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Best Bear Rugs?
« on: May 01, 2017, 08:01:01 AM »
Looking for a taxidermist who does quality bear rugs. Recommendations?

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 08:04:00 AM »
Just picked up a soft tan/ wall hanger from Nature's Way. They're not cheap but they do stellar work and I'm thrilled with it.

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 08:21:19 AM »
Someone here needs to say it...


Stay away from Michelle Nelson Taxidermy.   Do a little research on this site and you'll understand why.

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 08:23:56 AM »
Zach at rainier taxidermy is good, picking up my rug in a couple weeks!
“In common with”..... not so much!!

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 08:26:56 AM »
I use Tru to life (Jeff reeves) out of east Wenatchee.  He sources the rug part but does everything else.  Rug turned out amazing.....about a 12 to 15 month turn time. 
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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 08:45:47 AM »
All I need is the rug part done. The bear will be tanned already.

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 04:56:46 PM »
Garth at Fidalgo Taxidermy, Anacortes. Haven't seen many hold a candle to his.

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2017, 12:38:14 PM »
Dumont taxidermy studio.
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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2017, 01:16:22 PM »
Dave Jones, Tumwater. did mine it is a beauty
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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2017, 02:24:11 PM »
How about..... umm.... what's her name again??? :chuckle:

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2017, 02:54:52 PM »
Dumont taxidermy studio.

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2017, 12:55:46 PM »
Rod's taxidermy out of Arlington

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2017, 12:59:16 PM »
Garth at Fidalgo Taxidermy, Anacortes. Haven't seen many hold a candle to his.
:yeah: and his wife too...
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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2017, 10:06:05 AM »
I have used Wildlife Creations in Coeur d' alene for bears and lots of other stuff out of state for you  but I think it would be worth if for you-reasonable prices-pretty fast and best of all great work 

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2017, 07:57:51 AM »
Folks mind posting some pictures of examples? Just got notice from my tannery that the hide is ready, so it's time to pick a taxi.

Thanks!
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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2017, 01:15:21 PM »
Zach at rainier taxidermy is good, picking up my rug in a couple weeks!

So I contacted them and asked to see photos of example work. Guy bluntly said he doesn't do that. I then asked if there were references I could call to get an idea of what kind of work they do. Guy said he's been in business 38 years and doesn't need references "or any of that crap." I told him that I had no doubt they do quality work but that references were important to me because one person's taste can be different than another's (while both can be quality).

Guy was a TOTAL DICK and told me go search the web. Frankly, I don't care if Rainier Taxidermy does the best bear rugs in the world, I would never send anyone to them if this guy represents how they do business.

Rylan

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2017, 01:17:12 PM »
That's too bad  :(
$5 is a lot of money if you ain't got it

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2017, 02:39:20 PM »
wow, that's unfortunate

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2017, 02:45:40 PM »
How about..... umm.... what's her name again??? :chuckle:
MNT...I hear you have plenty of time to save up the cash to pay for your mount.  :yike:  :sry:

On a more serious note, my buddy’s rug from Alden looks really nice.

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2017, 09:22:39 AM »
Any idea what it might cost to turn a pelt into a rug?
Have you called your district biologist to voice your concerns?
Have you attended a public meeting on season setting?
You are getting exactly what you deserve from WDFW

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Re: Best Bear Rugs?
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2017, 10:28:12 AM »
To sew a pelt onto a friggin rug??!! Looks like mine is staying a pelt :)
Have you called your district biologist to voice your concerns?
Have you attended a public meeting on season setting?
You are getting exactly what you deserve from WDFW

 

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