Anyone has taxidermy work done in South Africa?
johnnyblues posted this and i have moved it so he might get some feedback from the members.
Anyone has taxidermy work done in South Africa? If so may I have your opinion. It will be more cost effective to have the work done in SA when I compared my taxidermist here, not by much but at least I don't have to worry about the capes.
I had Nylstroom taxidermy do mine Not good.
I went on my first safari last October and I just got my trophy back. Paul the taxidermist (Nylstroom Taxidermy) did my kudu and there were several problems.
Originally Posted by dayton
He said he would measure them so I would know how I did. (didn't happen). I tried to get a picture of the shoulder mount from him but in this day of the internet he would not send pictures. When I sent an Email to the people I hunted with saying that I was concerned that a past costumer told me that he thought Paul used a wrong cape, and they forwarded it to Paul I got a picture the next day.
That is when I found out that he mounted it to the left instead of to the right. Since it was almost done and about a month after he said it would be done I didn't say anything.
Then I got a call from Paul when he was crating it and discovered it was wrong I told him that I would rather have it just sent wrong. He said ok and thought I sould get a partial refund since they messed up. That was nice.
When the case came and I opened it I found that the ears didn't look like any that I have ever seen before. All the ears that I have ever seen are concaved (the edges are higher than the middle. I sent him an email saying what I thought. No answer!
I would like to know what you all think about the ears on my kudu. I have attached three pictures of the right ear showing that the ear is flat as you look at it from the front. The one picture shows that from one edge to the other for about 7 inches the ruler is touching the ear. When i rotate the ruler around the ear it continues [to touch the ear all the way across. None of the kudu in my area have ears that look like this, they all have the ear indented in the middle. But all I get from him is this is what the ears should look like.