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    Default Best taxidermest in Il

    Just shot my first pintail yesterday on my birthday. Happy birthday to me! Just wondering who in the central il area is the best in your opinions for waterfowl taxidermy? Thanks for the help. By the way, it was a great day with 11 ducks killed.

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    If your willing to ship next day (Alabama)...Ship it to Shane Smith, he's not outrages either...Guy is unreal

    http://www.waterfowler.net/Artistic/



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    here is a great one, and he is located in Pittsfield illinois across from the Foiles Migrators shop..Long Beard Taxidermy Jeremy Priest.. i have a 5 bearded tom there right now that should be done this spring.his mounted anamails look better than when they were alive!!! hope this helps here is his phone # 217-285-1377..........
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    http://www.bradsbirds.com/ in godfrey il

    But if you are willing to ship it send it to jerry at www.flywaytaxidermy.com
    Quote Originally Posted by MORiverman
    I just blew my buddies the other day and loved it.

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    Brads birds is very good.
    Jig is my green headed corn grinder finder.
    One step ahead of the operator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Hintze View Post
    http://www.bradsbirds.com/ in godfrey il

    But if you are willing to ship it send it to jerry at www.flywaytaxidermy.com
    Not a staffer but I grew up with Brad Laaker (Brad's Birds) and he has done a number of mounts for me. Highley recomended.
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    I shot my first pintail last week and I am kicking myself for not mounting it.
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    Brad is one of the best you'll find anywhere. You can see a lot of his work on the fuge in the taxi forum...

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    brad laaker for sure...bradsbirds.com
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    Keith Zurawski
    Keith's Custom Taxidermy
    Wauconda, Illinois

    1001 N Old Rand Rd
    Wauconda, IL 60084 Map

    • (847) 487-4300

    This guy did all the large game mounts for us. He also does alot of mounts for the field museum. He might be expensive I havent seen him in like ten years.
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