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#5423516 - 11/16/14 03:35 AM Chuck Bartram
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Opened up shop in Midland this past week. Prices are to good to be true. 300 for a WT shoulder and 350 for a Mule deer shoulder.

I'm not bashing the man as I know nothing about him. He was in San Angelo for yrs. Anyone had him do any work and your thoughts.
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#5426312 - 11/17/14 11:27 AM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Ill never use him again...
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#5426689 - 11/17/14 03:14 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Some things should never be purchased because they are cheap. Condoms,parachutes and taxidermy are at the top of that list.
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#5426753 - 11/17/14 03:32 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Registered: 10/17/11
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Rob, you are correct. And sadly, that guy will be have people lined up out the door I bet.

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#5427314 - 11/17/14 06:39 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: rob valle]
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Originally Posted By: rob valle
Some things should never be purchased because they are cheap. Condoms,parachutes and taxidermy are at the top of that list.


roflmao

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#5427486 - 11/17/14 07:43 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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only deer I have on the wall was done by him....didn't know any different when took buck in as far as who coulda done it better in the area...of course this was 7 yrs ago... All I can say is I was pleased the day I got him back and still am today....still get people wanting the story when theyre over!


Edited by bigbroke12 (11/17/14 07:44 PM)

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#5429857 - 11/18/14 05:55 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: rob valle]
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Originally Posted By: rob valle
Some things should never be purchased because they are cheap. Condoms,parachutes and taxidermy are at the top of that list.


I hear ya. I bought some condoms at Kmart now I have 13 kids.
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#5438888 - 11/23/14 04:18 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Originally Posted By: 7mag
Originally Posted By: rob valle
Some things should never be purchased because they are cheap. Condoms,parachutes and taxidermy are at the top of that list.


I hear ya. I bought some condoms at Kmart now I have 13 kids.


Should have bought a bigger box than the three pack!

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#5440265 - 11/24/14 09:05 AM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Now that was funny Rob Valle roflmao
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#5440936 - 11/24/14 03:00 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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I just started an apprenticeship doing Taxidermy. Here's my 2 bits worth... People can charge what they want. Does the quality of the work often reflect the price? I think so... However, I do know the "cost" to do mounts at this point (which is pretty much the same for everyone). So, if you like the person's work and pay what they charge then what's the harm? The guy I am working with does great work and could easily charge $100+ more for each mount. He has a heart for people and he is comfortable charging what he charges and he has tons of work. I think people get greedy, an inflated sense of self, fall in love with money and forget why people want a mount to begin with. It's a business, I realize. I also know there is time involved and each person wants to be compensated for their time and artistic touches to each animal. That looks different for each person and that's the beauty of this great nation. We could live in a place where each profession is given what they will charge for said work. I personally am tired of people crying and griping about it. You think your mounts are worth $750? Cool, charge that. You think they are worth $300. Cool, charge that. The customers will decide what they like and how much they want to pay. I don't think there is any shortage of work.


Edited by pHf Outdoors (11/24/14 03:06 PM)
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#5440962 - 11/24/14 03:14 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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To me there are only 3 kinds of taxi.
Horrid
Passable
Art

Unfortunately some folks base their expectations of what they are going to get based on what they pay.

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#5448783 - 11/29/14 05:21 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Loc: Midland, Texas
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#5450214 - 11/30/14 06:27 PM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Originally Posted By: 7mag
Opened up shop in Midland this past week. Prices are to good to be true. 300 for a WT shoulder and 350 for a Mule deer shoulder.

I'm not bashing the man as I know nothing about him. He was in San Angelo for yrs. Anyone had him do any work and your thoughts.


I would go to his shop and look at his work. Ask to see an example of his typical commercial work and ask him to show you any completion mounts he has done. then decide what you want to do.

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#5473038 - 12/12/14 11:05 AM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Just saw this post. Found an ad of his in the local thrifty nickel here in Midland. Prices are very low and about to have him do 2 Euros for me. His $75 sure as hell beats the $200 my normal taxidermist wanted. Guess I'm about to find out the quality of work he does.

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#5483066 - 12/17/14 09:03 AM Re: Chuck Bartram [Re: 7mag]
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Known as the "worst" taxidermist in the Angelo area.......

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