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Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby 870Duckman84 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:19 am

Hey guys need a little help. Im looking to have someone mount a couple of bufflehead I shot this december, Im a merchant marine and I shipped out before I had to time find someone to take them to. Was wondering if any of you out there knew of someone who did a real nice job with ducks. Thanks.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby papageno » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:45 am

Wild Wings…. great work - fair price.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby decoycarver » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:34 pm

3 friends of mine-Paul Reynolds wild wings in Dayton,--Tom Berube-the Bird Guy in Poland and Keith Dirigo -White tail Taxidermy--in Richmond--all do great work.. :thumbsup:
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby case » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:32 pm

wild wings is the only place I would take any birds.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby papageno » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:27 pm

If you go to Wild Wings, tell him I put in a good word…. I had to retract my first Maine blackjack from him as my wife won't let it through the front door. :fingerhead:
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby maineducker » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:00 am

I've had all my birds mounted by Birdman Studios in CO. Stunning work.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby JCraig12 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:15 am

I've had all my birds mounted by Birdman Studios in CO. Stunning work.

He does awesome work, I shot a wigeon a few weeks back and was thinking about sending it out, how bad is shipping once it's all done?
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby Cajun1085 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:29 am

Shipping would all depend on how big your base is. I just sent 2 birds to him. Turn around right now is 9months to a year unless you pay for the 3 month option.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby maineducker » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:03 pm

I think the eider I had done cost around $60 to ship back. He packs them REALLY well. You won't be disappointed if you send a bird to him. Here's the eider he did for me.

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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby R-Factor » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:07 pm

That mount impresses me every time I see that picture...dang that's a nice job. Some of the mounts coming out of Birdman's Studio really make my jaw drop...incredible talent there. :eek:
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby Fowler » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:23 pm

Who ever you use just make sure to explain the background you want. Nothing ruins a mount more than seeing the bird in an unnatural setting. They may know how to make the bird look life like but not have a clue on surroundings. I see more excellent sea duck mounts in the wrong type of setting than I can count every year.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby JCraig12 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:28 pm

That eider is pretty awesome, honestly think the shipping cost is worth it. Haven't seen any better mounts than his.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby maineducker » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:52 am

He did a snow goose for me as well that's awesome. I figure if I'm going to get a bird mounted, I'd rather spend the extra money on shipping and have it done right.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby 870Duckman84 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:09 am

Thanks for the input guys! All really helpful, I get back home to maine in a week and will definitely be making some phone calls.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby deertoducks » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:31 pm

If you're gonna spend money on mounting birds spend the little extra and send them to bird man studio'sdon't waste your money. You'd be was wasting your money any other way.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby flylineguide » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:18 am

Best in State for birds is Art Fayta in Pownal thou he isn't at world competition level. No one else in Maine comes even close to his skill. Tough to put up with his attitude but if you want in State work there is no question. Birdman in CO is awesome thou he has a big staff and he may not be the one doing the work, Flyway Taxi in MN is awesome and has no staff. Jerry does it all which is what you want but he is super slow 18 months is common. Jerry is the best hands down for sea ducks. Brad Laaker in Ill is awesome and his puddle duck work is arguably the best, Wild about Fowl in AL awesome as well but I personnally do not have one of theirs . Those four are all competitive at a world level.
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Re: Looking for a good Taxidermist.

Postby Thornehead » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Wild Wings Taxidermy in Dayton Maine! Paul does great work with waterfowl and his turnaround time and customer service is superb!
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