well as a few have probalby read from me before I myself have never ever had a deer mounted before and dont care to, not that i wouldnt mind having one or two around but for the money i would just rather put it in equipment or something I can use its not like I have much money in the first place but to spend 3 to 5 hundred bucks to just hang on the wall isnt me anyways. well as some of you know my son just got his first deer and it was a buck, not the biggest but a nice first for sure (my first was a yearling so i guess hes kinda got one on ol dad, but I guess I dont have to let him know that right now or I'll never here the end of it) but anyways he started fussing about wanting to get it mounted and i was like well whats wrong with just the rack mount like i have and i had him sold on the idea then the grandparents came in. yep they get the spoiling rights on this one because they siad it was his fisrt and we had his first turkey fan n beard in a plaque on the wall it was christmas soon and only right so they offered to half it. well never mounting one and hearing cost i was still a little nervous about what i was getting into. well I went to a highly recomended shop with great feedback from the locals around here. well its a flat rate of 275.oo for the sholder mount, 25.oo for the plaque, 10.oo for the ingraved name plate. with a total of $310.oo flat and estamated 6 weeks return wich puts it back just a few days before christmas. so we will see. O and I had them do a straight on look because the rack is different on each side, and one turn or the other determains a room so i figured a straight look he could set it any where. so this is one luck little feller this year on his hunting game. both first and both going to be on the wall for him to remimber for a life time.