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Old 06-13-2017, 05:01 PM   #1
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cat taxidermist, with all the threads here on cats, and some cats looking really bad I'm looking to see if anybody in Texas can do a good job heck I am currently looking outside of Texas to send mine.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:03 PM   #2
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Can you post out the bad looking cat thread?

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Old 06-13-2017, 05:07 PM   #3
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Clay Wagner 2547496151 Deer Creek Taxidermy Lott Texas
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:11 PM   #4
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Clay Wagner 2547496151 Deer Creek Taxidermy Lott Texas
Might do a search on that name here before sending him one
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:15 PM   #5
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It would probably be hard to say who the best is. You have the top 5 percent in one group. Then you have everyone else.

These guys seem to put out top percentile work.
http://majorwildlifestudio.com
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #6
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Look at Philip Soucy (Catman). Think he's out of Montana
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #7
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:35 PM   #8
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The ones posted lately are definitely not "the best"
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:44 PM   #9
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Outside of Texas.

https://www.facebook.com/CoopersTaxidermy/

This guy does everything world class!
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:48 PM   #10
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Danny Owens of Creative Critters in Lubbock. Has won numerous Tax awards, very specific on detail and best I have ever seen. NOTHING worse than a bad mount and I have seen some terrible mounts on the GS.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:56 PM   #11
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Look at Philip Soucy (Catman). Think he's out of Montana
Definitely on the list of one of the best.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:57 PM   #12
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Jimmy Biela of Bielas Taxidermy in Floresville does agood job on bobcats, and anything else for that matter. I used to work with him at the firestation and all I can say is hes an artist.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:59 PM   #13
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Danny Owens of Creative Critters in Lubbock. Has won numerous Tax awards, very specific on detail and best I have ever seen. NOTHING worse than a bad mount and I have seen some terrible mounts on the GS.
Yes he is, but not sure if he is taking in any new work and his turn around time is well beyond what most are willing to wait.

Karl Brosig of Brosig's Taxidermy in Midland. I can send you pics of a lion, 2 or 3 leapords and a mountain lion he had in his showroom when I chose him to do my lioness. Safari Studios in San Angelo is also awesome on cats. Here is my lioness form Karl.


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Old 06-13-2017, 06:11 PM   #14
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Johnny Hurt in Ballinger.He's the best I've ever seen.

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Old 06-13-2017, 06:12 PM   #15
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Go to Bowsite. Look up Dennis Razza. He is world class, guaranteed ! Just look at his threads and make your own decision.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:22 PM   #16
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God's creation taxidermy
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:37 PM   #17
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Gods creation taxidermy. Mark Couture
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:44 PM   #18
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Yes he is, but not sure if he is taking in any new work and his turn around time is well beyond what most are willing to wait.

Karl Brosig of Brosig's Taxidermy in Midland. I can send you pics of a lion, 2 or 3 leapords and a mountain lion he had in his showroom when I chose him to do my lioness. Safari Studios in San Angelo is also awesome on cats. Here is my lioness form Karl.


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Any more pics? Having trouble seeing the "quality" but it's probably just a bad pic
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:19 PM   #19
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Any more pics? Having trouble seeing the "quality" but it's probably just a bad pic
Here you go!

The lion mount was a hide that had been laying around for 15 years and given to Karl and he mounted it.

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Old 06-13-2017, 08:21 PM   #20
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I love the mount on my lioness, some may not, but I am happy and has a lot to see when you are standing in front of it, not looking at a picture.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:24 PM   #21
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This is one of the best mounts I have seen posted here.

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Old 06-13-2017, 08:59 PM   #22
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Look at Philip Soucy (Catman). Think he's out of Montana
philp has done me one and it was expensive but the cat looks alive and yes he is in montana, check out his website and look at the work he does not only on bobcats but mountain lions

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Old 06-14-2017, 08:39 AM   #23
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44mAG is spot on, on this cat!
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:40 AM   #24
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I wouldn't use some of the ones Ive seen posted on here in regular posts.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:43 AM   #25
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44mAG is spot on, on this cat!
x2...probably the best looking bobcat I've seen.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:55 AM   #26
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I would venture that the two below would be considered top 10 cat taxidermists by their peers, in addition to Phil Soucy mentioned above:

Jerry Huffaker @ Huffaker Taxidermy in Abilene, TX
Dennis Harris @ The Artistry of Wildlife in Marlette, Mi
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:02 AM   #27
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Brian Hall in Bronte had done some really good looking cats.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:20 AM   #28
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Gods creation taxidermy. Mark Couture
This! Look him up on FB.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:26 AM   #29
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Gods creation taxidermy. Mark Couture
No doubt.
Best I have seen by light years. I have never meet him or had a cat done. But by his pictures he is by far the best.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:38 AM   #30
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No doubt.
Best I have seen by light years. I have never meet him or had a cat done. But by his pictures he is by far the best.
Mark is a good guy and easy to get in contact with! He does tons of mounts, so the wait is a little long but totally worth it!
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:18 AM   #31
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Brian Hall in Bronte had done some really good looking cats.
Yep anywhere west tx I would go with Brian or Safari Studios.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:47 PM   #32
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Definitely on the list of one of the best.
Phil is THE BEST..... A young man named Ashley Barrett is not for behind him though...
But there are a bunch of great cat taxidermists out there.. None are cheap and none have a fast turnaround time unless you pay for it to be expedited.
This is why you see so many bad ones.... Most hunters want it cheap and quick. The end result is what you see on here on a regular basis. Those are just the cold hard facts.

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Old 06-15-2017, 12:10 AM   #33
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Take a look at Jerry Huffaker in Abilene,a national champion. Also Gary Damuth in Brady does exceptional work.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:45 AM   #34
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Take a look at Jerry Huffaker in Abilene,a national champion. Also Gary Damuth in Brady does exceptional work.
Damuth did 2 bucks for me in '07.I was unimpressed to say the least.It's the most I've ever paid to have deer mounted.

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Robert Major out of Las Cruces is hands down the best cat guy around. Period....






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Old 06-15-2017, 01:04 PM   #36
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Robert Major out of Las Cruces is hands down the best cat guy around. Period....






Wow, those are amazing
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Some good cat mounts posted here. The other threads, not so much
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:48 PM   #38
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A few more of Robert's cats....


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Old 06-15-2017, 06:32 PM   #39
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...tagged. Good stuff.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:16 PM   #40
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Here you go!

The lion mount was a hide that had been laying around for 15 years and given to Karl and he mounted it.

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Robert Major out of Las Cruces is hands down the best cat guy around. Period....






Wow. Night and day difference from the big cats mudslinger posted
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Wow. Night and day difference from the big cats mudslinger posted
Big time. I do not think Brosigs work is top notch. There's a place in Colorado that's up there with these guys too. Big Cat Taxidermy. I think that's the name. Still waiting on my mount from Clay Wagner. At 15-16 months currently. I talk to him every so often. Nice dude. Not in a hurry. As long as it's top notch then I'm happy.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:50 PM   #43
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Big time. I do not think Brosigs work is top notch. There's a place in Colorado that's up there with these guys too. Big Cat Taxidermy. I think that's the name. Still waiting on my mount from Clay Wagner. At 15-16 months currently. I talk to him every so often. Nice dude. Not in a hurry. As long as it's top notch then I'm happy.
Personall I am happy with what Brosig did for me. Guess that just goes to show how we look at mounts different. I have over 50 mounts in my house and I have maybe 2 or 3 that are not good and i have about 5 or 6 different taxidermists represented in those mounts. I thought I was rather picky also but according to some evidentely not.
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:52 PM   #44
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Personall I am happy with what Brosig did for me. Guess that just goes to show how we look at mounts different. I have over 50 mounts in my house and I have maybe 2 or 3 that are not good and i have about 5 or 6 different taxidermists represented in those mounts. I thought I was rather picky also but according to some evidentely not.
I never said they were bad. I think they do decent work. Nate sends a lot to them also. Great folks too. But top notch they are not. Not even remotely close to the best as was asked. Hard to have a discussion about taxi work without someone not being happy lol
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:53 PM   #45
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Safari Studios in San Angelo does a great job!
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:03 PM   #46
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:35 PM   #47
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Hawkpuppy1, thanks for posting some of Robert Major's work. When I get a cat it's going to him. His work is simply amazing and looking at the pictures I know they don't the mounts justice. The detail in the facial features with the temperament is just unreal, they actually tell a story. The others I have seen here pale in comparison.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:34 AM   #48
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Damuth Taxidermy at Brady is awfully good.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:14 PM   #49
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TBH's own Don Sherpy goes by Bo-N-Aro on here and he did a fabulous job on a bobcat for me about 8 years ago or so. If he is still doing some taxidermy work, I would send him my cat again no doubt. My suggestion is whoever you decide, have them send you some pictures of work that they have already done in the pose you want and then go from there.
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Sportsmens Taxidermy off of 290 in Cypress do great work on cats....

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