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NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Ryan Hill » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:00 am

Just curious as to who the most reputable taxi's are in northwest Oregon? I'm looking at a couple but would like to stay away from shipping a bird this time around if possible, and being that I've not been in the area too long, I don't know of any guys up here that do great work. I'm not looking for a cheap, quick mount and I'm in no rush to get the bird back. I'm pretty picky about my taxidermy so if anyone has any good recommendations I'd appreciate it! :thumbsup: Thanks guys.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Ryan Hill » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:54 am

And unfortunately I'm not impressed with Northwest Wings at all, so that one is definitely out.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Webfootslayer » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:05 am

Avain preservation by thomas andreatta.look him up on facebook.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Ryan Hill » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:39 pm

Sweet thanks Alex, I'll check him out.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Tealer » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:50 pm

I don't know a taxi in NW I would recommend.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Tealer » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:51 pm

If you get a chance swing by the decoy barn in st Hellen's and check those mounts.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby goosegunner12 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:59 pm

If your not impressed with NWW, then you better take Tealers advise and track down that taxi. He is top notch.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Ryan Hill » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:18 am

I've decided I'm just gonna ship the bird and send it to Shane Smith with Artistic Compositions in Alabama. Thanks for the recommendations though guys.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Utter chaos » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:17 am

Fowl play taxidermy in california does nice work look him up on face book.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Ryan Hill » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:51 am

He was actually one of my choices, I'm opting elsewhere for this bird in particular but might use him in the future!
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby juwehoyt » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:23 pm

Uplander taxidermy in Pendleton I've got 4 birds there now he does great work.http://www.uplandersbirdtaxidermy.com/
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Tealer » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:36 pm

juwehoyt wrote:Uplander taxidermy in Pendleton I've got 4 birds there now he does great work.http://www.uplandersbirdtaxidermy.com/

At least he has his prices right.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby duckstoppa » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:24 pm

Maybe it's just my lack of caring or that I have the artistic talent of a preschooler, but I think all birds that I have seen mounted look great. Except really old ones. What is everyone looking for in mount?
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Tealer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:20 am

A bird that looks alive, like it did when you shot it. Good habitat where needed.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby tealdog » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:35 pm

juwehoyt wrote:Uplander taxidermy in Pendleton I've got 4 birds there now he does great work.http://www.uplandersbirdtaxidermy.com/

If the guy doesn't like NW wings there's no way in hell he'd like Uplanders. Just sayin'
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Ryan Hill » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:03 pm

Being anatomically correct is the biggest thing. Little things like making sure bills are painted the right color, etc. have a lot to do with my decision personally as well. Far too often I see higher priced mounts incorrectly painted. Mallard bills being bright yellow, speck bills being orange as a pumpkin. "Stiff" looking poses are another thing I look out for. Anyway, I appreciate the help from everyone though! The bird is getting sent to Shane Smith in Alabama tomorrow. :thumbsup:
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Webfootslayer » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:00 pm

So what kind of bird are you getting done? Ive got Thomas busy this year doing mounts for my trophy room and show booths.My feeling on any mount is if it needs habitat its covering flaws only exceptions is when having diving and water mounts the water makes the mounts then.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Ryan Hill » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Alex I agree, some mounts really benefit from a great habitat but I don't want anything to take away from the bird itself if it doesn't need to be. I've been after a Euro for quite a while since I first found one in NV and couldn't kill him. Finally got the chance at another one out of a bunch of Americans that came in.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby washingtonmuley » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:03 pm

Beautiful bird!!!!!!!!!
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby h2ofowlr » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:59 pm

Definitely a nice looking bird.
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Re: NW Oregon Taxidermist

Postby Ryan Hill » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:15 am

Thanks!
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