Taxidermist recommendation in NKY?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by EdLongshanks, Nov 29, 2021.

  1. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Can anyone recommend a good taxidermist that will not break the bank in northern Kentucky? Our normal guys are beyond capacity this year. I’m not looking for world class Haves type of work, but someone who can do a good shoulder mount for an affordable price.

    Thanks, Ed
     
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  2. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    I know it is hard to find "World Class" taxidermy work like Haves. Haves raised the bar just too high.
     
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  3. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Do you normally use Ainsworth?
     

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  4. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    I used mark daniels several years back. I will give him a call.
     
  5. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Gotta ask Ed ....... Have you killed this buck yet, or just planning ahead...........I wouldn't even ask but after reading EzelKy's post this one has me laughing to myself !!
     
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  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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  7. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Post pic and survey. Let forum members vote, Haves or Haves not.
     
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  8. Mt Pokt

    Mt Pokt 8 pointer

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    I used Mark Daniels for my spring turkey, and will definitely give him more work.

    The last deer I had done was by Noem's in Boone Co. Very happy with his work as well.
     
  9. Tankt

    Tankt 12 pointer

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    How much does a shoulder mount run nowadays? Guessing $600+?
     
  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    $400-$600. A euro costs you a 30 pack of bud light. lol.
     
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  11. Little FR

    Little FR 10 pointer

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    BudLight? Rich people, SMH. You need a new Euro-Dermist. I got mine for a 6 pack of Keystone and a sandwich bag of deer jerky.
     
  12. Tankt

    Tankt 12 pointer

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    Sold!
     
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  13. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    If I ever get a bobcat done I will act upset when I pick it up and show him some of haves work for reference.
     
  14. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    I’m no expert….but I’m pretty sure he is dead. I’ll put some grass in the plastic bag his head and cape are in in the back of my truck just in case he’s still hanging on. That way he will have a little snack.
     
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  15. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    But it's a hunting forum. Pics or it didn't happen, sir.
     
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