I finally got my lion back from my friend and taxidermist, Randy Gilmore, from St. Louis, Missouri. I do my own shoulder mounts after taking a class over a decade ago, but I will not touch cats. I have seen too many taxidermist who do really nice ungulates produce lion, cougar, bobcat, caracals, etc., that look like Helen Keller did them. I got a last minute deal on the hunt and killed him 3 days pre-ban on Jan '16. The hunt cost was way less than a full body mount so I did not want to go crazy on the taxidermy. I had him do a pedistal instead. I am happy with it. I haven't found exactly what pedastal to buy and mount him on quite yet, but will try to get the finished product pics on here when I can. He also had the same hairdo as my son!