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bigbluepirahna

Fergus Falls Taxidermist

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I'm looking for a taxidermist around Fergus Falls. I usually use a guy in Perham, but since I live here now, I'm looking for a new guy to try. I look for quality first, price second, and speed of completion third.

Has anyone used these shops before and what are your thoughts:

All Game Taxidermy- Underwood

Otter Tail Taxidermy- Underwood

Natural Images- Dalton

(P.S.- It's sunfish this go round)

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I've used O.T. Tax. in the past but I believe all he does now is birds. If its the same guy, he quit doing fish a couple years ago. Might want to check on that. He does excellent work!!!

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IS IT FOR THE BIG BLUEGILL YOU CAUGHT.

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I have three or four nice gills in the freezer. I'm thinking of doing a table mount this time. Looking for someone who gets the color right to match the fish around here. Some people make them too bright and colorful.

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Its always very helpfull to take a photo of the fish when you catch. helps alot with the painting with some reference photo's.

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umm.. the best I've seen for a long time is the guy out of Wheaton. Johnson taxidermy.. it's an hour from Fergus but he does an awesome job on fish..

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