I have had a couple done over the last couple of seasons, and for you guys in North east ohio area, i went to a guy named bob Julio
..got them back in 4 months and they look great..
he says there is no need to take a real long time, it takes about a month or so to get your hide back from the tannery..and then the process of doing the mount takes a couple weeks..but only about 12-15 working hours to make it right..
the best part of Bobs work is he asks you for a picture of the deer..a close up prefered..so he can make it look like it did when it was alive...
these were both done in 2007, and the antler mount was from this past season...a basket 9/10