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Offline O. hemionus

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Bear half mount taxidermists
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:30:55 PM »
I've talked to a couple of you on here regarding good taxidermists for a bear half mount for my fall bear that I got this year, but I'm still doing my research and compiling taxidermists/photos. Does anyone know of a fairly local (trying to avoid shipping out-of-state) taxidermist that specializes in bears? If you have any photos of closed-mouth half (or full) mounts, post 'em up! I think I searched through every previous post on the forum trying to find ideas for half-mounts. I don't usually spend much on taxidermy, but this bear was too nice not to have mounted. It will probably be a one-time deal, and I want to make sure I find the right taxidermist for the job.

I've heard good things about Charlie's Taxidermy, but he told me he is only doing work for friends at this point. Does anyone know anything about Alden's Taxidermy? His bears look pretty good, but I'm having a little trouble reaching him.

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 09:35:36 PM »
Mike at natures way hands down he did my last lifesized bear and doing my half mount this year check him out
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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 09:39:48 PM »
Letís see some mounts..Iím on the fence about doing a half mount on mine this year.

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 07:59:38 PM »
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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 08:46:56 PM »
One we did a while ago!
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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 08:48:35 PM »
I like that last one.....very intense but not a bared teeth fake scary.
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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 09:25:13 PM »
Not gonna say who did mine >:( >:(but don't know if you can see the necklace i made out of the teeth and claws not even close looks like he used a cub form and it took 2 plus years to get it back >:(  Really like the way the form is though.  Tired of waiting 2  plus yrs to get my stuff back still waiting on my entiat buck uggghhh !!!!  Anyway all my next stuff is going to Nature's way.  Mike does exceptional work !!!!
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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 10:13:22 PM »
Does a bear half mount cost about the same as a deer shoulder mount?

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 12:10:42 AM »
I like that last one.....very intense but not a bared teeth fake scary.
:yeah:  Very cool :tup:

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 07:14:28 AM »
Nature's way. Did a great job for me!

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 08:24:31 AM »
I would say natures way would be the one to use.

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 06:32:25 PM »
here is my 3 legged bear i shot and had it done in a 1/2 body mount.  was just going to just get a shoulder mount done but was hunting with my cuzin who talked me into the 1/2 body do to the uniqueness of the bear---yeah it cost a lot more but glad i did...cool to look up at the wall and see that every day.  Taxi told me he was sad to see it go out of his front room cuz folks walked in and seen it, commented what a cool mount it was.  I had Zack at Rainier Taxidermy in Roy do the bear .  i had Aldens do a blacktail mount for me and it is beautiful...kinda spendy but you get what you pay for
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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 10:07:36 PM »
Mike natures way does awesome work..

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2017, 10:10:25 AM »
I didn't want the open mouth snarly bear. Mike Casper did the work. He got it just how i wanted.

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2017, 05:16:26 PM »
Heres a few...the 2nd and 3rd pic is a BIG spring bear from earlier this year.
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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2017, 07:05:55 PM »
Like the Spring bear! Very nice!

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2017, 07:31:11 AM »
The spring bear looks great on my wall.  Thanks Joel.

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2017, 08:45:18 AM »
I really like that mount

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2017, 12:25:38 PM »
 :tup: nice

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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2017, 01:07:33 PM »
I think all of our current sponsor taxidermists do pretty awesome work.
I haven't seen Rick from Cedar River Taxidermy mentioned but his work is top notch as well.  I've heard some taxi's aren't taking any more work in this year so be aware of that. Don't have any specific info...just have to ask before you make your decision.
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Re: Bear half mount taxidermists
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 07:01:31 PM »
Thanks for all the info, guys. Had to put the research on hold for a bit due to all the running around during the holidays, but plan on taking it in to someone soon (haven't decided who yet). Hopefully they will still take it  :dunno:

 

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