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Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country #5623197 02/27/15 06:03 AM
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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?

Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher] #5623233 02/27/15 08:12 AM
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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,

Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher] #5623375 02/27/15 01:03 PM
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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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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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Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher] #5624038 02/27/15 06:39 PM
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I've had good results from Bernhard and Woodbury, both in Ingram.

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Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher] #5624058 02/27/15 06:52 PM
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Are there any good meat processors in Fredericksburg? What about the Llano/Burnet area?


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Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher] #5624170 02/27/15 08:00 PM
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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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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.

Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: kdkane1971] #5624299 02/27/15 08:52 PM
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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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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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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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Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: passthru] #5624544 02/27/15 10:46 PM
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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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Pretty sure wenzel only does whitetail during season. No exotics or pigs wild or domestic.






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Neil Coldwell has always done right by me and anyone i have sent his way. He will shoot you straight.


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Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Lazyman] #5627653 03/01/15 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted By: Lazyman
Pretty sure wenzel only does whitetail during season. No exotics or pigs wild or domestic.


Wenzel has done Axis for me in June and sausage from whitetail after season. took him some boned out frozen whitetail during turkey season and got Lone Star Brats back. He may have changed that since that was a few years ago.

BJ just has his processing business open in deer season. Black Dog taxi, he will take work in year round.

Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: kmon1] #5629619 03/02/15 05:34 AM
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Don't know abt processing but for Taxidermy I tell everyone about Rob Valle west of San Antonio. He's done great work for me, http://www.hillcountrytaxidermist.com/texas-taxidermist-CONTACT.html


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This was the first season I've used Wenzel on a recommendation from Newjeep. But I have a whitetail mount 12 years old from BDT that looks like I picked it up yesterday. His work looks lifelike and has lasted well.


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Rhodes Taxidermy is pretty good. I have known Gary for a long time and never had a problem with him. I have not used him for the meat processing but the taxidermy work is really good.


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Re: Taxidermy and game processing in the hill country [Re: Roo Basher] #5629990 03/02/15 02:58 PM
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Bernhard's in Ingram for processing.
http://bernhardmeat.com/
Damuth in Brady for taxidermy work.
http://www.damuthtaxidermy.com/



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Thanks Gents, sounds like we'll get it sorted.

Unless I go to Sonora!

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