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    taxidermy etiquette?

    Just wondering what the proper etiquette is for tipping your taxidermist

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    I've never have heard of that and haven't ever done it myself.

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    Expecting to get an elk from 2012 any day now and this is my first taxidermy experience so thanks for the comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Helwig View Post
    Expecting to get an elk from 2012 any day now and this is my first taxidermy experience so thanks for the comment
    Yeppers. Most taxidermists I've worked with are both the taxidermist as well as the shop owner, so it has never crossed my mind to tip them. There may be other opinions out there.

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    I never have heard of or tipped a taxy either. Though I suppose you could tip if you wanted to get your next mount back more quickly. With the raise in price of mounts over the past 10 years there is no need to tip in my mind.

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    any taxy's on here wanna throw in a say?

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    yeah they include all profits into costs. i have a lawn care business and have traded labor for work and in that situation i tipped my taxy $200, he got it done very fast and it was quality. my cape wasnt in the best of shape and he took it on his own to get a new one for me at no cost. so i threw in a little extra.

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    I used to have a taxidermy business when I lived in SD. Never expected a tip. I will tell you though that costs of all taxidermy supplies and tanning have skyrocketed. Even at the price most taxidermists charge today, I would bet that most of you get paid more per hour at your jobs. Also figure in overhead costs like shop heat and electricity. Personally, I would have been more apt to get a mount done quicker if the guy would offer up a good place to hunt.

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    I've never tipped my taxidermist.

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    I'm very good friends with my taxi and he has never mentioned being tipped by anyone and I also have never tipped him or others taxi's I've used in the passed.
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