Need a taxidermist

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Need the best taxidermist in Ga to mount 2 drake cans we killed down in Darien. I live just south of Brunswick, don’t mind diving a few hours to have them done. Casteel mounted some redheads for me a few years ago but I heard he’s not taking any more ducks to do this year. Who’s the BEST y’all know within 3 hours in Ga or north Fl? Thanks in advance
 
I talked to Rodney two days ago, he has no freezer space due to the 440 deer he received. He said he will take more ducks in a few weeks. He is the only one I would take birds to in Ga, dude does phenomenal work.
 

COYOTE X

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South Georgia Taxidermy - Nathan Padgett - Telfair County/Jacksonville Ga.
Good man, does great work.
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mattuga

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I talked to Rodney two days ago, he has no freezer space due to the 440 deer he received. He said he will take more ducks in a few weeks. He is the only one I would take birds to in Ga, dude does phenomenal work.
Another vote for Rodney. There are a few others in GA I've seen that do exceptional work.
 
Dana Stanford. Hes not only one of the best in Ga...hes one of the best in the world. He is the curator for Fernbank in Atlanta...the natural history museum. He only does birds.
 

killerv

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Rodney, don't have to get it to him now, it will be after turkey season before he starts on them anyway.

I used a guy out of Gray once when Rodney was backed up, I should have just waited. Mount was so bad I gave it away....just couldn't look at it. Plus the price he quoted me went up 25 bucks by the time I picked it up, he said "the price of eyes went up". Driftwood had red clay on it to top things off. What a joke. Learned my lesson.
 

ejm

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Another vote for Rodney Casteel. His work is unquestioned. Plus, you can hit the clearance section at the Bass Pro distribution center.
 
Refer to above... Travis is good. I checked back before Christmas for a buddy of mine and he's at least a year out. Trails End is about the same. Another guy I know isn't doing ducks this year due to the number of deer he has. Good economy means people have a little extra in their pocket to spend on non essential things. Good problem to have I think. Good luck.
 
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