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#5383935 - 10/27/14 11:43 PM East Texas Taxi recommendations
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Registered: 12/02/08
Posts: 744
Loc: Tyler
I'm located in Nacogdoches but willing to travel a couple of hours to drop off at a good taxi. Anyone have any recommendations?

I've heard Richards is good. I've called a handful of times to check pricing and average turn around time but no one ever answers...

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#5384073 - 10/28/14 06:57 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: brandon f]
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Registered: 10/22/06
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Loc: Big Eddy Road, Noonday
I can recommend Sportsmans' Memory Shop in Grapeland. They did a life-size bear for me, and turn-around was only 6 months. Clayton Williams is their biggest client.

Evelyn and Mike Billington in Andice are excellent too, but they're a long way from Nac.

I have personal experience on who NOT to use just outside of Nacodoches on the east side if you care to PM me.
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#5384088 - 10/28/14 07:12 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: brandon f]
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 19292
Loc: Corsicana
Two of the best already mentioned. Lee Richards and SMS are among the best in the business. Lee is a true artist, but you basically have to drop your animal off, forget about it, and expect a wonderful surprise in about 3 years. He is that slow/busy. But what you get back is amazing.
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#5384275 - 10/28/14 09:14 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: dawaba]
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Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 7901
Loc: Palestine
Originally Posted By: dawaba
I can recommend Sportsmans' Memory Shop in Grapeland. They did a life-size bear for me, and turn-around was only 6 months. Clayton Williams is their biggest client.

Evelyn and Mike Billington in Andice are excellent too, but they're a long way from Nac.

I have personal experience on who NOT to use just outside of Nacodoches on the east side if you care to PM me.


SMS did a goose for me. They did wonderful work and delivered early. They guys there are great and will show you all around the shop and talk taxidermy with you for as long as you can talk. I highly recommend them!
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#5384282 - 10/28/14 09:17 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Originally Posted By: ETX-Gobbler590
Originally Posted By: dawaba
I can recommend Sportsmans' Memory Shop in Grapeland. They did a life-size bear for me, and turn-around was only 6 months. Clayton Williams is their biggest client.

Evelyn and Mike Billington in Andice are excellent too, but they're a long way from Nac.

I have personal experience on who NOT to use just outside of Nacodoches on the east side if you care to PM me.


SMS did a goose for me. They did wonderful work and delivered early. They guys there are great and will show you all around the shop and talk taxidermy with you for as long as you can talk. I highly recommend them!


Delt with them a lot also.. go checkout their showroom they do great work. Palermo In CS is a good choice also
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#5384491 - 10/28/14 11:06 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: brandon f]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Check out B&B Taxidermy on the NW side of Houston. He also has a pick up location closer to Huntsville. He does excellent work and he is back logged but gets animals out when he tells you he will. Just don't expect 3-5 months.
http://www.bbtaxidermy.com/
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#5384623 - 10/28/14 12:08 PM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
rifleman Online   crying
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43788
Loc: Kingwood
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Two of the best already mentioned. Lee Richards and SMS are among the best in the business. Lee is a true artist, but you basically have to drop your animal off, forget about it, and expect a wonderful surprise in about 3 years. He is that slow/busy. But what you get back is amazing.


Lee gets ours. Generally drop off in Nov and get it back sometime the following hunting season or early Spring. He should have gotten 3 mule deer from our group this morning ahead of the opening weekend crowd.

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#5386309 - 10/29/14 08:24 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: rifleman]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 19292
Loc: Corsicana
Originally Posted By: rifleman
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Two of the best already mentioned. Lee Richards and SMS are among the best in the business. Lee is a true artist, but you basically have to drop your animal off, forget about it, and expect a wonderful surprise in about 3 years. He is that slow/busy. But what you get back is amazing.


Lee gets ours. Generally drop off in Nov and get it back sometime the following hunting season or early Spring. He should have gotten 3 mule deer from our group this morning ahead of the opening weekend crowd.


He must really like you. smile
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5386399 - 10/29/14 09:08 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: brandon f]
twitch528 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/10
Posts: 157
Loc: East Texas
Lee Richards. Best around. Yes it sometimes takes a while to get your mount back but it is well worth it. I have one shoulder mount he did for me about 18 years ago and it still looks like brand new. I have used him on 4 shoulder mounts and numerous euro's.

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#5386992 - 10/29/14 12:53 PM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
rifleman Online   crying
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43788
Loc: Kingwood
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: rifleman
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Two of the best already mentioned. Lee Richards and SMS are among the best in the business. Lee is a true artist, but you basically have to drop your animal off, forget about it, and expect a wonderful surprise in about 3 years. He is that slow/busy. But what you get back is amazing.


Lee gets ours. Generally drop off in Nov and get it back sometime the following hunting season or early Spring. He should have gotten 3 mule deer from our group this morning ahead of the opening weekend crowd.


He must really like you. smile


Well he does have my buck from last year so we'll see when I get it back. Know it won't be before Dec bc I haven't gotten the call to see if I have a pose preference.

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#5386997 - 10/29/14 12:54 PM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: brandon f]
rifleman Online   crying
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43788
Loc: Kingwood
All bets are off on other animals. Could be a 3yr deal on bobcats, turkeys, etc.

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#5391658 - 10/31/14 09:13 PM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: brandon f]
DLALLDER Offline
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Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 2856
Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Try Shooter's Taxidermy in Gilmer. Shane is very good and will have your mount back to you in 5-6 months.
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#5395329 - 11/03/14 07:34 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: DLALLDER]
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1600
Loc: Woodville, TX
Gio's Taxidermy in nacogdoches is quality. We use him since Ferris Taxidermy retired.
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#5395400 - 11/03/14 08:02 AM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: Savage388]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 19292
Loc: Corsicana
Originally Posted By: Savage388
Gio's Taxidermy in nacogdoches is quality. We use him since Ferris Taxidermy retired.


Your buck is gonna look great on the wall.
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Originally Posted By: REALKILLER
That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5405997 - 11/07/14 07:37 PM Re: East Texas Taxi recommendations [Re: brandon f]
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Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 154
Loc: Cushing,Tx,
Gio's is very good, just outside of Nacogdoches.

Staying away from Godfrey Taxidermy would be a good idea. PM for details if interested.

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