I hate to post this...but was forced to. Everyone needs to be aware and to stay away from Nature's Art Taxidermy here in Montrose, CO. This guy moved here a short time ago from Texas. If you look up his name on the net (one thing I should have done before doing business with him) you will soon find that he is not spoken of highly on the taxidermy talk forums due to numerous shady deals around the country. He may be a good taxidermist but is a lousy business man. I gave this clown my Pope & Young black bear hide and $600 up front to complete a bear rug for me back in September, 2013. In December of last year he texted me wanting another $300 to help him get some hides back from the tannery and he would call my $1200 bill paid in full. I almost fell for it and took $300 to his shop on West Main St. here in Montrose only to find out it was now vacant and he never told me. Needless to say, I took the money back to the bank and that caused Mr. Gary Weir to get upset. So upset that he basically refused to complete my rug and I now have to take him to small claims court. This guy is a fraud and has been doing this to others in the Montrose area as well as Texas and around the country. He told me he wanted a "new start" in Montrose and this is what he does. I will continue to let everyone know about this guy as no one should have to go through this especially on a trophy bear. I'll get another one this fall and will take it to a reputable taxidermist here in the area. PLEASE pass this around to others you know who may be looking for a taxidermist. This guy has lied over and over in texts and in person about what and how he was going to get this done. None of it is true and it only serves to buy him time. I am also trying to verify something else I heard through the Montrose County Jail. Please stay away from this business. If he treats people in the hunting and taxidermist industry, imagine what he will do to the regular Joe? I run a archery pro shop and full 3D range out here and I am now in the process of letting everyone know.