(x) Open Mouth Artificial teeth are used on all mounts except Javelina and Wild Boar.
Note There will be extra charges ($35 per hour) for repairing unnecessary cuts, sewing up large holes, etc. in damaged capes and skins.
Repairing broken skulls or mounting shed antlers: Deer $40.00 and up ................ Elk $65 and up Detachable Antlers / Elk $175.00 for each side Repairing Broken Horns and Antlers $35.00 and up Staining Antlers $45.00 to $125.00 Half-Mounts 70% of listed lifesize prices Pedestal Mounts Add 30% to listed shoulder-mounted prices Wood Bases are additional and quoted separately
All repairs $65 per hour Crating Charges Elk$235- Deer/Antelope $95 - Elk Antlers $100 Shipping & Crating Small Deer/Antelope $125
How to skin your trophies
NEVER CUT THE THROAT!
There are three basic cuts needed to cape out any animal. They are...
First Cut At the back of the skull, where it joins the neck, push your knife through the skin, cutting the skin out. Proceed down the center of the back of the neck, down the center of the back to about the 4th or 5th rib.
Second Cut Once again, cutting from the skin out, cut completely around the animal.
Third Cut Again, cutting from the skin out, take the front legs and cut around the leg just above the knee joint. Proceed to skin up the back side of the leg, along the rib cage, to your second cut. Do both legs in this manner.
Then proceed to gently pull the skin forward, using your knife only when needed to free the hide from the meat. If the animal is fresh, the hide will easily pull away with little knife work involved. Once the entire cape is pulled forward to the start of the first cut, take a bone saw and cut through the neck bone and detach the skull from the rest of the body.
We recommend that you refrigerate/freeze the head/cape, then bring it to The Flagg Group to finish skinning out the head.
The best way to preserve a cape/skin is by removing all the flesh and freezing or salting. In salting, use plenty of fine table salt - not rock salt. It’s best to salt heavily, let stand overnight, spread out, then resalt. Do not place skins in plastic bags because of heat retention and lack of ventilation.
Skinning for Rugs Start the incision 2 inches from the tip of the chin and cut down the throat and breast to end of tail, and from inside of feet down inside of legs to center of cut. Leaves claws on skin. Clean skins of all flesh and fat, salt heavily, roll up and let lay for a few hours. Stretch out well and dry in the shade, as the sun will burn them.
Skinning for Lifesize Mounting Cut the skin open by a clean straight cut in the middle-line of the under surface of the body. Split
the legs open so the cut wil be out of sight as much as possible when the animal is mounted.
Leave scalps and hooves/paws attached to the hide. Take measurements of the body. Clean hide of all flesh, and salt heavily. For skinning the head and care of the hide, see instructions above. Don’t skin animals like squirrels, mink, etc. Please freeze whole!
Birds & Fish Place in plastic bag and freeze as soon as possible. Do not gut or field-dress!
Shipping Your Trophies When shipping your trophies, make sure they are properly preserved and packaged, and that the shipment is made prepaid. Freeze the specimen in dry ice and mark the package RUSH - PERISHABLE. Put our telephone number (214-350-2551) on both the package and waybill so we will be notified immediately upon its arrival.
Ship by bus or air freight. Be sure to time your shipment to arrive during our working hours of 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays, not weekends. Be sure to enclose your complete name, address, telephone number and specific instructions in order to avoid or minimize errors, mix-ups or delays.
Glass cases, habitat, custom panels
available at an extra charge
Brass Plates $3.75 per plate, .40 per letter Sailfish and Marlin Bills (Hanger and Brass Cap): $200.00
Terms & Conditions
All prices net, cash F.O.B. Dallas, Texas.
* A 50% deposit is required before beginning any taxidermy work or tanning.
* Upon completion of your order, we will send you an invoice for the balance due.
* All taxidermy and wild game processing must be paid in full before delivery.
* Advance charges that have been paid by The Flagg Group (such as shipping,
customs, and US Fish & Wildlife Service clearance) are due within ten (10) days from the date of billing.
* Terms are Net 30 Days.
* 1% finance charge per month (Annual Percentage Rate: 18%) after 30 days on all past due amounts.
* Merchandise subject to storage charges after 30 days; subject to sale for charges after 60 days.
* There is a $25 charge on all returned checks.
* All tanning at customerís risk.
* Prices subject to change without notice.
Please comply with all game laws and federal regulations.