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Backwoods Taxidermy - Mineral Wells #6621195 01/07/17 07:07 PM
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Anyone used them? Any reviews?

Re: Backwoods Taxidermy - Mineral Wells [Re: Texican] #7124213 03/27/18 04:28 AM
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I had Jeff Woodard (backwoods taxidermy) attempt to do a bobcat. I wouldnít walk, Iíd run away. The cost for my bobcat was $750 - he took a $400 deposit, he didnít refund. I have included the pic on the day I killed the cat and the second at his shop of what he attempted to pawn off as a cat mount. Heís terrible and was a complete [censored] about him ruining a great looking cat. Pics attached, see for yourself!




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Re: Backwoods Taxidermy - Mineral Wells [Re: Texican] #7124424 03/27/18 01:34 PM
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That's really disappointing to see a bobcat mounted like that. While most of them look pretty bad, yours looks like it was intentionally done to look like a cartoon character!!!

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Always, always, always visit the taxidermist and look at his CURRENT work! Accuracy comes with experience and training, obviously not all have done their homework, however with all the great professional taxidermists in Texas there really is no excuse for not doing your homework. I've been a professional taxidermist for over thirty years and most wildlife artists including me, mount game according to ones training, experience, and desire to perform our very best work, regardless of species, financial gain, or notoriety.
I really regret your mount was not accurate, but you are responsible for your homework.
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Originally Posted By: D. Cavaretta
Always, always, always visit the taxidermist and look at his CURRENT work! Accuracy comes with experience and training, obviously not all have done their homework, however with all the great professional taxidermists in Texas there really is no excuse for not doing your homework. I've been a professional taxidermist for over thirty years and most wildlife artists including me, mount game according to ones training, experience, and desire to perform our very best work, regardless of species, financial gain, or notoriety.
I really regret your mount was not accurate, but you are responsible for your homework.
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This.

Re: Backwoods Taxidermy - Mineral Wells [Re: Texican] #7126697 03/29/18 03:42 AM
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Cats are tough... I've seen more bad than good.

With that said, some taxidermist are good at them - several on here. As stated above, cats require some major investigating prior to picking a taxidermist.

My brother had one of the worst bobcat mounts I've ever seen. It is still a family joke. rofl

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Yes, yes, yes I wonít deny blame here. I was not in my usual hunting grounds, didnít have access to a freezer and made a rush decision to try to preserve best possible. I post for others doing homework and so they may learn from my mistakes. Hope this helps someone out there...
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Re: Backwoods Taxidermy - Mineral Wells [Re: Texican] #7127058 03/29/18 03:35 PM
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just double checking this was the Backwoods in Mineral wells? NOT Little Elm, nevermind I'm thinking of Ricks Outpost.

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Re: Backwoods Taxidermy - Mineral Wells [Re: Texican] #7163092 05/07/18 09:18 PM
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Man what a bummer
I have refrained from having a bobcat mounted due to more bad than good
Deff have to research and study who you use these days
Lots of good taxis but deff lots of bad too
And cats are the hardest to make look good for sure

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