Official recommend a taxidermist thread

Official Recommend a Taxidermist

Rodney Baskin in Carrollton is my go to guy. He's done a coon and a gray fox for me that look like they could get up and walk away at anytime. I worked for him for a few weeks when I got out of high school and observed the great care he took in every mount big and small. He will be getting my business from now on I assure you.
I would definitely recommend Wendell at North Runner Taxidermy.
12481 GA-18, Williamson, GA 30292.
(770) 567-9653.
He refurbishes old mounts, does full body mounts, and has a large showroom full of stuff he has done which made me feel quite confident leaving my buck and duck with him. He even reconstructs unique facial features within a particular animal species if you give him necessary pictures and dimensions. He listened to all of my pet peeves about mounts and truly satisfied me personally, which is so important due to how varied people's tastes are. IMG_0785 (750x1000).jpg

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And it was a nine month return time which I think is well worth it given the quality of Wendell's work.
The Buck Barn in bainbridge is one of the best around. The guy does any style and animal type of mount you can think of. He showed me a European mount that he did where he had a skull and put another deers rack on it and you'd have to have a microscope to tell he changed the antlers out. His name is Stacy(sp?) I highly recommend this guy
Southern Taxidermy in Adel. Also does tanning 229-896-1270 one of the best around with years of experience. Done everything from deer to fish to ducks and exotics. Even a few life size elephants.
Johnson County - Dublin Georgia

Knight's Wildlife Studio
1220 North Jefferson Street
Dublin, Georgia 31021


30 years experience. Lots of Taxidermist awards state and national level.

Does it all. The shop can tempt you with ideas for your mount when you see the variety of ways he is working on or had completed others work

I wouldn't go to anyone but Rodney Baskin in Carrollton. I know he's won first place in competitions and does beautiful African game to turkeys to detailed whitetails for reasonable fee. Awesome work and a good guy. 770-832-2915


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Rick and Nickie Carter. Located just outside of Athens. Exceptional taxidermists and great people! Check them out at
The Carters get another vote from me. This was my son's first deer. We found it three weeks and a lot of rainin after he shot it. Mother nature took it's toll so I researched taxidermists before deciding where to take it. Glad I chose Rick.


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Chris Fortner's best gallery is his instagram page -@fortner taxidermy. He does some truly amazing work.

You get what you pay for. The attention to detail is incredible. I picked up 2 deer from him last season and there’s still 3 more from my land in his freezer’s.

An archery buck.


Beech Creek Taxidermy in Winder. Great attention to detail and turn around time.