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#3460242 - 11/19/13 10:44 AM Duck taxidermy ?
scn
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A landowner friend of mine in IL killed his first duck and wants it mounted. The only taxidermist in his county gave him what I thought was a ridiculous estimate to do it. I told him how to freeze it properly and told him I would make an inquiry for TN taxidermists.

What is the going rate in TN and do you have anybody that you use that does really good work?

If there is a much better deal, He can ship it down, and I'll pick up and transport the finished mount.

Thanks!
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#3460291 - 11/19/13 11:11 AM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: scn]
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Robinson taxidermy
David Robinson 941-2795

I believe his son has taken over most the work do to David's health.
I've never had any duck mounts done but they've done other mounts for me and they do great work right in Nashville. I've seen many ducks he's done when I've stopped in and visited and he does some really good work IMO. Not sure on price but what I've got done has been reasonable.
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#3460315 - 11/19/13 11:27 AM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: scn]
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Also wild wings taxidermy in Nashville. They specialize in birds.

+1 (615) 473-4765

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#3460474 - 11/19/13 01:28 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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$200 dollars is pretty much the going rate around here
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#3460551 - 11/19/13 02:34 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Spoonbillmallard]
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I gave a guy $160 for mine. This was 2 years ago and I still haven't got it back.
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#3460559 - 11/19/13 02:39 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: redheadshooter]
ruger7mag
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X2 on wild wings taxidermy. He does awesome work.
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#3460591 - 11/19/13 03:05 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: ruger7mag]
rukiddin?
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Shane smith at Artistic compositions. He is in North Alabama. He is THE BEST.. He is pricey, but sub par waterfowl mounts are a pet peeve of mine and I say if your gonna have it done, have it done by the best.
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#3460682 - 11/19/13 04:23 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: rukiddin?]
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Wilderness road taxidermy in kingsport. Or nortons in gate city va. Both have web sites check em out. Ive had ducks done by both
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#3460799 - 11/19/13 05:44 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Kritter Gitter]
TNTomtaker01
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Wild wings taxidermy does a great job. I have 4 that he has done for me and very impressed and pleased.
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#3461302 - 11/19/13 09:52 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: TNTomtaker01]
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Go to TNducks and look around. There are a couple of TN taxidermists that are sponsors and they have several pictures to back them up.
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#3461360 - 11/19/13 10:36 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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+1 for Wild Wings.

Brian does great work and will not disappoint.

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#3462300 - 11/20/13 01:29 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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wild wings is the only place i will take mine after seeing his work and having him do some for me.

Hes a super nice guy and knows his stuff

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#3462556 - 11/20/13 03:43 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: tn_duckman]
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Who's duxrus? Wild wings?
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#3462615 - 11/20/13 04:18 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: infoman jr.]
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Thanks, all!
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#3463295 - 11/20/13 09:11 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: scn]
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Duxrus is wild wings.
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#3463505 - 11/21/13 03:28 AM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Southern Sportsman]
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Shane Smith = World champion. Look at his website. Expensive yes! Unbelievable work! I have known him since he was a kid. The first thing he ever mounted was a fox squirrel I gave him.
http://www.waterfowler.net/artistic


Edited by Cottontop (11/21/13 03:31 AM)

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#3463746 - 11/21/13 08:03 AM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Cottontop]
Bo Whoop
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I will agree, Brian Brew at wild wings does an awesome job. That's where my next one will go.
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#3464259 - 11/21/13 12:41 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Cottontop]
rukiddin?
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 Originally Posted By: Cottontop
Shane Smith = World champion. Look at his website. Expensive yes! Unbelievable work! I have known him since he was a kid. The first thing he ever mounted was a fox squirrel I gave him.
http://www.waterfowler.net/artistic


That's who I said in page 1. I've never.....ever......seen waterfowl mounts as good as his..........anywhere!!!!! Money very well spent in my opinion!!!!
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#3464683 - 11/21/13 05:32 PM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: rukiddin?]
Wells Taxidermy
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 Originally Posted By: rukiddin?
 Originally Posted By: Cottontop
Shane Smith = World champion. Look at his website. Expensive yes! Unbelievable work! I have known him since he was a kid. The first thing he ever mounted was a fox squirrel I gave him.
http://www.waterfowler.net/artistic


That's who I said in page 1. I've never.....ever......seen waterfowl mounts as good as his..........anywhere!!!!! Money very well spent in my opinion!!!!
Jerry Freolich In St. Cloud MN. And you will see some just as good. Not knocking Shane he does great work. Seen it in person.

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#3466933 - 11/23/13 05:14 AM Re: Duck taxidermy ? [Re: Wells Taxidermy]
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Another one here for Brian Brew at Wild Wings. He goes by Duxrus on tnducks.
He has done all my mounts.
He has several state championships under his belt and has some very high up clients. Jeff Fisher being one of them.
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