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Old 09-12-2017, 09:23 PM   #1
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Well 2 hunting seasons ago my son shot a 14 pointer. It was a beautiful deer. I took to a taxidermist in town I had a lease. He also has a meat processing business. He has beautiful work hanging. I gave my sons deer and PAID IN FULL. He said it could take up to 9 to 12 months. Ok I am good with that. After a year of getting blown off I went and found him when I was on a exotic drawn hunt. I found him after my hunt was over and he gave me a sob story saying he was moving business and blah, blah, blah. I am a sucker. He then said he would give me a good deal on my Gemsbok and I took it hook line and sinker. A year later and nothing. I have receipts, text, everything. His cell doesn't work or has been changed and I leave message after message with no response. I am not mad, i just my stuff. What do I do? He could be going through a divorce or sick or lost a family member. If he sold my stuff would it break a game law of any kind? If he would just communicate. I would understand. Anyone with experience with this? Any taxidermist with advice?
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:27 PM   #2
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So he had your sons deer for over a year with no timeframe for having it done after paying in full so then you sent him a gemsbok?
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:29 PM   #3
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Heard of stories like this before. That's why I never take the antlers until they are fixing to start on my deer.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:30 PM   #4
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Where is he located?
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:31 PM   #5
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Had the same thing happen with Scott Pinkerton of Hoof And Horns in Munday, Tx.


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Old 09-12-2017, 09:34 PM   #6
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Menard, tx. I know, I know. I will give anyone the a chance and he seemed sincere.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:39 PM   #7
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They all seem sincere when they have ALL your money and your critters. An *** whoopin' needs to follow along with getting your money and critters back. Lowlife's like this so called taxidermist gives good, honest taxidermists a bad name!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:46 PM   #8
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Heard of stories like this before. That's why I never take the antlers until they are fixing to start on my deer.
Me to! Never ever hand over the antlers till the very end
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #9
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When I gave him my gemsbok at least I gave no money. I told I would not pay till horn were in mold. He pulled a casper and disappeared.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:56 PM   #10
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Why does this seem to be so prevalent among the taxidermy industry?

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:00 PM   #11
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Use Chance Love instead? ... Sorry, I'm no help. Sucks but thats how a lot of taxidermists are.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:02 PM   #12
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Use Chance Love instead? ... Sorry, I'm no help. Sucks but thats how a lot of taxidermists are.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:07 PM   #13
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gives a bad name for the industry ! I agree with MUDSLINGER an arss wippin cures a lot of bad behavior !! people are not that hard to find these days , vigilanty justice allways has my vote !!!!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:09 PM   #14
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A buddy of mine lives in menard. Chances are he will know where the guy is. Pm me his name if you want me to check.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:17 PM   #15
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Pretty common story with taxidermists. Not sure why but seems a lot are bad communicators. Maybe an artistic thing? I just went through something similar but I only paid for half. 2 years later and I was able to get my horns and cape back. I'm only using full time reputable taxidermists from now on.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:18 PM   #16
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Need to find out if he is still in business. Maybe a TBHer in that area can do some investigating then you can make the drive if he is still operating so you can talk to him face to face.
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I am so soft. I will private message his name. Hell i went through a killer last year it happens. keep the money i want my hides and horns.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:34 PM   #18
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Post the name so others aren't screwed! Even if he does come through nobody should have to go through this! Bad business and others need to know who to stay away from!
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:38 PM   #19
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Ok that make sense. I don't know this guy personally other than idle chit chat.

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Old 01-03-2018, 12:19 PM   #20
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Ok that make sense. I don't know this guy personally other than idle chit chat.

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May be a great guy but bad businessman.
Little late but was scammed by him too..
dropped a deer off in 2015.. never got it back
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:00 PM   #21
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You guys think taxidermist are bad.... you should hear about some of the taxidermists customers!!! Sorry, could not help myself.
I do hate hearing about these stories, but I would think there would be a long list of bad dealings with all types of service companies, repair guys, mechanics, remodelers, roofers, painters, window guys and so on.
We should always do our Due Diligence when it comes to hiring someone's service. I would also recommend that you never pay in advance, other than a moderate deposit.
I hope for you, and all others, the best on this situation.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:47 PM   #22
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:57 PM   #23
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So he had your sons deer for over a year with no timeframe for having it done after paying in full so then you sent him a gemsbok?
My thoughts as well
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:09 PM   #24
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I talked to a guy I know that is a full time taxidermist about this very issue the other day. The biggest problem is a lack of business sense. Too many of these guys get the money whether it be in full or a deposit and don't set enough aside to pay for tanning, forms, etc, before spending it all. Then they are dependent on new work coming in with new deposit money to pay for the work they already promised the original customer. He said the hardest part for new guys starting out in that business is to be disciplined enough to not spend the deer season money the week it starts coming in.
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:19 PM   #25
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Little late but was scammed by him too..
dropped a deer off in 2015.. never got it back
I think I just read your google review
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:09 PM   #26
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Man, good luck to you.

I do about 50 euros a year. I have never and will never take a deposit or advanced payment. And I've only gotten stuck with one head. I'm happy to have it!
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:13 PM   #27
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Menard, tx. I know, I know. I will give anyone the a chance and he seemed sincere.
Wherein Menard. That is where I hunt too and going this weekend. I can make a visit or get you any help I can. Pm me if you want. Or text me at 8327296795
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:38 PM   #28
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Ok that make sense. I don't know this guy personally other than idle chit chat.

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They are still in business but have moved locations to where the mechanic shop used to be. I can help you out by getting your stuff. Sorry to hear this but glad I now know
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:51 PM   #29
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THIS? Right here in Temple, Belton, Troy, Riesel, Georgetown, Killeen, I can remember a dozen or so taxidermists that went out of business, disappeared, took the customers stuff, freezer broke, house and shed they were working out of burned down, took in too many deer, the list goes on.

I am in no way bashing any reputable Taxidermist. Just saying I don't remember that many of any other business that have jacked that many people I know?!?!

Wonder Why?
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:09 PM   #30
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I took my nephews first deer to the gentleman in question. He shot the deer in December of 15 and was quoted 9-11 months. The next December came and went then called once a month with the excuse after excuse with same being used twice.

Finally in August of 2016 we tracked him down. He wasn't at the meat locker but down the road and told him we just wanted the horns back and to be done with it and we where not leaving until we got them. He acted real put out and we drove to the meat locker where he produced the deer fully mounted. Didn't and doesn't make a lot of sense but oh well it is done.

We have used Goodson for 3 or 4 deer and he did a heck of a job. He is set up in the back of the feed store there in Menard.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:26 PM   #31
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Part of the reason I don't mount anything any more. I would rather just do my own euros.

Ive personally had so many issues with different Taxidermists and have heard many other bad stories.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:45 PM   #32
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I think some get in the business and get overwhelmed, then they get burned out and disappear. Others don’t have enough business ethics or savvy to hire a part time person to take care of communication with customers.

If you really read most of the posts about bad taxidermists it always ends up being a communications problem. As a business owner I had to learn about commitments and communication, these things tend to make or break the business.
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You guys think taxidermist are bad.... you should hear about some of the taxidermists customers!!! Sorry, could not help myself.
I do hate hearing about these stories, but I would think there would be a long list of bad dealings with all types of service companies, repair guys, mechanics, remodelers, roofers, painters, window guys and so on.
We should always do our Due Diligence when it comes to hiring someone's service. I would also recommend that you never pay in advance, other than a moderate deposit.
I hope for you, and all others, the best on this situation.


I could bore them for hours with bad customer stories....
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You guys think taxidermist are bad.... you should hear about some of the taxidermists customers!!! Sorry, could not help myself.
I do hate hearing about these stories, but I would think there would be a long list of bad dealings with all types of service companies, repair guys, mechanics, remodelers, roofers, painters, window guys and so on.
We should always do our Due Diligence when it comes to hiring someone's service. I would also recommend that you never pay in advance, other than a moderate deposit.
I hope for you, and all others, the best on this situation.
I did my due diligence on one and he was suppose to be one of the best in Texas. He put the wrong cape on a friends mount I had referred to him :-/
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not to thread jack----any bad on Antler Ridge Taxidermy in Trinity?
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:38 PM   #36
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Same thing happened to me, glad I kept the horns.

Wild Woods Taxidermy in Nursery, Tx just outside of Victoria. I believe his name was Robert
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I talked to a guy I know that is a full time taxidermist about this very issue the other day. The biggest problem is a lack of business sense. Too many of these guys get the money whether it be in full or a deposit and don't set enough aside to pay for tanning, forms, etc, before spending it all. Then they are dependent on new work coming in with new deposit money to pay for the work they already promised the original customer. He said the hardest part for new guys starting out in that business is to be disciplined enough to not spend the deer season money the week it starts coming in.
Bingo! Spending it faster than itís coming in. Again, so very thankful for having a great taxidermist.
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I could bore them for hours with bad customer stories....
Refuse their business!
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not to thread jack----any bad on Antler Ridge Taxidermy in Trinity?
Oh hell yeah still has my deer over a year
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Am in the same exact situation, i used a taxidermist out of corpus and gave him the work and paid him full.
My aoudad from 2015 is still there and then i make the mistake of taking him 2 more shoulder mounts in 2016 and also paid in full and to this day nothing yet.
Went by the shop and he gave me the run around on different stories and still nothing.
I have text messages and paper work and promises but still nothing, sucks that us hunters help these guys in there business and some just screw us!
I shot my gemsbok in october and the taxidermist i used this time called me today and said ur mount is ready!
He just earned my business!
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Post the name so others aren't screwed! Even if he does come through nobody should have to go through this! Bad business and others need to know who to stay away from!
Agreed Jason, I know some folks in Menard also who are very big in hunting.
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There are a lot of reasons this happpens in the taxidermy industry.

#1 being that standard turn around time is 8-12 months. That’s longer than it takes to build a fully custom home. If you eat at a restaurant today and they shut down in 8 months, no big deal. Take your suit to a dry cleaner, car to a body shop, etc, they aren’t keeping your stuff anywhere near that long, so how long they can stay in business isn’t relevant.

#2 is that a lot of guys do it on the side rather than their primary income. Life gets in the way, they get busy with their day job, have a baby, move, etc, your deer mount isn’t their main priority. They could care less about their customer service and reputation when they are doing it for play money and not to support their family.

#3 it is relatively easy to start a taxidermy business with no business experience or real investment. A lot of guys that wouldn’t make it 3 months starting another business or being self-employed can survive long enough to end up with a bunch of people’s mounts.

The “risk” aspect, as well as quality standards are why I only use a longtime established taxidermist in the neighboring state. These sob stories are a dime a dozen, and happen year after year. It’s not cheap or convenient, but you will get your mount back and it will look fantastic, guaranteed. Personally, I’m not satisfied with 80% of the quality for 1/2 the price on a once in a lifetime deer that cannot be fixed, or a chance of losing it.

Side note, don’t ever pay in full. 1/2 up front to cover the form, hide tanning, etc, is reasonable, the other 1/2 (profit) is paid when you pick it up and are satisfied. When they aren’t getting more $ for finishing your job you move to the back of the line.

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There are a lot of reasons this happpens in the taxidermy industry.

#1 being that standard turn around time is 8-12 months. Thatís longer than it takes to build a fully custom home. If you eat at a restaurant today and they shut down in 8 months, no big deal. Take your suit to a dry cleaner, car to a body shop, etc, they arenít keeping your stuff anywhere near that long, so how long they can stay in business isnít relevant.

#2 is that a lot of guys do it on the side rather than their primary income. Life gets in the way, they get busy with their day job, have a baby, move, etc, your deer mount isnít their main priority. They could care less about their customer service and reputation when they are doing it for play money and not to support their family.

#3 it is relatively easy to start a taxidermy business with no business experience or real investment. A lot of guys that wouldnít make it 3 months starting another business or being self-employed can survive long enough to end up with a bunch of peopleís mounts.

The ďriskĒ aspect, as well as quality standards are why I only use a longtime established taxidermist in the neighboring state. These sob stories are a dime a dozen, and happen year after year. Itís not cheap or convenient, but you will get your mount back and it will look fantastic, guaranteed. Personally, Iím not satisfied with 80% of the quality for 1/2 the price on a once in a lifetime deer that cannot be fixed, or a chance of losing it.

Side note, donít ever pay in full. 1/2 up front to cover the form, hide tanning, etc, is reasonable, the other 1/2 (profit) is paid when you pick it up and are satisfied. When they arenít getting more $ for finishing your job you move to the back of the line.
So what happens if you get your mount back and are not satisfied. I'm one of those part time guys that work my tail off at work and when I get home. I don't do taxidermy to try to get rich or screw anybody out of any money. I like doing it, I'm by no means the best or have ever claimed to be. If I've never mounted something or don't feel comfortable taking something in I'll let the person know right then and where I would recommend taking it. I understand what it means to have a once in a lifetime trophy and it baffles me as to how someone can just loose a mount or horns. My whole thing is most taxidermist you see are older and it's a dying art
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:29 PM   #44
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not to thread jack----any bad on Antler Ridge Taxidermy in Trinity?
Used to be really good, and on time. From what Iíve gathered he has gotten to big and his turn around and communication has suffered. He still has my buddies deer from last November, turn around was promised as 9 months. My buddy finally got a call back n said it should be ready early this yr. problem is now he has gotten another batch of deer from this season so who knows. He does dang good work too is sad part
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So what happens if you get your mount back and are not satisfied. I'm one of those part time guys that work my tail off at work and when I get home. I don't do taxidermy to try to get rich or screw anybody out of any money. I like doing it, I'm by no means the best or have ever claimed to be. If I've never mounted something or don't feel comfortable taking something in I'll let the person know right then and where I would recommend taking it. I understand what it means to have a once in a lifetime trophy and it baffles me as to how someone can just loose a mount or horns. My whole thing is most taxidermist you see are older and it's a dying art
Iím not saying all part time guys are hacks, just that more hacks can survive awhile as taxidermists than in othe industries. Iím a small business owner myself and started two as ďside workĒ until they took off an I went full time.

In a lot of industries, if the customer isnít satisfied with the work, itís up to the business to make it right, either by doing it again or refunding the money if they canít do it better. Obviously this requires a valid reason, not just ďI thought it would look different.Ē

No reasonable person would expect a mount that costs $350 to look as perfect as one that costs $550, just like you might expect a tile job that costs half of what another one does to have some slight imperfections.

My statement was just that Iím willing to pay what it costs to have it 100% right, rather than shopping around for a ďdeal.Ē
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yep... that was me, this thread got me thinking and didnt want anyone to get scammed
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:00 PM   #47
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Why does this seem to be so prevalent among the taxidermy industry?

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:12 PM   #48
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There should be a list of reputable taxidermists on here that people could use
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:42 PM   #49
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Used to be really good, and on time. From what Iíve gathered he has gotten to big and his turn around and communication has suffered. He still has my buddies deer from last November, turn around was promised as 9 months. My buddy finally got a call back n said it should be ready early this yr. problem is now he has gotten another batch of deer from this season so who knows. He does dang good work too is sad part
His work is awesome. I believe they start robbing Peter to pay Paul and that's what happens
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:22 PM   #50
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Sounds like you need to send Maynard over to have a talk with him, 15 dollars per knot on his head...

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