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Old 12-17-2017, 07:55 PM   #151
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:58 PM   #152
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:11 PM   #153
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:11 PM   #154
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he does amazing work with Deer,bobcats, Mt.Lions anything he mounts.

Your Cat looks GREAT Trophy!!
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:13 PM   #155
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You have a mount to be proud of!
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:14 PM   #156
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Turned out great!
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:18 PM   #157
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That looks great, and looks like you close to getting your cat.

I saw these updates and tried to reach out to him again. And he actually texted me back!! Fingers crossed that Iíll have my cat back in January.



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Looks awesome and worth the wait!
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:21 PM   #158
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Throughout history, great artists have often lacked business skills. For example, Van Gogh sold one painting (out of over 800 painted) during his lifetime.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:22 PM   #159
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Throughout history, great artists have often lacked business skills. For example, Van Gogh sold one painting (out of over 800 painted) during his lifetime.
Did he return phone calls and texts?
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:36 PM   #160
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So I had a good talk with Clay about the issues that have been brought up. It is not his full time job. He doesn't really get service in his shop. He has been swamped. We discussed a few of the specific issues a few folks have claimed and there is certainly 2 sides to every story. Now I'm not saying he is perfect with communication but he will tell you up front that he is slow. I got what I asked for to a T. And it looks amazing. I will be taking him another when I finally kill a real spotted cat or a mountain lion. I'm very very happy with my mount. It means a lot to me and turned out even better than imagined.
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Old 12-17-2017, 08:53 PM   #161
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So I had a good talk with Clay about the issues that have been brought up. It is not his full time job. He doesn't really get service in his shop. He has been swamped. We discussed a few of the specific issues a few folks have claimed and there is certainly 2 sides to every story. Now I'm not saying he is perfect with communication but he will tell you up front that he is slow. I got what I asked for to a T. And it looks amazing. I will be taking him another when I finally kill a real spotted cat or a mountain lion. I'm very very happy with my mount. It means a lot to me and turned out even better than imagined.


If he would ever actually run a legit business, the man could name his price and people would pay it for that quality. Arguably one of the best cat taxidermists in the country.


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Old 12-17-2017, 09:01 PM   #162
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If he would ever actually run a legit business, the man could name his price and people would pay it for that quality. Arguably one of the best cat taxidermists in the country.


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I agree with that. I do think he doesn't want to deal with the enivitabke BS that some bring. Whether they bring a crappy cat in and want it to turn out amazing or whatever it may be. After talking to him I understand both sides. He seems like a very good dude and I'm not just saying that because of my mount. I do think the communication could improve. I'll admit some of the comments here made me second guess him big time and I told him that. We had a good talk and I'll be a repeat customer.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:18 PM   #163
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If he would ever actually run a legit business, the man could name his price and people would pay it for that quality. Arguably one of the best cat taxidermists in the country.


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Good to know. Will have to keep this in mind for the future if I ever get a pretty cat.
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:50 PM   #164
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:02 AM   #165
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So I had a good talk with Clay about the issues that have been brought up. It is not his full time job. He doesn't really get service in his shop. He has been swamped. We discussed a few of the specific issues a few folks have claimed and there is certainly 2 sides to every story. Now I'm not saying he is perfect with communication but he will tell you up front that he is slow. I got what I asked for to a T. And it looks amazing. I will be taking him another when I finally kill a real spotted cat or a mountain lion. I'm very very happy with my mount. It means a lot to me and turned out even better than imagined.
What does he charge?

Sad people don't know how to communicate and much worse aren't too concerned with it.

There have been enough posts on here about him for him to even be able to defend himself IMO.

If your too busy to return a customers calls/texts you are doing something wrong or don't give a shet
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:07 AM   #166
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What does he charge?

Sad people don't know how to communicate and much worse aren't too concerned with it.

There have been enough posts on here about him for him to even be able to defend himself IMO.

If your too busy to return a customers calls/texts you are doing something wrong or don't give a shet
$1200. I think he doesn't want to deal with the BS at times. Only reason I started calling him is I got real worried when some posted here about it. I normally don't bug my taxi. I don't mind waiting. Good work doesn't come cheap or fast.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:51 AM   #167
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That cat turned out fantastic.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:24 AM   #168
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$1200. I think he doesn't want to deal with the BS at times. Only reason I started calling him is I got real worried when some posted here about it. I normally don't bug my taxi. I don't mind waiting. Good work doesn't come cheap or fast.
X2. I just started getting nervous reading others comments, then never getting anything when I text him several times over a span of a few months.

I am having a whole different mount done than you, but if mine looks anywhere near as good as yours, I will gladly wait another year.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:30 AM   #169
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X2. I just started getting nervous reading others comments, then never getting anything when I text him several times over a span of a few months.

I am having a whole different mount done than you, but if mine looks anywhere near as good as yours, I will gladly wait another year.
He had a few cats done in his shop. They all looked great. Mine was best but I'm biased
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:33 AM   #170
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He had a few cats done in his shop. They all looked great. Mine was best but I'm biased


Mine is sitting. He said sometime in Jan it will be ready.
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:39 PM   #171
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I am glad you guys are starting to get your cats it is about time.My cat was only a rug and he has to send then out after it is tanned. Just shy two years to get cat which was only tanned. Paid 300$ cash for deposit completed job 500$. Did not refund any deposit. Little high for tanning bobcat that he was going to make a rug. He also left message on my phone 11/14/16 that my cat was at rugmaker and would be ready at Thanksgiving. I still have that message.He told me story's then and on a later phone call. Pickup tamed 4/13/17. Took it to rugmaker she did a a great job. He does great work when he works but be ready for long waits and story's.
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