A Fully Licensed and Insured Business

Terms and Agreement

  • Customer or authorized designee certifies that all specimens were legally taken under the appropriate laws for the area in which taken.
  • A minimum deposit of 50% is required to begin working on mount. 75% down on migratory birds. We accept cash and check. Deposits are non-refundable and considered handling, shop, prep and storage fees.
  • Any animal in our possession without a deposit after 60 days becomes the property of Shilling Taxidermy and may be sold, mounted or disposed of without notification or compensation to the customer.
  • Shilling Taxidermy has no control over the specimen before it arrives, nor the many factors, which have a very definite effect on the final result of dressing prior to it being received by us. These include but not limited to: primness, general condition of the specimen, cuts/abrasions, skin conditions which cause hide to be untannable or show defects in final mount, climate conditions, bacterial or insect infestation, decomposition, chemical reactions, and most importantly, the lack of knowledge and facilities in the field by the sportsman. Shilling Taxidermy cannot guarantee the results of any mounted specimen. In the event such conditions are discovered, Shilling Taxidermy will contact the client and discuss any applicable options.
  • The customer also understands if specimen arrives in a frozen state, no judgments will be made as to its condition until specimen is thawed and inspected by taxidermist.
  • Crating, shipping, repair, form modification to fit short capes and the replacement of skins/capes are extra. Should you choose to upgrade or/and make any changes to your order including custom bases, detailed design, alterations, open mouth, pedestal mounts, leather backings, custom habitats, etc, additional charges may apply. Please know these fees will be discussed and agreed upon prior to mounting.
  • All tanning is done at owner’s risk. We are not responsible for loss or damage in tanning or transit.
  • Shilling Taxidermy, it’s owners and employees shall not be held responsible for damage to or loss of any mount for any reason past, present or future, including but in no way limited to loss resulting from insect/animal destruction, fire, theft or vandalism, act of God, power failure, freezer failure.
  • We reserve the right to make reasonable changes and/or substitution in order to complete your mount. If this results in additional charges, we will notify you prior to making any changes and any fees will be discussed and agreed upon.
  • Rush orders will be accepted. 2 weeks triple cost, 4 weeks double cost, 90 days add $200, before next season standard charge.
  • You will be notified 2 weeks prior to the estimated completion of your mount.
  • Upon completion, you will be again notified. The full balance is due and mount must be picked up within 30 days. NO MOUNT LEAVES UNTIL PAID IN FULL and payment has cleared.  Returned check fee is $50.
  • If balance is not paid after 30 days, you will be charged $10/week, per mount, storage unless prior arrangements have been made.
  • After 60 days of notification of completion of your mount, your mount becomes sole property of Shilling Taxidermy and can be sold, mounted or disposed of without any notification to the customer.
  • You will be responsible for charges for any services rendered if you pick up your mount before it is completed.
  • Please note that you have not been promised a completion date. Any completion date you may have been given is approximate. We attempt to complete all mounts within one year, with most being completed in less than six months.
  • No cash refunds for any reason.
  • No modification or amendment can be made to this agreement without written approval of both parties.
  • Customer agrees it is their responsibility to inform Shilling Taxidermy of any changes regarding contact information. Shilling Taxidermy must confirm the changes. If customer cannot be contacted regarding their project, the client understands it is their responsibility to arrange for payment and pickup.

GUARANTEE: It is our goal to make every client who enters our doors a satisfied customer. However, there may be something that a client may wish changed or fixed. Please know we are happy to take care of minor issues at no charge within sixty days from the time of delivery. After 60 days, a minimum repair fee of $200 will become applicable. If the mount/s was/were completed per the client’s instructions on his/her job order, a tear down fee and remounting fee will apply should the client change his/her desires for that particular mount. Note: We do not remount any mount after six months due to the possibility of permanent damage to the hide/skin.