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#3117138 - 01/09/13 10:40 PM Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy?
jpwyatt42
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Everyone needs to go try Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy! They do awesome work for awesome prices. Here is a picture of his latest work he sent me.


his email is backwoodsblessingstaxidermy@gmail.com and his website is https://sites.google.com/site/backwoodsblessingstaxidermy/

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#3117174 - 01/10/13 12:07 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: jpwyatt42]
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he's kind of high on the price it seems.. but his mounts look good.
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#3117424 - 01/10/13 08:59 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: deerhunter10]
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Around our area he is one of the cheapest around his deer mounts are $300
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#3117473 - 01/10/13 09:35 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
he's kind of high on the price it seems.. but his mounts look good.


from experience, you get what you pay for in taxidermy work.
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#3117508 - 01/10/13 09:55 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: stik]
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I understand that but around my area we have some top notch guys for around 200 to 225. but he does a good job looking at the pictures.
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#3117624 - 01/10/13 11:25 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
I understand that but around my area we have some top notch guys for around 200 to 225. but he does a good job looking at the pictures.


LOL....WOW
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#3117647 - 01/10/13 11:41 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: tntaxidermist]
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My area 300$ is average for just a no frills no extra shoulder mount. I won't lie though I've been using the same taxidermist since the late 90's and I don't pay the 300$ for mine.. Guess it helps when your pretty good buddies with your taxidermist..
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#3117651 - 01/10/13 11:43 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: tntaxidermist]
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 Originally Posted By: tntaxidermist
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
I understand that but around my area we have some top notch guys for around 200 to 225. but he does a good job looking at the pictures.


LOL....WOW

I wouldn't touch one for that price with a ten foot pole.
I would love to see some of their work. Not saying it isn't good, but if they are just charging $200 they arent making much if any profit if they are using quality materials.
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#3117656 - 01/10/13 11:45 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: lpo1981]
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that it does i don't pay full price for mine so maybe it just seems a little expensive to me... he does do good work and he does coyotes and i do not know many that do so i may go and see him for that.
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#3117673 - 01/10/13 12:00 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: tntaxidermist]
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I'd like to see a top notch 225 mount.
 Originally Posted By: tntaxidermist
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
I understand that but around my area we have some top notch guys for around 200 to 225. but he does a good job looking at the pictures.


LOL....WOW

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#3117683 - 01/10/13 12:07 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
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I don't know how to put the pictures up im on a phone if you p.m. me I will text you or can email you the pictures. he doesn't do it for a living its just a hobby for him he only takes a certain amount of deer a year so he can charge low he just likes doing it.
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#3117691 - 01/10/13 12:14 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: deerhunter10]
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it helps when you know people like that so you don't have to pay full price just saying im not trying to bash his work or prices just not what we pay around here. and 75 or 100 dollars is a big deal in todays economy. he does a good job it looks like on his web site just stating a simple fact for where we live and the people we know.
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#3118029 - 01/10/13 04:38 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
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Talking to him before the only materials he orders comes from mckenzie. But I have always heard good work and cheap and cheap work ain't good . But anyways he's a nice guy and easy to work with.
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#3118259 - 01/10/13 07:00 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: tntaxidermist]
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 Originally Posted By: tntaxidermist
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
I understand that but around my area we have some top notch guys for around 200 to 225. but he does a good job looking at the pictures.


LOL....WOW
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#3118533 - 01/10/13 09:26 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
he's kind of high on the price it seems.. but his mounts look good.
you get what you pay for

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#3118576 - 01/10/13 09:56 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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I use a guy that charges $265 and he does dang good work. I would've never thought that you could get decent work at that price but I had to find someone new when my taxidermist quit. Believe me I was hesitant, but this guy turned out to be really good. I just hope he doesn't realize how good he is and start charging more.
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#3119935 - 01/11/13 09:59 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: ghosthunter]
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I just looked at the website listed above and I beleive the guy that runs taxadermist is the same man that killed the monster muzzloader buck from earlier this year in Jamestown that could be a state record. Call it a photographic memory!
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#3119967 - 01/11/13 10:55 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: volunteer1]
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Mounts finished today by backwoods blessings
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#3120143 - 01/12/13 07:32 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: jpwyatt42]
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looks good.
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#3120249 - 01/12/13 08:48 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
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I can tell you that we use McKenzie supplies and charge $240.00 for a full shoulder mount. We take 10-15 heads a year, (dad has been doing it for 30yrs) to pay for elk license and cabin for our annual Colorado Elk Hunting Trip. I have no shame in telling you that with that price we clear about $115 a mount. That price includes a panel. BUT, if i were to do this for a living, i would not touch one for a penny less than $300.00. I guess what i am trying to say is "Dont judge someones mount quality by their price till you have seen it in person". My .02
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#3120340 - 01/12/13 10:36 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: WG Taxidermist]
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 Originally Posted By: WG Taxidermist
 Originally Posted By: tntaxidermist
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
I understand that but around my area we have some top notch guys for around 200 to 225. but he does a good job looking at the pictures.


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#3120496 - 01/12/13 12:48 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: buckmaster 320]
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got a coyote i want done but the one they have pictured don't look so good.
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#3120876 - 01/12/13 06:23 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: stik]
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That was the second mount he ever did
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#3121003 - 01/12/13 07:38 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: volunteer1]
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 Originally Posted By: volunteer1
I just looked at the website listed above and I beleive the guy that runs taxadermist is the same man that killed the monster muzzloader buck from earlier this year in Jamestown that could be a state record. Call it a photographic memory!


Good catch also appears the original poster is the taxidermist from backwoods blessings taxidermy and hunter of the giant muzzle loader referring to himself in the third party .

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#3121508 - 01/13/13 07:34 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: strshooter;)]
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Yep.
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#3121645 - 01/13/13 09:21 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: JA1234]
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Well I'm sorry buddy and if my mounts don't please u that is fine but my work is quality and I don't believe my eyelashes do point towards the sky. I won't let one user who says I do bad work effect me when I have had many other applaud my work thanks for your two cents though
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#3121683 - 01/13/13 09:51 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
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 Originally Posted By: Wells Taxidermy
I'd like to see a top notch 225 mount.
 Originally Posted By: tntaxidermist
 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
I understand that but around my area we have some top notch guys for around 200 to 225. but he does a good job looking at the pictures.


LOL....WOW



If you go by price your crazy. Theres a guy in my area who charges 500. he went up just because he got a few of brenda valentines and some knight and hales deer. after that he went from 300 to 500. just because hes 500 now dont mean hes any better than the next one down the road at 350.

heres my taxidermist which happens to be my uncle and i think its top notch. its not 225, but it was 250

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3119630&page=1#Post3119630
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#3121701 - 01/13/13 09:57 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: rem270]
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He does great work too man it looks good
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#3121704 - 01/13/13 10:00 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: jpwyatt42]
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You can't tell someone's quality by price it's impossible depends on why your in it in the first place. If its just something u enjoy doing then u can charge whatever you want. If your trying to make a little money at it you just have to charge a little more
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#3121714 - 01/13/13 10:05 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: jpwyatt42]
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 Originally Posted By: jpwyatt42
Well I'm sorry buddy and if my mounts don't please u that is fine but my work is quality and I don't believe my eyelashes do point towards the sky. I won't let one user who says I do bad work effect me when I have had many other applaud my work thanks for your two cents though


I think the deer mounts look good. didnt look at any others.
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#3121715 - 01/13/13 10:05 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: jpwyatt42]
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 Originally Posted By: jpwyatt42
You can't tell someone's quality by price it's impossible depends on why your in it in the first place. If its just something u enjoy doing then u can charge whatever you want. If your trying to make a little money at it you just have to charge a little more


your exactly right thats what i was trying to get at in my post above.
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#3121720 - 01/13/13 10:09 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: rem270]
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I agree with you on the price thing I think the deer mounts look good. but for me im lucky enough to get a good deal. keep going on the more you do the better youll get. people aren't going to sugar coat it on here learned the hard way just like you are learning but they are just trying tom help. practice makes perfect so just keep on doing what your doing. I didn't see a price on European mounts how much for them?
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#3121735 - 01/13/13 10:20 AM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: deerhunter10]
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50 for just the skull 75 with plaque
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#3127145 - 01/16/13 05:43 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: jpwyatt42]
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Its amazing how some can charge $500 and be covered up with work.
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#3127279 - 01/16/13 07:01 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: jpwyatt42]
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 Originally Posted By: jpwyatt42
Well I'm sorry buddy and if my mounts don't please u that is fine but my work is quality and I don't believe my eyelashes do point towards the sky. I won't let one user who says I do bad work effect me when I have had many other applaud my work thanks for your two cents though
Do you do them or your buddy? Anyway the mounts look great and the price is normal for my area.
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#3127541 - 01/16/13 09:13 PM Re: Tried Backwoods Blessings Taxidermy? [Re: elkman]
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 Originally Posted By: elkman
I can tell you that we use McKenzie supplies and charge $240.00 for a full shoulder mount. We take 10-15 heads a year, (dad has been doing it for 30yrs) to pay for elk license and cabin for our annual Colorado Elk Hunting Trip. I have no shame in telling you that with that price we clear about $115 a mount. That price includes a panel. BUT, if i were to do this for a living, i would not touch one for a penny less than $300.00. I guess what i am trying to say is "Dont judge someones mount quality by their price till you have seen it in person". My .02


I totally agree with you. I have been involved in it for 43 years and if people think that price is a indicator of the quality of work in the taxidermy world they are dead wrong. I have seen some $600 to $800 deerhead mounts from out west that were absolute junk. How can they charge that price you ask....In those cases they were taxidermist who were tied into an outfitter and mounted his clients heads for them as part of the hunting package options. Plus unlike back here in the East where taxidermist are a dime a dozen, they had very little competition locally. It could be hundreds of miles between taxidermist. Now having said all that ,in most cases there is a price threshold that if you fall below it can be a red flag as to type of work. Various factors go into what people charge and the large flucuations in cost from one taxidermist to the next. There is pretty much a base supply cost that goes into the mounting of a deerhead depending on what method is used. The additional cost is pretty much dictated by the location and what the local economy can sustain. The other factor is what the taxidermist thinks his time is worth which in a lot of cases is ego driven. A person who is doing taxidermy for a living would have a hard time making a good living off of a $200 deerhead mount. He would have to mount a large number as in 100s to make it profitable plus do other species such as birds and fish and etc. to really sustain a quality profit. This is one of the main reasons you have so many people start up fulltime taxidermist business only to foldup tent in a short time because of what is referred to as BURNOUT. There are only a small handfull of fulltime taxidermist that manage to have longevity at the business and they usually have a team of apprentices or outsource portions of their work just to keep up. It can be overwhelming if you do not manage it closely, you have to know your limits. There is a element out there that just do it as a hobby because they just enjoy the art and like to keep it enjoyable by only doing it as a hobby and do excellent work. They are a limited few but are there and in most cases have a small limited select clientel they deal with, most being friends Getting to be on their friend list can be difficult sometimes. The worst thing a fulltime taxidermist can have is a LOT OF FRIENDS because he will go broke. They are the ones that are always wanting a favor and cost cut ...

What it comes down to is the hunter himself to educate himself as to what a quality mount should look like. I would suggest when available going to a event that has a taxidermy display such as the Wild Turkey Convention here in Nashville where they have a deerhead competion with dozens of mounts to be judged . Observe the different mounts and note detail such as the eyes and nose and such. Most of your average hunters have no idea as to what is top notch and average work. They are mostly focused on the headgear (antlers) rather than taking the time to observe actual deatail of the animal itself. When I started out as a 17 yr old I thought I was pretty good but when I went to an event here in Nashville a few years later that had mounts on display only then did I realize how sorry my work was and really more or less embarassed. I used it as an incentive to do better and learn. For what it is worth your work is far better than mine was then....keep learning and enjoy the art.

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