Try Brandon at Cross hare Taxidermy, did an elk hide for me this summer by hand and it turned out awesome. He is in Waco, but his dad is in the midities I believe, so transport and delivery isnt a problem. I picked my elk hide up from Brandon when he made a delivery to Weatherford. Couldn't beat his price either for an Elk at least unless I shipped to Montana!
Brandon Is on THF, but cant recall his screen name, sorry
Brandon Deaver, Crosshare Taxidermyhttp://www.crossharetaxidermy.com/