Richkn, I don't know about the best. I do know I was very happy with our mounts from Black Bear Taxidermy out of Kimberly. My two sons and I had them do 24 mounts for us. Most of them shoulder mounts. I have been hunting for over 50 years and have many mounts from the States. I got quotes from the two I use the most because of their quality work. Then we priced three from South Africa. It is not all about price but it is one of the many things that needs to be considered. While we were there Josef the owner of Black Bear Taxidermy invited us to come to his shop. We did and he gave us a great tour. We were very impressed with his work. He was very open to us customizing some of them to our taste. His wife Liz was great at the communication end of it. They said the mounts would be ready to ship in nine months and they were. The crates were well made and the mounts were very well wrapped and supported. There was no damage at all to any of the mounts. In the end the money we saved on the mounting difference paid for the crates to be shipped home. If and when I go again (which I hope is soon) I will use Black Bear again.