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Fish And Wildlife Must Be Desperate

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Dave York, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Three different people calling in three days with a barn owl they want mounted. Getting just a tad suspicious.
     
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  2. jigginjim

    jigginjim Active Member

    Testing taxidermy shops as to who would may do something that could be illegal. I had a call once, told the person on the other end about legal papers need to mount an owl. Plus I said I would have them meet with the local CO, when they come over to go over the paperwork. NO calls after that.
     
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  3. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    That's a once every month or two call for me. Usually someone who has found one road-killed. I tell 'em to bury it with a shovel, then bury the shovel!
     
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  4. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    One gal told me she contacted Fish and Wildlife said they didn’t want it and she could keep it. HAH!
     
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  5. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Sure sign of someone full of $hit trying to get over on you.
     
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  6. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Keep in mind I don't even do commercial work for anyone, period. I had a guy come to my electronics repair shop and said he heard I was a taxidermist. He had a red-tailed hawk he hit with his truck (he said anyways). I told him it was illegal and I was not a licenses taxidermist and refused it. Like usual, he said, well I won't tell anyone. Yeah, right! He then told me if I didn't do it he would call TWRA and tell them I offered to mount it for him. I told him to do just that while I was picking up the phone to call them. What this clown didn't know is I record everything that comes into my shop. I saved the tape and called TWRA. They came, watched the tape and took it with them but I never heard a word after that. Set up? Maybe, who knows?
     
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  7. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha. Good going
     
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  8. rigbobby

    rigbobby Active Member

    I always suspect a set up first, so, it never goes past that.
     
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  9. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I just tell them $75,000.00 to mount it , that way it pays all my fines and lawyers fees lol . Haven’t had one dropped of yet lol
     
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  10. crablover

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    I love the yearly visits when they show up with a waterfowl ID book
     
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  11. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Received 2 more calls this week. Today’s one sounds so familiar. “I want to honor the bird by mounting it”.
     
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  12. msestak

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    just tell them to call the best bird taxidermist around and give them the number to USFW
     
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  13. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    They must be calling me after they've tried you! Please tell them not to call Joe afterwards!
     
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  14. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha. Great idea, I’ll refer you all the pets and fish.
     
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  15. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

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    i cant take it right now, busy mounting a bigfoot :)
     
  16. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Sorry can’t take it in right now I have a condor and bald Eagle to mount
     
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