Who is your preferred taxidermist?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by tedthorn, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. The Artistry of Wildlife

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    Well Ted its done and how do you want it shipped? We can get you the final invoice and shipping costs if you choose to deliver to a commercial address its cheaper, You choice. Sorry pics have not been sent I'll dog them up
    Thank you, Now we have to get all the previous African safari done as I pushed this ahead of them, they kinda been on hold. let me know shipping adderss on a PM will send the quote and cost Thank you again
    Dennis
     

  2. The Artistry of Wildlife

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    Ted Thorn, You got Full poses on ALL those african pieces and more deposit on the african things? You wanted those AFRICA pieces done over a few years "YEARS" and not all once for some Big Invioce . I worked with you on deposits when you were charged outrageous dip pack and ship into country fees, I only took from as deposit the COST of the tanning of the skins. nothing more and you wanted a couple pieces a year, I'm behind yes then you use the elk in front of of the safari and want HUGE repairs on points. No problem we do it, and then start comments, You have me on Facebook. This week my studio is re organizing the complete flow of work to help in this matter. Your elk is done and their are 2 sides to every story, a back story, I helped you out and worked with you when you blew up about your african shipping costs. Even drove your KUDU to you Free of charge 500 miles. Have a great new years, Message me about the address. crating now for juts costs as i do everyone , sometimes I crate for free.
     
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  3. TheWhitetailNut

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    I've used American Natural Resources in Griffith, In. for 8 of my 9 Whitetails. I must admit I was concerned about having African work done by them because I'd never seen their work. All of the Africa stuff in their shop was done elsewhere and for sale or in for repair.

    After picking up all my animals this weekend I don't think I would go anywhere else ever. My capes were butchered all to hell by the skinners and it looked like the dogs were allowed to chew my zebra. The ears on the Oryx in my avatar were cut clean off. You really have to look at the Kudu to see where the slashes were stitched. I know there is finer work in the world, but I've never seen it in person.
     
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  4. tedthorn

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    Dennis......would you like to continue this here or via PM?

    Your choice
     

  5. Bhfs300

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    Ted I remembered the one or two a year part of this from the past. Went back and looked for it but couldn’t find it.
    This last comment seems like you just want to bitch in public.
     

  6. tedthorn

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    Not at all
    I tend to talk details person to person but if the details need aired here.....I can do that

    I have every PM from two forums, every text, every email (sent, responded to and un-responded to) and every cashed check. I literaly have a folder on this but see no reason to lay it out here.
     

  7. The Artistry of Wildlife

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    Well then PM me here , I just looked here now since your last you haven't about that shipping address. Commercial business location to ship to will save you money, If you want to ship elsewhere from your home address , that will be voice HUGE CRATE no little elk Thank you
    Have a Happy New year.
     

  8. tedthorn

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    Now.......

    Back on topic. Has anyone here used Jerry Huffaker?

    I here great things of him.
     

  9. The Artistry of Wildlife

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    Jerry 's in Abeline Tx, sure they have , great taxidermist and friend.
     
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  10. tedthorn

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    I know his location.....Ive talked to him on the phone recently and a friend of mine has his world class bighorn there now. He just recieved his giant NV bull elk from him in October and he is dropping off two B&C Pronghorns with him soon.
     

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  13. MarkB

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    Not in US but same as you "buck wild. I was taught long ago when best buddy who is a taxidermist realised I has the sickness, now many many mounts later I fully enjoy doing my own animals. Not at the level of other posters on here but most defiantly presentable. Another big problem is now buddies are saying hey can you mount mine?? Do not want to feel taxidermy is a business, for the same reason/issues spoken to on this site. I do glean tons of ideas, awesome pics, info to research and visuals from this site.

    MB
     
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  14. tedthorn

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    Hey Dennis

    How about some elk pictures.

    Everyone here loves good pictires....right guys?
     
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    Pics would be awesome (especially since I couldn’t close the deal on an elk this year!)!
     

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    Guys
    Thank you for the input
    I have contacted all of the above mentioned studios and have made arrangements to drop off my capes and horns when our road trip to Michigan is determined.
     

  17. tedthorn

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    Update

    Dennis Harris sent me a PM here and a FaceBook Messenger PM today.
    Final arrangements are being put in place for my wife and I to drive up to his studio to pay off our debt and remove our items and then go home.
     
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  18. The Artistry of Wildlife

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    Yep, set up for pick up
    I Can't please everyone tho I try, No one is perfect but strive for it.
    If any clients have any issues they would like to discuss
    Call the studio, it is cell phone and studio phone or Email cremudgeon34@yahoo.com
    And will tell talk to you privately and address your concerns as this more that is here.
    Thank you
    Dennis
     
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  19. CAustin

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    I have been to Jim’s studio and his trophy room next door. And he does return calls. He does really nice work. He too pretty much works by himself.
     
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    Used Conroe Taxidermy for my first two safaris and was well pleased with their work. Dennis did my third and when you compare the two Dennis’s finish work is superior. Dennis has my forth at the tannery and I don’t mind the wait.......I have a lifetime to stare at the end results.
     
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