Skulls & Cleaning

Mounts Unlimited Taxidermy carefully clean all specimens with the sole use of Dermestid Beetles. Museums and Universities have been using this method for nearly 100 years. Finally, each specimen is degreased and whiten using non-toxic earth friendly compounds in the process. This procedure is an essential step that will ensure an attractive and sanitary trophy display piece. Our skeletal cleaning is available to the public and private interest alike.

Wholesale skeletal cleaning and whitening prices are available to Taxidermist with a valid tax I.D. number.

In addition to cleaning your trophy, Mounts Unlimited Taxidermy provides custom skull mounting service. For the cost of the mount and labor, we will mount your trophy to a three piece walnut pedestal base. The rotation flexibility of the plaque allows your trophy to be displayed on the wall or as a pedestal.

Preparation Instructions:

  • All skulls must be accompanied with the appropriate game tag identification attached if required for that species.
  • The taxidermy tag or copy of your valid hunting license.
  • No need to remove the hide or any material from the head or skull.
  • I will properly prep the skull prior to placing it in with the beetles.
  • When shipping any skulls it is best they are frozen solid and placed in a heavy duty plastic bag and sealed to prevent any leakage while in transit.
  • Place the head / skull in the shipping box and properly surround the skull with packaging material like newspapers or bubble wrap. Make sure the skull is secure from moving around.
  • All packages must be clearly marked on the outside of each parcel “Taxidermy Items”. This is Federal Law.
  • California game it’s okay to leave the meat, eyes, tongue, and brains intact
  • Out of State game, deer and elk must have the brains removed prior to shipment. Prevention and spread of CWD, Chronic Wasting Disease is the responsibility of all sportsman.

Notice:

Return shipping charge is not included in the listed pricing. Shipping fee will be added to the total amount due when your specimen(s) are ready to be returned to you.

Velvet Antlers: Require special handling resulting in an additional cost.

  • Deer – $100.00
  • Elk – $200.00
  • Caribou – $200.00

PLEASE NOTE!

  • Appropriate documentation must accompany shipment in order for any work to begin.
  • Please call to arrange shipping of Migratory birds.
  • Human remains will only be accepted from legitimate educational facilities.

Contact us for details and assistance.

Skull European
North American Species” Horn / Antler Mount Cleaning / Whitening w/ 3 piece Pedestal
Alligator  $15  / inch
Antelope / Pronghorn $250  $200  $300.00
Badger  -  $60  $120.00
Beaver  -  $60  $120.00
Bear (Black, Brown, Grizzly)  -  $200  $300.00
Bobcat  -  $60  $120.00
Bison / Buffalo $260  $350  $435.00
Caribou $225  $250  $350.00
Cattle / Cow / Steer $260  $225  $325.00
Cattle (non-removable horns) $360  $250  $350.00
Coyote  -  $60  $160.00
Deer (Blacktail, Mule, Sitka, Whitetail) $200  $150  $250.00
Elk $350  $250  $375.00
Fox (Red, Grey)  -  $40  $120.00
Goat / Ram (domestic) $170  $200  $300.00
Hog  -  $200  $300.00
Horse  -  $300  $435.00
Javelina  -  $100  $200.00
Moose $260  $350  $450.00
Mountain Goat $170  $200  $300.00
Musk Ox $260  $380  $500.00
Opossum  -  $60  $120.00
Porcupine  -  $60  $120.00
Rabbit  -  $60  $120.00
Otter  -  $60  $120.00
Raccoon  -  $60  $120.00
Sheep (Bighorn, Dall, Desert, Stone) $260  $200  $300.00
Skunk  -  $60  $120.00
Squirrel  -  $60  $120.00
Wolf  -  $125  $200.00
Wolverine  -  $60  $140.00

Skull European
Safari & Exotics Horn / Antler Mount Cleaning / Whitening w/ 3 piece Pedestal
Aoudad $160
Axis Deer $150
Baboon  - $100
Bongo $195
Blackbuck $125
Blesbok $140
Bushbuck $125
Bush Pig  - $175
Cape Buffalo $210
Civet, Serval Cat  - $40
Crocodile  - $15   per inch
Dik Dik $65
Duiker $65
Eland $195
Elephant $695
Fallow Deer $150
Gazelle $175
Gemsbok / Oryx $225  -
Genet $40
Giraffe  - $400
Hartebeest $140
Hippopotamus  - $500
Hyena  - $150
Ibex
Impala $125
Jackal  - $45
Kudu (Lesser) $195
Kudu (Greater) $195
Leopard  - $150
Lion  - $150
Nilgai $140
Nyala $125
Oribi $150
Oryx $175
Red Duiker $150
Red Hartebeest $125
Red Stag $195
Reedbuck $125
Sable, Roan $195
Sheep, Mouflon, Spanish, Barbarossa $160
Sika Deer $195
Spanish Goat
Springbok $125
Steinbok $65
Suni $65
Tiger  - $195
Turtle / Tortoise shell  - $40 – 450
Warthog  - $175
Wildebeest $140
Zebra  - $225

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Mounts Unlimited

22142 Miller Ridge Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033-9410

408.354.4216

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