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Tannery in Kerrville Texas

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by breeze, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Yep, he'll be picking up and delivering my way next week :)
  2. Joe Kish

    Joe Kish Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I checked this out.

    Don't any of you fellas know Pete Alaniz? I don't recall the name of his business but he's a personal friend and did a few pieces for me and it's good work. He's just a few miles south of Kerrville on #16 headin toward Bandera. He's been there for years. Used to work for Woodbury's. He knows his stuff. Does mostly wet tanning. That's what his customers want. He's Texas born and bred. Send me a personal and I'll be glad to give you his phone number.

  3. gab

    gab Active Member

    Shhh!!don't make the little guys too public,they get swamped.pete is a great guy though.but I hear he's got one shop that's going to send him over 300 capes this fall,so I don't know how backed up he's gonna get.
    He actually does a pretty good flat hide too,something most Kerrville guys don't do.
  4. How many tanners can one town have? Send some of them guys up here!
  5. gab

    gab Active Member

    4 larger tanneries and about 5 or 6 of the garage guys.but we have at least 50 taxidermists.that one taxidermist for every 500 people.
  6. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

    I heard that Cody, Wy has 48 taxidermy shops, ten or so big shops and a bunch of guys doing it out of their homes, but with only 10,000 residents, that's one taxidermist for every 208 people
  7. Kim Owens

    Kim Owens Are we there yet?

    Joe- shut your mouth.
  8. gab

    gab Active Member

  9. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Jose is in way over his head and still going through 'personal crap'...... I have about 10 capes left with him then I'm filing for divorce & moving on :)
  10. gab

    gab Active Member

    don't expect things to get any better if you use a bigger tannery.it's the same scenario that also happens to taxidermists :they grow and when they grow they hire more people who are less qualified and quality turnaround and organization go downhill.
    IMO the solution would be for a tanner to look at what they can complete with the qualified help and make the money they need to make and go find two or three goodsized shops that pay immediately and pick up immediately and limit themselves to producing for those guys.
    John C likes this.

    JTAXIDERMY629 New Member

    Do you have Camacho's phone number? I would like to give him a try this year. You can text or call me at: (956) 821-7922
    Thank you,
    Javier Jerez
    Jerez Taxidermy Studio
  12. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    Love seeing old post
    Like Michael P what ever happened to him?
  13. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    I was so enthralled
  14. He was last on here in 2017. Dead?
  15. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

    do you realize this post is from 2013?