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Everybody’s Got One....

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Clovis Point, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    No, I’m not referring to opinions... It seems like every taxidermist I speak to who has been in business long enough has their “celebrity I’ve mounted for”... My mentor, did a snook for Kid Rock. The husband of one of my wife’s coworkers father is a taxidermist in Florida and he mounted Vanilla Ice’s kangaroo...

    So what’s y’all’s “famous person i mounted a _____ for”?
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  2. wayne4.jpg Santa Claus He deer hunts.
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  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I did wholesale final cape prep for a taxidermist that did mounts for Cameron Haines, so I prepped several capes of Cameron's for him if that counts.

    For those of you who don't know who Cameron is, he was the editor for Eastman's bowhunting Journal and does videos and such with Joe Rogan. He has also authored several books.
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  4. countrycritter

    countrycritter Active Member

    I haven't mounted anything for anyone famous yet. I also do wild game processing and through that I've processed animals for uncle Ted and Lyn Elliot. I've also done processing for a couple of people with famous names Charlie Brown and Willie Nelson are the ones I can recall right now.
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  5. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    I did a mount for a NBA player and an NFL lineman for the Raiders.
    One of Mckenzie’s reps that comes to Taxidermy shows is from Kannapolis NC. I spent time talking with him at our state show. As soon as he said where he was from I knew
    Who he had done work for. Had some great stories about him too. Dale Earnhardt.
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  6. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    Dwight Evans of the Red Sox (years ago ), a PA deer.
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  7. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

    I have done taxidermy work for Keith Warren. Also Ryan Tucker from the St. Louis Rams/Cleveland Browns and Seth McKinney and other Cleveland Browns players.
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  8. vic h

    vic h Active Member

    Dan Dierdorf St.Louis Cardinals NFL hall of fame lineman. I did fish for him. HUGE man! nice guy. Also did a bobcat for Barkley Plager STL. Blues. I think he's in the hockey HOF but I could be wrong about that. I didn't do work for the next guy but I did have a couple of beers in a corner bar in Reno with Too Tall Jones [Nfl]. Again,HUGE and a good man.
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  9. Cory

    Cory Keep an eye on quality!

    I've done a bunch of work for dead Presidents.;)
  10. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    AHAHAHA This is funny because I mounted a deer for a guy named Tom Collins this year . My sister and I got a great laugh out of this because we both enjoy ourselves a cocktail now and then.
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  11. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    I did a mount for NBA star Chris Weber super nice guy !
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  12. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    In 60 years I never mounted a single, solitary piece for anyone who could claim to be a celebrity. Now I've had a few famous taxidermist in my shop, a few who actually did work there. Ken Walker, Richard Christoforo, Rick Krane, George Dante, Frank Kotula, Dave Houser, Michael P. and a few others. When I was writing freelance, I had Rob Keck stop in
  13. Fermis

    Fermis Well-Known Member

    Well, I can't call myself a taxidermist. I'm just getting into repro fish, for myself.
    My main gig is asphalt seal coating and handyman work.
    I've done work for Ken Dallafior (Det. Lions),
    as well as Mr. Buckless himself (Escanaba in da Moonlight)...Jeff Daniels.
  14. Ron B

    Ron B Life Sucks.....Then comes the death roll!!!!

    George......I'll send you my bear I got in Colorado this year!

    I cant go in a Walmart or restaurant even in another State and not see someone who knows me and have to talk about dam deer hunting!!:mad:
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  15. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    Micheal Sieve artist, Jerry Mathers,Tom Kurz,Babe Winkleman,(Gary Nelson,Thane Hawkins.) local famous buisnessmen)Warner bros studio for "Sheldon" star Jim Parsons tv show,Grumpy old men bait shop mts.But like George my biggest thrill was helping Forest Hart at the shop of Ken Asproth set up an armature for his sculpting demo at the nationals in mpls.
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