Looking for a Good Taxidermist

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2020/05/05 14:43:53 (permalink)

Looking for a Good Taxidermist

My 5-yr old son caught a 17” and a 20” rainbow this past Sunday.  I’d like to get replica mounts made of each one since we released both of them, but I am new to the South Hills and am not familiar with any of the local taxidermists.  Can anyone suggest a good taxidermist in the Pittsburgh area (I’m not against driving up to an hour for good work)?  Thanks!
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    Walleye jigs
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/05 16:29:19 (permalink)
    Use to be, don't know if they're still there, in Bridgeville. They did several fish for me years ago and I was very happy with their work.
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/06 03:27:08 (permalink)
    Billy Shots.....best trout and salmon man in Pennsylvania....Hopewell Pa.
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/06 05:14:55 (permalink)
    Had a replica done once. Wasn't as happy with it compared to a real mount

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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/06 17:20:29 (permalink)
    Lifelike Taxidermy in Franklin, PA...check out their website 
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/07 12:55:08 (permalink)
    congrats on teaching your son about catch and release, 
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/07 19:50:47 (permalink)
    Clete'sTaxidermy. He is in Johnstown. Award winning. He's on Facebook
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/07 21:53:46 (permalink)
    Bryan' Creative Wildlife
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    Bit further north about 1.5 hours.

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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/08 11:52:55 (permalink)
    Not going to recommend or not recommend, just mentioning as a possible option. Probably around 25 year ago I caught an eight pound Largemouth from Castaic Lagoon. I couldn't get the fish revived enough to release it. It just kept lying on it's side. So since I had a dead fish on my hands, I decided to send it to Bass Pro Shop and have it mounted. The skin mount came out pretty nice. I think I paid two hundred something, but that was over twenty years ago.
     
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/08 14:48:44 (permalink)
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/08 18:36:15 (permalink)
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/08 19:22:06 (permalink)
    Is that Young or his champion wrestler brother?
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/08 20:37:16 (permalink)
    I’d like thank everyone for taking the time to answer my post.  I’ll definitely look into each of them.  Thanks again!
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/08 22:15:12 (permalink)
    Walleye jigs
    Use to be, don't know if they're still there, in Bridgeville. They did several fish for me years ago and I was very happy with their work.


    Thanks Walleye for taking the time.  Any chance you remember where in Bridgeville?  It will give me a reason to get out if the house for a while. Thanks again.
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/10 16:30:49 (permalink)
    I wouldn't use the one in Bridgeville unless someone other than who did my wife's smallie is doing them now. She cried when we picked it up, no ****, terrible.

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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/10 16:32:18 (permalink)
    Look into "Mount Me Taxidermy", she is outstanding.

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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/10 16:33:35 (permalink)
    Another option if he is still around, "Sherm's Taxidermy", he did a couple for me, he is very good also.
     

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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/11 20:35:46 (permalink)
    Wildlife creations in scott twp. He does good work and his price was reasonable
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/12 10:52:02 (permalink)
    All I can remember is leaving  Bridgeville heading towards  Cannonsburg  just as you leave town they were on the left.  It's been years since I've been over there. Might try to Google it.
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/12 10:53:53 (permalink)
    Kraus that's the name.
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/17 21:23:52 (permalink)
    Walleye, I know who you’re talking about. I live just up the road. He retired a few years back. It’s now part of the new Sheetz. 
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    Re: Looking for a Good Taxidermist 2020/05/23 00:23:56 (permalink)
    Gouse taxidermy in Portage PA 

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