I know I know you get what you pay for,and ALWAYS ask to see some work and check references . . . . . . . . I met a guy that has actually been around for awhile now,seen his booth at multiple outdoor shows ,but I guess I never took the time to actually look over his work good. He didnt have any ducks in the shop when I dropped it off but he showed me some pics and then told me of an outdoor store that had one of his displays,and even gave me a list of references to call. I stopped by the store and it was ok work,not the best,but not the worst either. I called the references and they were all happy so I figured life was good. I get the call that my mount was done and ask him to send me a pic. WOW ! he then ask me what I thought and told him the neck looked a little long but I was assured that it was the angle of the pic. I go and pick it up and it was WORSE then the pic ! Body was huge,neck was LONG and skinny feet all crazy looking. I told him to keep it,and the down payment and after a heated discussion I left there paying only the down payment with a zombie looking half duck half goose looking ball of feathers. Do research LOOK AT RECENT mounts,but its probably better to stick with your normal taxidermy man.