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I'm Very Impressed With Matuska Taxidermy Supply!

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by wrightwaytaxi, Sep 29, 2022.

  1. Such a great company to order from! They are super helpful, customer service is top notch! They shipped my stuff fast! I've never purchased from them before, but I just felt the need to write how impressed I am of their business! Don't hesitate for a second in using them! I'm making the switch to Matuska exclusively!!
    AFTHUNT, Rob43, msestak and 3 others like this.
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    They have always done me good. They are somewhat limited on what supplies the have to sell, but I have always used them over other companies when I can.
    msestak, LordRusty and wrightwaytaxi like this.

  3. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

    Matuska is an excellent company
    msestak, LordRusty, Richard C and 2 others like this.
  4. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Great company to do business with. Never had an issue with them. Plus, they give you a piece of candy with each order!
    huntpa, msestak, LordRusty and 4 others like this.
  5. qltycapes

    qltycapes Well-Known Member

    Good people, good business, plus they carry Gary Zehners old mannequins
  6. Robert Baker

    Robert Baker Well-Known Member

    Unless you order a few hundred dollars in digital downloads from them yesterday with the caveat "Download links will be provided immediately after checkout". Day later and they still are not available.

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  7. I noticed that, I thought to myself, maybe someone accidently dropped it in there, lol!! My daughter grabbed it right out of my hands and popped it in her mouth, lol!!
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  8. Sounds like that is probably some technical issue they will have to figure out with their website. Seems like you can't trust technology anymore! I hope they get it sorted out for you.
    msestak, Deadduck and Robert Baker like this.
  9. I've never used one, I will have to check them out!
    msestak likes this.
  10. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    You'll have to be quicker than that dad! I think the candy is kind of like their trademark! Occasionally they forget to include it but who cares. I ribbed them once about it when I called in an order so they made up for the missed piece by giving me two plus another for the order! Also...they don't rip you off on shipping. I can get two boxes of equal size and weight from Matuska than another supply house who shall remain nameless (and I live a hell of a lot further way) for less than one from the other supply house.
    Johnnyclyde, Rob43, msestak and 2 others like this.
  11. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Research Mannikins and Matuska are my go to's. Headquarters and Joe Coombs are next in line. With those 4 companies, I can usually get something that is close to or exactly like McKenzie.

    I placed an order for a turkey form from Joe Coombs. Research had a similar form, but I wanted to use an Anthony Eddy cast head and Research only sells Stephon Savides heads, whereas Joe has both.
    I placed an order for wire and scalpel blades from Matuska, because the had what I need and the other two did not and for some reason that piece of candy is a selling point for me.

    What I wanted to do was try Shanes new standing turkey form from McKenzie. And while I was there for that, get the heads and wire in one stop.

    I would rather support the smaller companies and use a form that might not be as good as Shane's right out of the box. That shipping charge really makes me balk.

    If I was operating as a business, things might be different, but I doubt it.
    pir^2h, Rob43, msestak and 2 others like this.
  12. Josiahjones

    Josiahjones New Member

    I've used matuska almost exclusively and the order usually shows up before the shipping confirmation. Great bird products too. Little short on materials at times tho
  13. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Matuska Taxidermy Supply, Research Mannikins, Headquarters Supply, Joe Coombs, and OTS when they have a headform or lifesize I can use. These are my 'go-to' suppliers, and have been for many years. Good supplies and forms, and good folks!
  14. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Also, I don't overlook Amazon. I bought formalin and glycerin from them for bird foot injecting, Apoxie Sculpt and some other odds and ends and free shipping!
    Last edited: May 30, 2023
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  15. tat

    tat Active Member

    have had great success with Matuska on there Wt manikin items highly recommended and doing less WT business with McKenzie great service still have to order McKenzie African ECT. as they have a monopoly on manikins for what I need !!!!!
  16. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I ordered wire, neck material, small foam base and scalpel blades one day. The next day, realized that I forgot to order glycerine. So, I ordered that the next day. I got the glycerin in the USPS in like 3 or 4 days and the rest they sent Fed Ex. It is due in next Wednesday. I have never had USPS beat Fed Ex in delivery speed. 2 boxes, 2 pieces of candy.