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Old 01-13-2010, 04:29 AM
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Does anyone know the cost of having a large beaver mounted?

Okay I know I am setting myself up with this one with words like beaver and mounted. However, jokes aside can anyone give me a ballpark estimate?
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There is a member on here (cranford taxidermy) you can find him on here and PM him
http://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-...hanks-you.html
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Around here probably about $350.
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"Nice beaver" "Thanks, I just had it stuffed"
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Let the jokes fly

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$400 or so around here
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Now 240 LTS, that there is just plumb funny!
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Darn, I was hoping for more jokes about this.
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$400 or so around here
That's some expensive beaver.


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Originally Posted by KJS View Post
Does anyone know the cost of having a large beaver mounted?
There are several things that go into that sort of work, all which affect the price.

For instance, is this your beaver, or a friends?

How big is the beaver? This matters because it may take several men to mount it successfully, usually from multiple directions as well (that way they can get a good angle on the beaver, in case it gets slippery during the mounting).

Is the beaver stinky? If it is, then there is extra time and effort involved in getting it cleaned, trimmed, and buffed. This work can involve powered tools also.

How old is the beaver? Another important point, because if it is too old, then it may not hold up well to the mounting process, esepcially if several men are involved. If it is too young, then it is very likely illegal, and that can lead to some serious trouble for the ones doing the mounting.

Finally, who will ultimatley end up with the beaver? Some people simply don't want a beaver that has been mounted.

Gald I could help, and see, no jokes.


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Its a good thing you have asked this question over the internet. Sometimes it can be aquaward talking to complete strangers in your community about mounting a beaver. There is no doubt that you will get a wide range of answers. Not everyone mounts a beaver the same way. There are varying techniques. Some methods cost more than others depending on time and difficulty. It usually depends on where you were hunting when you found the beaver too. If you found the beaver in town at an expensive hunting spot it will probably cost you a lot more than if the beaver was found in a trailer park outside of town.
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Don't forget is it a hot or cold, wet or dry, on the run or backed into a corner a free spirit or kinda prudish?

See after you consider how beavers can differ, then you have consider the "mounters".
Looking to mount it for the long haul on a quick mount then disregard it?
Is it the type of beaver you would be proud to show off to your friends and share it or would you just keep it to yourself?
Will you better half mind if you have this beaver in your house or will you have to keep it in the man cave?
Etc, etc, etc....
Don't even get us started on Beaver Tail.....

So much to consider when it comes to mounting a beaver....
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Or just tan the hide yourself, a whole lot cheaper that way. These are home tanned (other than the deer) using borax, a brass brush and linseed oil. Most are 10 yrs old and not shedding even a little.

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Guys thanks for the advice. 300-500 dollars is doable for this beaver. To be honest I thought I would get the idiots posting that would say you shouldn't mount it you should only eat it. To be honest I was thinking about eating it before I mounted it. I do have experience mounting a few foxes, and a few pigs too. Foxes mount up real nice, where the pigs are a bit sloppy and I was really embarrassed about those. My favorite mount is the tuna but I always taste it first. Anyway, back to eating it. My plan on the beaver is to first shave it because bald beaver is the best. Then I will eat the bald beaver. After that, I will start to mount it. Big Al, I think the beaver should only be mounted by one guy not others and the real young beavers are definitely off limits. Of course mounting several beavers at one time has always been a dream of mine.

Since I admitted to mounting a pig, has anyone ever mounted a rhino or an elephant?

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This link should give you some idea what it costs to mount a large beaver.
http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/ads/1548858680.html
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Originally Posted by pyettaw View Post
This link should give you some idea what it costs to mount a large beaver.
http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/ads/1548858680.html
Thanks, it seems a little expensive for the size. However, it looks like they give you two large melons with that mount. That could be very enticing.
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Give us an idea of "large" beaver, do you mean like rosie o'donnel size?
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Since I admitted to mounting a pig, has anyone ever mounted a rhino or an elephant?
A few times, back in college........

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Various mounting positions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sex_positions

But seriously I have personally mounted several beavers through the years totally free of charge. Others may do the same. In many states it is illegal to pay to mount a beaver. Mounting strange beavers outside of the home can be very very expensive in the long run.
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