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    For taxidermy, is there an actual association or organization we can go to and ask about the qualifications/results/experience of the taxidermist we're considering? It's easy for someone to say call Joe Blow about his mount and he turns out to be his drunk brother-in-law who'll say anything for a six pack. These mounts we are entrusting to them are too important to hand over to anyone.

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    Jim, You could ask Dan Snowbarger. He is at www.ddstaxidermy.com. Right now he is at the deer show in DeMoines showing off his work. There is a 31 pt 242 inch buck he mounted.

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      Oh, and Dan is a retired minister. Won't even drink wine when he takes communion in church. We met in a Barber Shop 3 years ago.

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        I always wondered the same thing. I always just asked around and looked a examples of there work. One time I had a guy who said he would do a european mout for me and it was a disaster. First time I called to check he told me it was in his back yard and he was waiting for crittes to cleam it up for him. I told him to flesh it out himself. Then when he was boiling the skull he burnt the tip on one of my tines. I took the skull off of him, bought the kit from Cabela's and did it myself. I was able to fix the tine with some fine emory cloth.

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        • #5
          Check out the National Taxidermists association. My local guy has their sticker in his window.

          http://www.nationaltaxidermists.com/

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          • #6
            Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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