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Old 08-08-2018, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Best Taxidermist for whitetail shoulder mount

Eventhough my Taxidermist is very well known, Iím considering switching this year. I want to know who does the best whitetail shoulder mount in your opinion from experience. I do not want this thread to bash anyone..... just want recommendations. Name and location with pictures if possible. Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:34 PM   #2
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Dont have any pics but Jimmy Biela in Floresville is a very good taxi. Watched him do literally hundreds when we worked together at the firestation.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:00 PM   #3
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JH Mangnam in Elkhart would be worth a look. He has a whole face book page full of pictures. His Bob cat is the best I've ever seen too.

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Old 08-08-2018, 10:05 PM   #4
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Chance Love does the best work I have ever seen.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:10 PM   #5
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Chance Love does the best work I have ever seen.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:21 PM   #6
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:24 PM   #7
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Not sure who you use. I use double nickel in new Braunfels and they've been great
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:28 PM   #8
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:29 PM   #9
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Another vote for Chance Love.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:34 PM   #10
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Ron Coulter in Comanche does some awesome work!Attachment 919146


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Old 08-08-2018, 10:35 PM   #11
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Allen Palermo Bryan, Texas.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:36 PM   #12
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Frank McCarty Lufkin Texas
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:44 PM   #13
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Double Nickle in New Braunfels
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:00 PM   #14
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Joe Jasek - BuckWild on here but he might be retired
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:04 PM   #15
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Safari Studios is San Angelo is known world wide.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:17 PM   #16
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Frank McCarty Lufkin Texas
Thatís an awesome deer !
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:58 AM   #17
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some of the best mounts ive ever seen come from Justin at Trophy Artistry Taxidermy. He puts so much detail that its crazy. he mounted my white-bearded wildebeest and the detail on the nose and whiskers with moisture was insane.

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Old 08-09-2018, 07:18 AM   #18
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A little far from SA but this guy has done a lot of work for me
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:46 AM   #19
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A little better look, he scored 158 i think. My best to date! Sorry can't get the other picture to load.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:01 AM   #20
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Eventhough my Taxidermist is very well known, Iím considering switching this year. I want to know who does the best whitetail shoulder mount in your opinion from experience. I do not want this thread to bash anyone..... just want recommendations. Name and location with pictures if possible. Thank you in advance.
Is your current one towards Bandera? If not I have a suggestion but if thats them I donít want to bring the name up. I think they do a great job personally.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:08 AM   #21
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Chance Love does the best work I have ever seen.
Does he have a website? Or best way to contact him?
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:18 AM   #22
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:29 AM   #23
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Ron Coulter Taxidermy in Comanche does some phenomenal work and is very quick to get it done. He is one of the best IMO

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Old 08-09-2018, 09:34 AM   #24
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Safari Studios is San Angelo is known world wide.
Safari Studios in San Angelo
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:40 AM   #25
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Brian Leerholf at Natures Own Image in Bandera.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:44 AM   #26
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:48 AM   #27
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Allen Palermo Bryan, Texas.
There are plenty of excellent taxidermists in this state. Allen is the best I personally have ever used. If you stop by his place of business which is on the service road of Hwy 6 going through Bryan, you will see many examples of the quality of work he does.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:50 AM   #28
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Safari Studios in San Angelo
Brosigs in Midland
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:51 AM   #29
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Safari Studios in San Angelo
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:58 AM   #30
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Joe Jasek - BuckWild on here but he might be retired
He did a canada buck for me and it is awesome. Haven't seen him post in a few years.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:59 AM   #31
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Joe Jasek - BuckWild on here but he might be retired
He did a canada buck for me and it is awesome. Haven't seen him post in a few years.

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Old 08-09-2018, 10:03 AM   #32
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Looks like a lot of recommendations for this Chance Love feller
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:13 AM   #33
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There are plenty of excellent taxidermists in this state. Allen is the best I personally have ever used. If you stop by his place of business which is on the service road of Hwy 6 going through Bryan, you will see many examples of the quality of work he does.
X2....probably one of the most expensive as well, but he is the best in the State!!
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:31 AM   #34
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Allen Palermo
Jerry Huffaker
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Woodbury Taxidermy

cant go wrong with any of those. They all do great work.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:04 AM   #35
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He did a canada buck for me and it is awesome. Haven't seen him post in a few years.
I remember that post. He's done over twenty WT for me and my two hunting buddies. All are amazing work and best I've seen
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:20 AM   #36
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Does he have a website? Or best way to contact him?
Here. His screen name is Chance Love.

Be sure to add the space between first and last name
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:28 PM   #37
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Frank McCarty in Lufkin is my favorite. He does really good work, very natural looking when he gets finished with them. He’s done 6 or 8 of mine (I’ve lost count lol)
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:06 PM   #38
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My son has had 2 shoulder mounts done by Dan Lansford at Professional Taxidermist Studio in Cedar Park, TX. Beautiful job done on target, on time, and on budget. Here are photos of the 10-point my son killed last season.

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Old 08-09-2018, 02:18 PM   #39
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Not sure who you use. I use double nickel in new Braunfels and they've been great
x2,
Not far from San Antonio, great price and great work.
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:19 PM   #40
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I agree with Chance. He does amazing work


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Old 08-09-2018, 02:21 PM   #41
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Bobby Merchant in Bryan
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:36 PM   #42
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Allen Palermo
Jerry Huffaker
Safari Studios
Woodbury Taxidermy

cant go wrong with any of those. They all do great work.
**** fine list

No offense but if I had to pick one and only one TBH member to do my work it would be ttaxidermy. Tim does some great work but isnít always taking new stuff in. My best quality whitetail mount is one he did.
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:40 PM   #43
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some of the best mounts ive ever seen come from Justin at Trophy Artistry Taxidermy. He puts so much detail that its crazy. he mounted my white-bearded wildebeest and the detail on the nose and whiskers with moisture was insane.

http://www.trophyartistrytaxidermy.com/
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:40 PM   #44
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:02 PM   #45
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I've always used Brush Country taxidermy in George West. Tommy tans his own hides in house which significantly reduces the turn around. Last year's deer was done 6 months to the day after I dropped it off in December.

Now I just have to get down there and pick the latest addition up...
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:09 PM   #46
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Chance Love has been my taxidermist since the first time I saw his work. He has my aoudad now.


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Old 08-09-2018, 07:54 PM   #47
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Bobby Merchant in Bryan


Another excellent one. He is a TBHer and a really good dude. I thought about mentioning him but he hasnít done any work for me yet so I elected not to. I have seen his work though. Good stuff.


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Old 08-09-2018, 07:58 PM   #48
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:09 PM   #49
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:25 PM   #50
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