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Great cougar taxidermy...
« on: November 28, 2017, 05:27:28 PM »
Not mediocre or decent, looking for something better than that. Anybody come close to P. Soucy quality somewhat locally? Would love to hear your thoughts, buddy and I were fortunate enough to call in and kill a giant and he wants to honor it with a full body. Thanks!
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 05:38:36 PM »
Dan over here in wenatchee did what I think is a great job on my dad's cat.
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 05:53:15 PM »
Charlie on this site (or used to be) has the most lifelike cats I've seen. Not that I'm an expert but if the eyes aren't perfect it makes it look not right.

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 06:21:48 PM »
We need pics!!

Charlie did mine. I love it  :tup: not sure where he is at as far as taking work these days tho.

  I have never seen his cats in person but the pics from Natures Way on here, fb, and word of mouth all the cats look superb. I would take a cat to him for sure.

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 06:35:04 PM »
Mike at natures way. If it’s indeed “huge” save his $$ and take it to soucy...
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 06:43:56 PM »
Not sure on cats but peters taxidermy in graham has a great reputation and is well known.

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 07:52:22 PM »
Life like taxidermy, in Carmen ID.  You will have to ship or drive your hide there but he is as good at Soucy.  That's who is used for my lion and I would not go anywhere else if I do another

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 08:32:42 PM »
Just looked, yep he does *censored* lions.....
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 08:36:05 PM »
Jug Blankenship did my lion and a couple stubbies did great work but passed away a few months ago. Cats isn't something to save money on in my opinion ....






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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 08:50:56 PM »
Life like taxidermy, in Carmen ID.  You will have to ship or drive your hide there but he is as good at Soucy.  That's who is used for my lion and I would not go anywhere else if I do another

Wow, those are some sweet lions!  Here's the link to photos if anyone else wants to take a look.

http://www.lifeliketaxidermycarmenid.com/photo.html


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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2017, 06:32:52 AM »
  Thanks for the replies and pm's fellas. Some nice options. Yeah they really are a difficult critter to get right, that's why he is doing some serious looking before making a decision. There are some great taxi's on this site and this thread is in no way  disrespecting them, like I said just weighing as many options as possible :tup:
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2017, 07:38:57 AM »
I'd recommend nature's way  :twocents:

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2017, 07:52:04 AM »
here's the one I had Life Like do a few years ago.  IMO, he's the best cat taxidermist in the NW.  I wouldn't gamble with a new or un tested taxidermist on cats... they are tricky to get right

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2017, 11:42:58 AM »
That's a beaut!
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2017, 01:01:02 PM »
We need pics!!

Charlie did mine. I love it  :tup: not sure where he is at as far as taking work these days tho.

  I have never seen his cats in person but the pics from Natures Way on here, fb, and word of mouth all the cats look superb. I would take a cat to him for sure.
Apparently Charlie is only doing Taxidermy work for friends these days.

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2017, 02:20:56 PM »
I don't want to speak for Charlie but I think he is just working threw a backlog right now
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 02:22:50 PM »
If I couldn't talk Charlie into it I'd be going to Philip Soucy. :twocents:

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2017, 02:56:17 PM »
Soucy would be my #1, he has done cats for close friends of mine and they are all scary good. also Leland over at Big Cat Taxidermy is very good as well but they are in Colorado
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2017, 03:50:19 PM »
Some awesome looking cats in this thread. It is very rare to find a taxidermist that can correctly mount a big cat.  :tup:
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 05:04:52 PM »
Ric shirrod all that's wild taxidermy in tieton did mine. He did a stellar job!
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2017, 05:12:02 PM »
Really cool mount!

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2017, 09:10:07 AM »
Natures way in graham. Mike does the best around.. take a drive and see for yourself.. you'll be happy you did..

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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2017, 09:13:10 AM »
Another vote for Nature's way,  Mike nails the anatomy of cats!
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2017, 03:54:56 PM »
Another vote for Ric @ All That's Wild. Just dropped off my Montana Muley .
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Re: Great cougar taxidermy...
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2017, 08:56:59 PM »
Phil soucy is the cat man! There are other guys that do nice cats. One of the things to getting a nice cat mount is to have a nice cat that has great hair. Hair is one of the keys to a great cat, some cats are just nicer looking than others. We would also do you a nice cat. To tell you that  I’m as good at cats as phil won’t happen. No one else should tell you that either,  he has earned his respect and is a great guy. Good luck to you no matter who you choose.
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