO BE USED IN STRINGER MOUNT

XXX

X

X

6368

DOLL

04-29

X

BRN TROUT

FACE RT, HO,TI,

DRIFTWOOD

X

X

X

6370

GAMBOECK

05-25

X

SM BASS -2

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

DRIFTWOOD

XX

X

X

6371

BEHM

06-08

X

BRK TROUT

LEFT, UP, IN

DRIFTWOOD – PROVIDED

X

X

X

6372

ROBINSON

06-25

X

BRK TROUT

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

?

X

X

X

6372

ROBINSON

06-25


BRN TROUT

BEST SIDE, BEST POSE

? NO BASE LISTED

X

X

X

6383

PADGETT

10-16

X

WALLEYE

BEST SIDE, MILD DOWN


X

X

X

6384

KOSTOPOLUS

10-16

X

SOCKEYE

DN, S,

FHB-811

X

X

X

6384

KOSTOPOLUS

10-16

X

GRAYLING

OPP. OF SOCKEYE, UP, OUT

FHB-257

X

X

X

6416

REMME

12-08

X

WALLEYE

LT, UP, OM, OG

STANARD HANGER

X

X

X

2021 MAMMALS
ORDER #
NAME
DATE IN
DEP
SPECIES
POSE
BASE
SKIN
MNT
FINISHED

6376

BARTHELS

09-20

X

BEAR

Standing – RM-1555

SIMPLE – DRIFTWOOD

X

X


6377

WOLLERSCHEIM

09-22

X

BEAR

FULL MNT – UPRIGHT, LBR-131

HABITAT BASE

X



6378

KORTBEIN

09-29

X

COYOTE

STANDING, CM, ALERT

BUTTERNUT OVAL

X



6382

NELSON`

10-13

X

BEAR

RUG – CRANBERRY/BLACK

OPEN MOUTH

X

X


6392

POLCYN

11-05

X

BOBCAT

WALL MOUNT, CM, WALKING` SEE NOTES

X




2021 GAME HEADS
ORDER #
NAME
DATE
dep
species
pose
other
skin
mnt
finish

6407

KEMPF

11-29

X

WT DEER

RM-8500, S-SNK, LT, EARS-RF



X

X

6410

WILEY

11-29

X

WT DEER

SEMI-SNK, RT, EARS BEST



X

X

6417

CUMMINGS

12-08

X

WT DEER

#3 – UP, OFFSET, NQ90, RT



X

X

6418

GARVENS

12-09


WT DEER

SNEAK, HEAD UP, EARS BK



X

X

6419

CHANEY

12-13

X

WT DEER

STRT, WC EYES,EARS -1F, 1B

REBUILD TINE


X

X

6422

WOLFE

12-21

X

WT DEER

NOSE DN, S-SNK, LT


AGRESSIVE POSTURE


X

X





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2022 - ANTLER MOUNTS ~ COMPLETED
2022 - BIRDS
ORDER #
NAME
DATE
dep
species
pose
other
skin
mnt
finish
6423 YANG 01-23 - GW TEAL – M MULTIPLE POSES FROM CEILING


6423 YANG 01-23 - GW TEAL – M ALL 3-D W/ 2 STRINGS



6423 YANG 01-23 - GW TEAL – M BELLY OUT ON AT LEAST 1 BIRD



6423 YANG 01-23 - GW TEAL –F SETTING IN



6423 YANG 01-23 - GW TEAL – F VARIOUS POSES



6433 WOODEYE’S 02-15 X WOOD DUCK – M #1 – STANDING WALL #2 -FLY, WALL DRIFTWOOD


6468 ROSENTHAL 11-02 X WOOD DUCK – M FLYING, WALL MOUNT DRIFTWOOD, CATTAILS


6477 ACHTERBERG 11-09
GW TEAL FLYING, TABLE MNT DRIFTWOOD & CATTAILS


6477 ACHTERBERG 11-09
RINGBILL WALL MNT, BANKING, FLYING DRIFTWOOD


6495 HALBLEIB 11-28
REDHEAD – M FLYING, LEFT, BANKING, DRIFTWOOD PROVIDED


6495 HALBLEIB 11-28
REDHEAD – F FLYING, LEFT, BANKING, BELOW DRAKE


2022 - FISH
ORDER #
NAME
DATE
dep
species
pose
other
skin
mnt
finish
6426 HARVOT 02-01 X PERCH FACE RT MILD UP SAME PNEL


6428 LEE 02-14 X STURGEON BEST SIDE, S, MILD DOWN DROP TUBE 2” MAX X

6429 KING 02-14 X STURGEON FACE RT, MILD UP
X

6430 OHMANN 02-14 X STURGEON FACE RT, STRT, S,
X

6431 WILZ 02-14 X STURGEON STRT – BEST, S
X

6432 WOODEYE’S 02-15 X WALLEYE DN, OUT, OM, OG, BEST SIDE DRIFTWOOD BY CLIENT


6434 GOMACH 02-16 X LM BASS POSE? DRIFTWOOD BY CLIENT


6434 GOMACH 02-16 X LM BASS POSE? DRIFTWOOD BY CLIENT


6434 GOMACH 02-16 X LM BASS POSE? DRIFTWOOD BY CLIENT


6436 GOLZ 02-16 X PERCH BEST SIDE, BEST POSE DRIFTWOOD W/ SNOW


6437 VANDERSCHEUREN, DOM 02-21 X STURGEON RT, STRT, S, STANDARD X

6439 BOND 02-21 X STURGEON RT, UP, S
X

6440 KOENIGS 02-23 X STURGEON -1 STRT, BEST SIDE
X

6440 KOENIGS 02-23 X STURGEON – 2 STRT, BEST SIDE
X

6448 O’CONNELL 05-02 X PERCH TBD TBD


6449 LAMPE 05-07 X WALLEYE LEFT, MILD DN, ROCK PANEL


6450 LANG 06-07 X GAR BEST SIDE, S, MILD DOWN DRIFTWOOD – SEE WO


6452 YANG 06-13 X WALLEYE BEST SIDE, MILD DOWN, OM ART. GILLS DRIFTWOOD


6453 NYGAARD 06-20 X CRAPPIE LEFT, UP, OUT, OM, OG DRIFTWOOD


6454 PROCKNOW 07-11 X BRN TROUT BEST SIDE, MILD UP & IN, OM, CG DRIFTWOOD


6455 STOBBE 08-13 X LM BASS LEFT, UP, OUT, OM, OG - DRIFTWOOD + BLUEGILL


6508 GARVENS 12-01 X PERCH LEFT, DN & IN HANGER ONLY


2022 - GAMEHEADS
ORDER #
NAME
DATE
dep
species
pose
other
skin
mnt
finish
6435 CHANEY 02-16 X WT DEER #3, UP, OFF, NQ 90, LT
X

6438 McMILLIAN 02-21 X WT DEER SM-SNK, #8500, RT
X

6444 LAMPE 04-05 X COYOTE WALL PEDESTAL, HOWLING
X

6460 CHRISTMAN 09-29 X WT DEER SM-SNK, #8500, RT
X

6462 RELIEN 10-02 X ANTELOPE UP, SWEEP, L OR R, EARS BACK
X

6466 HARNITZ 10-12 X WT DEER UP, STRT, WC EYES
X

6469 FRONCZAK 11-02 X WT DEER #3, UP, OFF, NQ90. LEFT, BRN EYES
X

6470 BEAHM 11-03 X WT DEER SEMI-SNK, #8500, LT,
X

6480 BARTHELS 11-14 X WT DEER BEST POSE, RT,
X

6486 LANKAU 11-21 X WT DEER SEMI-SNK #8500, RT
X

6488 GAUGER 11-21
WT DEER POSE – TBD REPLACE CAPE X

6490 GORANSON 11-21 X WT DEER POSE – TBD
X

6492 ROEDER 11-25 X WT DEER #3, UP, OFF, NQ90, RT, WC EYES
X

6496 FRIEDRICH 11-29 X WT DEER #3, UP, OFF, NQ 90, LT
X

6500 PITSCH 11-29 X` WT DEER #3, UP, OFF, NQ90, RT, WC EYES
X

6501 FOLSKE 11-29 X WT DEER #3, UP, OFF, NQ90, RT, WC EYES
X

6507 ZEMAN 11-30 X WT DEER POSE – TBD
X

6509 MEYERS 12-01 X WT DEER #8500, SEMI-SNK, LT
X

6510 MOONEY 12-05 X WT DEER SEMI-SNK, BEST TURN, WC EYES
X

6514 GARVENS 12-10 X
WT DEER #3, UP, OFF, NQ90, LT, WC EYES
X

6516 KEMPF 12-13 X WT DEER #3, UP, OFF, NQ90, RT, WC EYES
X

2022 - MAMMALS
ORDER #
NAME
DATE
dep
species
pose
other
skin
mnt
finish
6425 STRAVELER 02-01 X BEAR ½ MOUNT CL MOUTH LIFT CHIN TBD

6457 NELSON 09-09 X RED FOX FULL MNT – “SOMETHING COOL” TABLE X

6461 WOODEYE’S 09-30
BEAR ½ MOUNT – TBD TBD X

6471 KORTBEIN 11-05 X BEAR ½ MOUNT , LEFT DRIFTWOOD X

6515 GARVENS 12-10
BOBCAT WALKING, W/ SQUIRREL IN MOUTH ROCK W/ HABITAT X

6515 GARVENS 12-10
SQUIRREL PUT IN BOBCAT’S MOUTH



6493 PARREY 11-28 X COYOTE TAN ONLY, TUBE SKIN
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





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 sold
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