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Old 03-04-2021, 11:41 AM   #1
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Why is it always the bobcats people say they wait so long for ? Do they just take longer to do? I know they are not easy and requires very detailed work,But I never hear of any other animal taking 3-5 years to get back.

Just a random thought I had.
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Old 03-04-2021, 12:01 PM   #2
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My thoughts are the really good taxis are busy with lots of cats. Not every taxi is a good at cats.
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:00 PM   #3
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They usually have to kill them 7 or 8 more times depending on the cat. Itís time consuming!!


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Old 03-04-2021, 02:08 PM   #4
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I’f you’re referring to the recent thread on here about Mark Couture, he’s got a long wait on all his animals. There’s several threads about it. There’s nothing special about a bobcat that takes 3 years to mount. That looong wait is because the taxidermist took in too many animals
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:11 PM   #5
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:12 PM   #6
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:35 PM   #7
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=607403

And AC knows all about a good bobcat thread! ^^^ I had tp bring up this classic!
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:26 PM   #8
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Thanks I think.


I wish I would have waited 3 years to have Mark Couture do mine.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:44 PM   #9
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It’s because ...:.. well ...............it’s hard to make a cat look good
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:13 PM   #10
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Iíf youíre referring to the recent thread on here about Mark Couture, heís got a long wait on all his animals. Thereís several threads about it. Thereís nothing special about a bobcat that takes 3 years to mount. That looong wait is because the taxidermist took in too many animals
Not just that one! But over the years there are differing estimates that popped up. I was wondering if they take longer than a traditional shoulder mount, so they skip them and get more quantity out. No doubt if someone was great at cats and all they did was cats he/she would stay busy.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:17 PM   #11
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No excuse for a 3 year wait. And Mark is NOT anywhere near the best nor is he worth it.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:34 PM   #12
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No reason that they should take longer than a deer. A shop should work on pieces as they come in.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:41 PM   #13
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I guess it just depends on how busy they are. It takes a year or more for me to get my birds back.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:00 PM   #14
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No excuse for a 3 year wait. And Mark is NOT anywhere near the best nor is he worth it.
Would you wait 3 years for clay Wagner to mount another for you? Yours is one of the best Iíve seen. We have all seen Some terrible work on here (mine was one of them). it just got me thinking.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:35 AM   #15
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Most taxidermist that I know will do shoulder mounts on deer before they start working on predators and such. Because the deer mounts they can finish faster. But it shouldn't take that long for them to finish a full body mount. I'd say they're taking on too much work if it does.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:41 AM   #16
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Nothing about a cat that makes it take longer other than the increased few hours longer it takes than say a deer mount. For most taxi's they are a PIA, so they tend to get put off bc they are dreading doing them until they finally get more tired of the customer calling about it. And that there is the truth fellas
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:57 AM   #17
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Nothing about a cat that makes it take longer other than the increased few hours longer it takes than say a deer mount. For most taxi's they are a PIA, so they tend to get put off bc they are dreading doing them until they finally get more tired of the customer calling about it. And that there is the truth fellas
Yup. I'd agree with this.
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Old 03-05-2021, 02:30 PM   #18
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they usually have to kill them 7 or 8 more times depending on the cat. Itís time consuming!!


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Old 03-05-2021, 02:38 PM   #19
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Nothing about a cat that makes it take longer other than the increased few hours longer it takes than say a deer mount. For most taxi's they are a PIA, so they tend to get put off bc they are dreading doing them until they finally get more tired of the customer calling about it. And that there is the truth fellas
Yes a lot of truth there. Deer mounts are a taxiís bread and butter, there are a ton of them to do. They do them with there eyes closed. Just throwing a number out there, maybe a 75 deer to one bobcat. Most are not going to do cats when they can push deer our a lot faster and make more money. The guys that do cats know this and can charge more money lol
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Old 03-05-2021, 02:58 PM   #20
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I'll add another one

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Old 03-05-2021, 05:26 PM   #21
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Would you wait 3 years for clay Wagner to mount another for you? Yours is one of the best Iíve seen. We have all seen Some terrible work on here (mine was one of them). it just got me thinking.
Yes. I forget how long it took. I think 2 years? I went into it knowing he had long lead times. Mark isnít all that good and was shady. Yes I had issues with Clay. No excuse for any crazy times. Iím usually pretty dang patient too. Itís one thing to wait for the best. Totally different to wait that long and get a cat that looks like itís retarded.
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Old 03-05-2021, 05:34 PM   #22
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Iíf youíre referring to the recent thread on here about Mark Couture, heís got a long wait on all his animals. Thereís several threads about it. Thereís nothing special about a bobcat that takes 3 years to mount. That looong wait is because the taxidermist took in too many animals

Pay $400 to a family friend and see what you get!!

JK. I thought yours looked great!!
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:49 PM   #23
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Pay $400 to a family friend and see what you get!!

JK. I thought yours looked great!!
I did that and just threw it in the trash a couple weeks ago
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JK. I thought yours looked great!!


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