I just called my local taxidermist and he told me that if I had him do the mount, to take 3 measurments, #1 corner of eye to tip of nose, #2 tip of nose to base of tail, #3 girth at its widest point and to take these measurments prior to skinning.
He said he would make arrangements to meet me after our flight to pick up the frozen hide. He does some work for Buckmasters and has won several awards, so I feel it is in good hands having him to the work. Plus I will save $500 - $700 in shipping fees from canada. The taxidermist says he knows guys who have been waiting for 3 years to get their mount back from canada.
THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT....MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST TAKE ME WITH YOU
Will you fit in a carry on bag?