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#2734076 - 01/24/12 07:22 PM benny skiles is a punk
RAFI
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I was going to wait to after i got my turkey back from him to post this but after five years I couldnt wait.He told me last turkey season my turkey was drying and it would be a couple more weeks and it would be ready.So I call him today asking about it. he says hes behind.lol,He tells me he has it ready to put on the form at some point.Don't take a turkey,deer to this guy
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#2734087 - 01/24/12 07:30 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RAFI]
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FIVE YEARS?!?!

You gotta' be kiddin' me?

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#2734091 - 01/24/12 07:32 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Wes Parrish]
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nope it was other people fault they lost his turkey heads for about 3 then he had them . lol

Edited by RAFI (01/24/12 07:34 PM)

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#2734104 - 01/24/12 07:39 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RAFI]
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Im not sure how to put this on the rest of the forums but I would like if someone that knows more than me could so others don't get messed up with this guy
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#2734124 - 01/24/12 07:48 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RAFI]
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That is just insane! Where is this guy from?
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#2734129 - 01/24/12 07:52 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: rbreedi1]
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harriman tn most locals now how he is
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#2734133 - 01/24/12 07:52 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: rbreedi1]
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there is some kind of law restricting how long they can keep them if he is licensed i believe
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#2734142 - 01/24/12 07:59 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: knightrider]
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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
there is some kind of law restricting how long they can keep them if he is licensed i believe


doubt that but if you find it let me know.There are alot of us ready to sue his dumb a,,


Edited by RAFI (01/24/12 08:00 PM)

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#2734145 - 01/24/12 08:01 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: knightrider]
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Did he have u pay in full as well? Sounds like a total
Crook to me.
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#2734154 - 01/24/12 08:07 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: AR turkey]
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Wow, go get that @&#% thing now!
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#2734158 - 01/24/12 08:08 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: knightrider]
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 Originally Posted By: knightrider
there is some kind of law restricting how long they can keep them if he is licensed i believe


Incorrect, no such regulation in TWRA taxidermy regs. I can't speak for laws on fraud, etc.
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#2734160 - 01/24/12 08:10 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: scn]
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5 years good gosh. Hell I could have learned how to do it for you in that time
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#2734314 - 01/24/12 09:56 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: REN]
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Depending on what money you put down iff any I'd go get it and take it elsewhere. Five years is nuts.
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#2734323 - 01/24/12 10:00 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tntaxidermist]
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RAFI, I might disagree with you on other stuff, but I 100% agree with you on this. I think the guy is a crook, and does crappy work as well.

He has gotten wrapped up with those scam artists at CornBelt whitetails, and has followed suit.

Connie Calloway does all of my deer, and she does a really good job. Her turkeys are starting to really look good as well, and I promised to bring her one this year.

Sorry for your bad luck, and sorry to any that I offended with my harsh words, but I can't stand folks who take advantage of other sportsmen just to make a buck.

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#2734376 - 01/24/12 11:17 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Setterman]
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 Originally Posted By: Setterman
He has gotten wrapped up with those scam artists at CornBelt whitetails, and has followed suit.

What is "CornBelt whitetails"?

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#2734643 - 01/25/12 09:39 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Man alive that is crazy.
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#2734724 - 01/25/12 10:54 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
FIVE YEARS?!?!

You gotta' be kiddin' me?


He ain't the only one (taxidermist)!!!!

Beat Ruger to it!

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#2734803 - 01/25/12 12:02 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: CBU93]
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That is awful.
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#2734847 - 01/25/12 12:43 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Cuttin Caller]
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LOL @ CBU You did beat me to it this time. \:D
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#2734918 - 01/25/12 01:38 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RUGER]
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Him and his Son have a reputation that proceeds them in the entire outdoor world, bad , bad , bad! Im surprised he is still in business to be honest with you. I have heard stories just like yours for 20 yrs. I wont even go into his Son!
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#2734973 - 01/25/12 02:48 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Winchester]
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They probably have cheap prices.....not sayiny its always the case but more times than not its the " lowballers" that do stuff like this, at least the ones i hear about.
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#2734977 - 01/25/12 02:50 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tntaxidermist]
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Sounds like a case for Judge Judy.
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#2735119 - 01/25/12 04:53 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
FIVE YEARS?!?!

You gotta' be kiddin' me?
\:o
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#2735180 - 01/25/12 06:01 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: timberjack86]
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He's had a 25" Smallmouth of mine for 12 years. I gave up after about 5 years. I hadn't paid him ether though. I actually thought he went out of business.
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#2735514 - 01/25/12 09:39 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tntaxidermist]
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benny also made a buddy wait then tried to sell his mount when my buddy told him he would be a few months to get it.
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#2735601 - 01/25/12 11:33 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RAFI]
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Sounds like ol Benny just ain't crossed the wrong one yet.
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#2739198 - 01/29/12 04:45 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Setterman]
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 Originally Posted By: Setterman
RAFI, I might disagree with you on other stuff, but I 100% agree with you on this. I think the guy is a crook, and does crappy work as well.

He has gotten wrapped up with those scam artists at CornBelt whitetails, and has followed suit.

Connie Calloway does all of my deer, and she does a really good job. Her turkeys are starting to really look good as well, and I promised to bring her one this year.

Sorry for your bad luck, and sorry to any that I offended with my harsh words, but I can't stand folks who take advantage of other sportsmen just to make a buck.

Connie is a sweetheart, too. \:\)
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#2740246 - 01/30/12 03:24 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Bowdacious]
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We've had three similar problems, so we are either extremely unlucky or its not that uncommon a happening amongst taxidermists(all of you honest craftsman don't get your undies in a knot!). These instances occured in Shelby county and fortunately, as far as I know, these taxidermists are long gone. Many years ago,I took a boar to Robert Moore in Germantown. Last I ever saw of the boar or Mr.Moore who gravitated to parts unknown. The other was a buddy of mine who took a nice 8 pointer to the shop in Buck and Bass in Memphis(now out of business). I believe the shop was Woods and Waters. My friend kept getting the "its almost ready story","next week",etc. Next week never came. The business and my friend's buck disappeared. The third similar experience involved a set of antelope horns belonging to another friend who took them to a shop in Millington. The guy did good work, but decided one day to close his shop and seek other employment. Horns and man disappeared.
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#2740253 - 01/30/12 03:28 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: 4onaside]
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Apparently RAFI's experiences and our's are much more common than you would think. Jeff Foxworthy does a bit where he is calling the taxidermist trying to get his mount and gets more and more frustrated with the delays. Probably its so funny because so many of us can relate!
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#2740499 - 01/30/12 07:26 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Winchester]
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5 years is insane. I would have lost patience after a year.
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#2741153 - 01/31/12 01:13 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: DntBrnDPig]
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Most taxidermist that are good and take deer,elk, and turkeystake more than a year if they are good.....I have had several deer mounted by mr. Skiles and he does wonderful work.....he has three turkeys of mine now and told me it would be awhile before I had them....I am fine with that I have seen his work..he is in his early 70sthis and does all his work himself...I believeif you are that upset about call him and take your bird somewhere else...I would if I couldn't wait
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This is just my opinion of course....

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#2741216 - 01/31/12 02:33 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
Most taxidermist that are good and take deer,elk, and turkeystake more than a year if they are good.....I have had several deer mounted by mr. Skiles and he does wonderful work.....he has three turkeys of mine now and told me it would be awhile before I had them....I am fine with that I have seen his work..he is in his early 70sthis and does all his work himself...I believeif you are that upset about call him and take your bird somewhere else...I would if I couldn't wait
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This is just my opinion of course....


I think I waited long enough for him to do the bird

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#2741228 - 01/31/12 02:43 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RAFI]
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man if "be awhile before i am done" means 5 years WOW.

5 years is BEYOND crazy IMO.
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#2742556 - 02/01/12 07:17 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: REN]
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5 years is awhile ......he is usually pretty quick on most stuff ....I am sure he will take care of you when its done.....benny is a hood person and my book and will make things right....
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#2742582 - 02/01/12 07:31 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
5 years is awhile ......he is usually pretty quick on most stuff ....I am sure he will take care of you when its done.....benny is a hood person and my book and will make things right....


doubt that.He keeps lying to me.Also after making my buddy wait just as long he tried to sell the guys mount bc he told benny it would be a little while until he would have the money.Thats just pathethic of benny to do imo .

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#2742618 - 02/01/12 08:04 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
5 years is awhile ......he is usually pretty quick on most stuff ....I am sure he will take care of you when its done.....benny is a hood person and my book and will make things right....
5 years is way out of line. If I had put any money down I would be getting it back or he would be buying hisself a set of teeth.

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#2742678 - 02/01/12 08:39 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: mathews338]
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Wow....that's all I am gonna say to that
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#2743597 - 02/02/12 05:12 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
Wow....that's all I am gonna say to that
so 5 years and lying would be acceptable to you!

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#2745195 - 02/04/12 05:01 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
5 years is awhile ......he is usually pretty quick on most stuff ....I am sure he will take care of you when its done.....benny is a hood person and my book and will make things right....
Remind me not to ever ask you or take your advice on a persons charector. LOL, There was a guy in Lincoln COunty like this guy, I had to go by his shop twenty times before I caught him there. I left with my sons horns after two years of ' Its almost done".
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#2746258 - 02/05/12 08:53 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Winchester]
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I cant believe you let it go over a year. Hate to say it, but you bird may be gone.
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#2750014 - 02/08/12 02:07 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tickweed]
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Well leebowhunts my father taught me a long time ago there's two sides to every story and I have both so before you don't ask me to judge character I would judge thyself for making aqustions about my ability to do so...
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#2750221 - 02/08/12 05:33 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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Where does he live? I have never heard of this character before..
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#2750242 - 02/08/12 05:50 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
Well leebowhunts my father taught me a long time ago there's two sides to every story and I have both so before you don't ask me to judge character I would judge thyself for making aqustions about my ability to do so...


If you know BOTH sides of the story, what's the other side of it?
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#2750251 - 02/08/12 05:55 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
Well leebowhunts my father taught me a long time ago there's two sides to every story and I have both so before you don't ask me to judge character I would judge thyself for making aqustions about my ability to do so...
is your name [SKILES] by any chance \:D
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#2750446 - 02/08/12 08:25 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
Well leebowhunts my father taught me a long time ago there's two sides to every story and I have both so before you don't ask me to judge character I would judge thyself for making aqustions about my ability to do so...


well lets hear it then.Mine is i took him the turkey.He kept saying it was ready to put on the form.then last season he said it was almost ready.now he says hes about ready to mount it.


Edited by RAFI (02/08/12 08:26 PM)

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#2750555 - 02/08/12 09:29 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RAFI]
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Yeah and how about my Smallmouth you've had for 12 or so years? Are you still waiting to paint it?

I'm not trying to highjack your thread Rafl but if he's gonna give explinations I'd like to have one too


Edited by Bart 49's (02/08/12 09:32 PM)

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#2754798 - 02/13/12 10:53 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: ]
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If you left a deer head in dec 2010, checked on it in jan 2012, and was told "Im working on it now", how long should it be four your deer head is ready?
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#2758018 - 02/15/12 11:41 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: The Stik]
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No my name is not Skiles and Mr Skiles is behind....but its not all his fault he had 60 plus heads get lost in transition to him.....that causes a major delay....along with mounting in upwards of two hundred deer a year....for a man his age that's pretty darn good.....he has birds that he has had longer than yours and he is doing his best to get them out....he has relates that to all his customers.....if you are not pleased with his speed simply go get your bird.....I myself will wait I know what kind of work he does ....and I don't mind waiting 10 years if I have to.....there is a taxidermist in leniot city who has a 8.5 lb brown trout of mine for 6 years ......does it bother me yes...but I I know he has it and he will get it to me when he can......I don't go posting rude things about him on here.....maybe he has had problems with family and had to take time to fix that......I bet if you asked benny what all has caused him to br behind on turkeys the past 5 years you would be shocked ny his anwser and would regret posting the comment you made.......I can promise you I would I hope I never go through what he has been through anytime soon......that's all I am gonna say on this subject.....
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#2758038 - 02/16/12 03:10 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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But why would he keep taking in hundreds of animals every year when he is 5 years behind?? And why would he not just be honest and tell someone that he's 5 years behind and it might be a few years before he can get started on their mount?? If he is 70 years old there is a chance of him passing on at any time and if that were to happen who knows what would happen to your animal??
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#2758102 - 02/16/12 06:56 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
No my name is not Skiles and Mr Skiles is behind....but its not all his fault he had 60 plus heads get lost in transition to him.....that causes a major delay....along with mounting in upwards of two hundred deer a year....for a man his age that's pretty darn good.....he has birds that he has had longer than yours and he is doing his best to get them out....he has relates that to all his customers.....if you are not pleased with his speed simply go get your bird.....I myself will wait I know what kind of work he does ....and I don't mind waiting 10 years if I have to.....there is a taxidermist in leniot city who has a 8.5 lb brown trout of mine for 6 years ......does it bother me yes...but I I know he has it and he will get it to me when he can......I don't go posting rude things about him on here.....maybe he has had problems with family and had to take time to fix that......I bet if you asked benny what all has caused him to br behind on turkeys the past 5 years you would be shocked ny his anwser and would regret posting the comment you made.......I can promise you I would I hope I never go through what he has been through anytime soon......that's all I am gonna say on this subject.....


So you really believe his story that the guy lost his turkey heads for that long?I could get on the internet and buy a head today from a taxidermy shop so thats no reason.I don't like him lying to me either way.I plan on getting the turkey back next time I go by his place.

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#2758121 - 02/16/12 07:38 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: WORM82]
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 Originally Posted By: WORM82
But why would he keep taking in hundreds of animals every year when he is 5 years behind?? And why would he not just be honest and tell someone that he's 5 years behind and it might be a few years before he can get started on their mount?? If he is 70 years old there is a chance of him passing on at any time and if that were to happen who knows what would happen to your animal??


^^^ Ding, ding, ding! We have a WINNER!! ^^^

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#2758749 - 02/16/12 05:31 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: VolDoug]
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I can't speak for Rafi but I was told he was behind on his turkeys and it would take some time....he has all his animals numbered and written down so losing it if he passes wouldn't be an obstacle....he isn't five years behind either on deer which he specializes in (about a year).....he is an award winning turkey taxidermist and it takes him awhile.....but as previously stated I will wait his work is priced better than any other taxidermist in the area fir the work he does....
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#2790044 - 03/21/12 12:15 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: WORM82]
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Is 5 years the norm with this fellow? Have a friend who took him a deer some time in 2010 and dont thank he got it back yet. have to ask him about it. anybody not got a deer back from him? would thank if much over a year somethings not right.

 Originally Posted By: WORM82
But why would he keep taking in hundreds of animals every year when he is 5 years behind?? And why would he not just be honest and tell someone that he's 5 years behind and it might be a few years before he can get started on their mount??

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#2790047 - 03/21/12 12:20 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
5 years is awhile ......he is usually pretty quick on most stuff ....I am sure he will take care of you when its done.....benny is a hood person and my book and will make things right....

not sure what a punk is or a hood person but what would be pretty quick on a deer?

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#2791449 - 03/22/12 10:04 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: The Stik]
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Good not hood and he is usually 1.5 years out on deer
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#2791523 - 03/22/12 11:27 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: tnturkey30]
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 Originally Posted By: tnturkey30
Good not hood and he is usually 1.5 years out on deer


a year and a half is quick???
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#2791551 - 03/23/12 02:31 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: stik]
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Dude are you seriously saying 5 years is ok? Roflmao
1.5 years on a deer? Lol
12 years for a small mouth? Holy crap
I would be seriously pissed if he was doing a mount for me
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#2791644 - 03/23/12 07:31 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: ImThere]
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sounds like the guy needs to hire some help and get things caught up. Its not that difficult of a concept. If it was me I would go get my stuff and take it somewhere else. Would you leave your truck for a week at the shop to get an oil change?
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#3058036 - 12/01/12 09:21 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RAFI]
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I just learned of this site and the comments you made about Benny this week.First off,if you have a problem with him,go and see him yourself,and I'm sure he will do whatever needs to be done to fix it.As far as his character goes,there is not a more honest and caring man in the world.He always puts friends and family first.You may have a problem getting your bird back,but this whole thing just doesn't sound right to me.I have known him for 50+ years,and I have a home full of work he has done.His work is A NUMBER ONE,and yes it takes a while to get it back,but it is well worth the wait.He is 75 years old,and does all the work by himself,and you don't know the many,many nights he is working until 1 or 2 in the morning,plus in the past few years taking care of relatives that have been gravely ill.Before you judge a man's character,you need to know the man yourself,and do what he does.You have a whole chain of crap started now with your comments,and there is freedom of speech.You can say what you want,but where I come from you see the man face to face,not post chicken crap comments about him.I can give you hundreds of names of very satisfied cutomers from all over Tennessee and other states as well,that will tell you otherwise.As for yor comments,and the trickle down effect.If it loks like chicken crap,and smells like chicken crap,then it must be.
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#3058206 - 12/01/12 11:49 AM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: jhook]
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Well seeing how old this thread is.....

Sounds like some unhappy customers.... Maybe he needs to work on his customer relations or something.... Maybe instead of stringing customers along.... he needs to wrap up business and close shop to take care of ill family members. At some point you have to look at your priorities.

I don't know this guy from Adam.... but you either stick to your word or be in contact with customers about the progress/problems... Unhappy customers is bad for business no matter what the reason.... communication is number 1.
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#3060492 - 12/02/12 09:53 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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The man may be a great person but business is business. You pay someone to perform a service, and if they don't perform that service in a reasonable time (and 5 years is NOT reasonable by any logical person's standards), then people are going to talk about it. Word-of-mouth is a very old way of doing things -- the internet has just made it easier.

I'm sure that the 2 people on here defending him are doing so because they know and like him personally, and that's understandable. But if he is 5 years behind, he needs to stop taking in new animals until he gets caught up rather than telling people "I'm working on it now." My taxidermist quit taking birds years ago because he couldn't keep up with them and his deer, so now he just does deer. Taxidermy takes time, but when you have to wait half a decade to see your animal again -- I would find a new taxidermist. . . immediately.

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#3063105 - 12/04/12 01:38 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: jhook]
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 Originally Posted By: jhook
I just learned of this site and the comments you made about Benny this week.First off,if you have a problem with him,go and see him yourself,and I'm sure he will do whatever needs to be done to fix it.As far as his character goes,there is not a more honest and caring man in the world.He always puts friends and family first.You may have a problem getting your bird back,but this whole thing just doesn't sound right to me.I have known him for 50+ years,and I have a home full of work he has done.His work is A NUMBER ONE,and yes it takes a while to get it back,but it is well worth the wait.He is 75 years old,and does all the work by himself,and you don't know the many,many nights he is working until 1 or 2 in the morning,plus in the past few years taking care of relatives that have been gravely ill.Before you judge a man's character,you need to know the man yourself,and do what he does.You have a whole chain of crap started now with your comments,and there is freedom of speech.You can say what you want,but where I come from you see the man face to face,not post chicken crap comments about him.I can give you hundreds of names of very satisfied cutomers from all over Tennessee and other states as well,that will tell you otherwise.As for yor comments,and the trickle down effect.If it loks like chicken crap,and smells like chicken crap,then it must be.


i have talked to him many times and he has lied to me almost eveytime.that is what pissed me off more than the time.I shouldnt have called him a punk but dont like man lying to me over and over.I doubt I ever get the bird.oh well

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#3063160 - 12/04/12 02:04 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: RAFI]
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Why is it the people defending him keep saying, "yeah it takes a while, but....". 5 years is not a while. 5 years is a long freaking time for anything. I spent 5 years in college. And, I agree with what someone else said...he needs to STOP taking on work!!!
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#3063163 - 12/04/12 02:06 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: BlountArrow]
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...And, RAFI - you will never see that bird again. Let me just go ahead and confirm your suspicions for you.
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#3063376 - 12/04/12 04:05 PM Re: benny skiles is a punk [Re: BlountArrow]
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just saw this rafi. Benny is 75 years old????????? never knew that.
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