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#5623197 - 02/27/15 12:03 AM Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country
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Looks like I am headed to the hill country sometime between April-June for an axis hunt, with the odds being of shooting another exotic.

What would you do about game processing and taxidermy?

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#5623233 - 02/27/15 02:12 AM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
C3 guide Offline
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Depends on where your going to be at there is several great places here. More than any where in the world,

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#5623375 - 02/27/15 07:03 AM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
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Rhodes Bros is Kerrville does both and Gary there does awesome taxidermy.(he did the deer in my Sig)
Tnt Taxidermy is in Ingram and a member, you can look at his work on here. He has my velvet axis right now.

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#5623963 - 02/27/15 11:55 AM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
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Wenzel Lonestar Meat Company in Hamilton does a good job. And Black Dog Taxidermy there is my first choice in central Texas.
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#5624038 - 02/27/15 12:39 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
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I've had good results from Bernhard and Woodbury, both in Ingram.


Edited by Harrier (02/27/15 12:41 PM)
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#5624058 - 02/27/15 12:52 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
utcb Offline
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Are there any good meat processors in Fredericksburg? What about the Llano/Burnet area?
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#5624133 - 02/27/15 01:44 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
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#5624170 - 02/27/15 02:00 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
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Beware of Artistic Impressions. He is a convicted poacher from Wyoming and relocated to Fredericksburg,tx. Search him online and you will find out all you need to know

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#5624270 - 02/27/15 02:42 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: SLR]
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Originally Posted By: SLR
Beware of Artistic Impressions. He is a convicted poacher from Wyoming and relocated to Fredericksburg,tx. Search him online and you will find out all you need to know


I don't know what he's done in the past but he's an excellent taxidermist and came to me highly recommended. I have been to his shop in F-burg and he has some amazing work on display.

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#5624299 - 02/27/15 02:52 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: kdkane1971]
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Yep. I judge people based on what my experience with them is. Not what they did or didn't do in history. His work is incredibly good and reasonably priced. Outstanding guide as well. Almost every taxi has negative reviews. It's a tough business, and hard to please some people.

That said, if my customers are treated wrong by a taxidermist or guide, I take it personally.
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#5624336 - 02/27/15 03:14 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
SLR Offline
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I can agree with that. You can't change the past. As long as his work is good and he treats his customers right I guess that is all that really matters.

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#5624428 - 02/27/15 04:01 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: SLR]
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Originally Posted By: SLR
I can agree with that. You can't change the past. As long as his work is good and he treats his customers right I guess that is all that really matters.


So far so good. But in business your always on trial in some way. Ranches, guides, outfitters, taxis, etc.
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#5624544 - 02/27/15 04:46 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: passthru]
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Originally Posted By: passthru
Wenzel Lonestar Meat Company in Hamilton does a good job. And Black Dog Taxidermy there is my first choice in central Texas.


Very good choices!!!!
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#5624800 - 02/27/15 06:21 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
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Pretty sure wenzel only does whitetail during season. No exotics or pigs wild or domestic.
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#5627562 - 02/28/15 11:21 PM Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher]
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