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    Pronghorn Taxidermy

    Anticipating an 80" speed goat falls to my bullet this fall...

    Who do you all recommend for high end pronghorn taxidermy?

    My local taxidermist who did my last antelope is no longer taking new work I believe.
    Just exploring new options...

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    Masterpiece Taxidermy - Blue Hill Nebraska. World champion taxidermist- nobody touches my mounts but him. I will post pics Monday of my recent antelope he just finished. Todd is just plain amazing in my opinion.

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    What's he charge??

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    Where u hunting exactly and where will u be traveling back to?


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    I use Nature Design in Cody WY. They have done a great job on two of my goats. Not a lot of antelope in my home state so I use them. I like to use a taxidermist that mounts a lot of pronghorn. Most large outfits you can ship to and will have instructions on the web so location is a non factor except for shipping. My local taxidermist do great on deer but don't see many pronghorn. There hide and hair are much different than deer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00BUCK View Post
    I use Nature Design in Cody WY. They have done a great job on two of my goats. Not a lot of antelope in my home state so I use them. I like to use a taxidermist that mounts a lot of pronghorn. Most large outfits you can ship to and will have instructions on the web so location is a non factor except for shipping. My local taxidermist do great on deer but don't see many pronghorn. There hide and hair are much different than deer
    If u have a good knowledgeable taxidermist it shouldn't be a problem, emphasis on good and knowledgeable. However, you should always talk with your local taxidermist to make sure they even want to do it.

    Mounting a mammal game head is the same process practically across the board, having the proper reference and knowing how to read it is the only difference.

    I have seen John Longs work in Buffalo WY and it looks great. Bill Fox in Helper UT is good as well, though I havent seen any goats he has done his deer look great.

    Its best to line one up before you go. That way they can tell you what they want you to do with it. Some say skin it and others say bring the whole thing if possible. Do you want a pedestal, full body, standard shoulder, etc. All important things to consider before you pull the trigger.


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    Living legends in Casper WY does a really good job.

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I would definitely have you call and get photos from different taxidermist. My father shot a beautiful buck back in the 80's and that mount is still the standard for me. I haven't seen much better, but I have seen a lot worse. Everybody likes things a certain way. There are a lot of mounts now that really emphasize the muscles in the face, and go way to far for me. I think taxidermy is a very personal thing. Find the taxidermist that does work that appeals to you.

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    Dennis Purcell has my business. He's in Montana between Roberts and Red Lodge.

    Nature's Design in Cody also seems to do a pretty good job.
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

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    Quote Originally Posted by AT Hiker View Post
    If u have a good knowledgeable taxidermist it shouldn't be a problem, emphasis on good and knowledgeable. However, you should always talk with your local taxidermist to make sure they even want to do it.

    Mounting a mammal game head is the same process practically across the board, having the proper reference and knowing how to read it is the only difference.

    I have seen John Longs work in Buffalo WY and it looks great. Bill Fox in Helper UT is good as well, though I havent seen any goats he has done his deer look great.

    Its best to line one up before you go. That way they can tell you what they want you to do with it. Some say skin it and others say bring the whole thing if possible. Do you want a pedestal, full body, standard shoulder, etc. All important things to consider before you pull the trigger.


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    Correct, it should not be a problem, but I have seen great deer taxidermist butcher pronghorn mounts. Only one way to find out.

 

 

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