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Title: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: blacktailer on October 14, 2019, 02:33:48 PM
A buddy of mine's son shot a nice whitetail on the opener.  His name is Colin and a student at Boise State and his Dad lives in Vancouver.    Colin would like to get the buck mounted but is somewhat on a limited budget.  They were wondering if anyone could recommend a taxidermist down in the area for a reasonable price.  I'd rather not turn this into a thread about "getting what you pay for in taxidermy."  I get all of that, and it is very true in a lot of cases.  This is a buck that he's kind of on the fence about mounting so I told him I would come on here and ask the question.   Thanks...   
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: blacktailer on October 14, 2019, 02:34:13 PM
Sorry about the sideways pics....
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: Spuddieselwwu on October 14, 2019, 03:01:04 PM
I use Jennings taxidermy in Rainer, OR.  Affordable, fast and good quality.
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: blacktailer on October 14, 2019, 04:26:25 PM
Good to know Spud.  Thanks.  I'll forward on the info.
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: dilleytech on October 15, 2019, 11:19:12 AM
Have you suggested a European mount? Basically free to do yourself and looks better then a stuffed animal.
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: lamrith on October 15, 2019, 11:26:39 AM
Little farther north, but Black River Taxidermy in Rochester does incredible work.

Joel is really good at listening to your ideas and working with them/taking them to the next level.  He did the Euro in my avatar after I said I wanted the state and arrow included in it.
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: Pete112288 on October 15, 2019, 11:29:06 AM
This guy has good pricing, and some discounts available. He has my elk right now, in Vancouver. Great guy too. Probably can work on payments.
https://danstotaltaxidermy.com
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: blacktailer on October 15, 2019, 04:08:02 PM
Thanks for the additional responses.  I passed these along as well.   The help was appreciated...
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: Cheston32 on October 16, 2019, 03:55:52 PM
Have you checked out Vancouver Taxidermy? The owner there is a master. I just sent him my elk hide. Unlike most of the other taxidermist he can do the entire process.


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Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: hunting4sanity on October 16, 2019, 05:06:56 PM
That's a great looking buck and would make a great euro mount, but I prefer shoulder mounts most of the time. Jim August Taxidermy in the Portland area did a great job on some African animals for me, not sure if he's got a website or just Facebook.
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: Spuddieselwwu on October 16, 2019, 07:13:16 PM
Good to know Spud.  Thanks.  I'll forward on the info.

I actually was just told that Randy passed away on Oct 11, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: HntnFsh on October 16, 2019, 08:10:12 PM
Good to know Spud.  Thanks.  I'll forward on the info.

I actually was just told that Randy passed away on Oct 11, unfortunately.

Wow, that sucks. Hadnt heard that!
Title: Re: Taxidermist in Portland/Vancouver area
Post by: buggy on October 16, 2019, 08:15:39 PM
Cory Wright is in Troutdale area.