Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Knute78

Taxidermist?

8 posts in this topic

I shot this buck on October 5th and want to get it mounted. I have had some suggestions from friends already. I am looking for a reputable taxidermist in the area, SE MN, who is not over priced and does a quality job. I am looking for your opinions on where and maybe some possible pics of your mounts. Thanks.

Deer1.jpg

9 pointer...5.5 year old (aged by teeth)...130-140ish (getting it scored soon)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure about the mount, but what a nice picture. Enlarged and framed, it would be worth 10,000 words. Nice buck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

larrys taxidermys in stewertville dose great work. my buck last fall was $450. he has a web site with pics of finished mounts.

P.S. nice buck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd take it too Mark Righotti (spelling?) in Viola. He's nationally renowned. I have one done 3 years ago and it looks incredible. My buck that year was 425, not sure how much its gone up. If you take it there you'll see some "big name" hunters bucks in there. Its pretty cool. By the way, what a pig!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a brute! I have seen some of Larry's work with big game although I haven't got anything worth mounting...EVER, but from what I have seen of his work, I would go with him. Actually I think that his son does most of the big game stuff and Larry does most of the fish and turkeys???? I have several fish from him, excellent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It may be a little drive, but I have been bringing mine to Lee's Taxidermy in Prescott. Not sure about everyone elses experiences, but ours have been great. He gets pretty busy, but it has usually taken 3-4 months to get the mounts back and they are always superb.

We used to go to Corcoran's in Hampton, but had a mix up in the capes, so havn't brought a deer back to them. However, any waterfowl to be mounted would be going to them hands down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mark Rigotti is where we took Alex's buck this year. He is a very detail minded artist. Viola Taxidermy, quality and close to Roch! laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I 3rd Mark Rigotti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Net_Man
      I read that they are going to close the walleye season on 9-5-17 regardless of whether the state's quota is met. Fall fishing gone again........    With these highly restrictive regulations that favor ones desire over another's desire will start to pit fisherman against each other.   If we need to have less fishing pressure on the lake then maybe we should close down all of the public launches. Then some would fish other lakes but the balance would be forced to pay to launch at a resort since we are worried about them. Then that extra business could cover their losses if we eliminate live bait which would hurt their fishing launch business. Maybe we should just ban all paid launch fishing and ban all paid guide service on the lake which just brings additional undesired fishing pressure. Maybe restrict the number of hours any one person is allowed to fish the lake throughout the year.   Heck, I would even favor closing walleye fishing for 3 or 4 years straight if that would get us back to some normal regulations.   Yes, these outbursts are why I do not text any more after 10:00 at night. Time to give up the keyboard also.......
    • Borch
      I would look in holes and flats near them.  Deep depends on how shallow the section that you're fishing is.
    • eyeguy 54
      monster quest.  
    • Whiskerbent
      Yeah pike I agree.  Am hoping to head down towards the lake and get to a couple holes
    • monstermoose78
      Going on the hunt tomorrow