Non-Typical Wildlife Artistry - Taxidermy by Bill MacFarland
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Quality



The Bitterness of Poor Quality Remains Long After
The Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten...



Choose your taxidermist carefully.

We've all heard the horror stories regarding poor taxidermy... mount deteriorates, bugs, not your animal, poor quality and the list goes on... When choosing a taxidermist make some educated decisions and don't shop by price alone!

Is (s)he licensed by the state?

In Pennsylvania, a taxidermist must be licensed by the PA Department of Agriculture. In the case of waterfowl or migratory birds, a taxidermist must also hold a federal taxidermy license.

Reputation.
Simply put, "Have you heard anything bad about the person?" If so, check it out thoroughly. A taxidermist can never please everyone, but it's not out of line to ask for a client list and simply call a few of these and ask them if they were satisfied with the taxidermy work. Business is built upon quality work and reputation.

Don't be afraid to ask questions.
Will you guarantee your work? Do you use professionally tanned skins? May I see a few finished mounts? Above all, go and look at the individual's work, don't just shop for a cheap price and quick turn-around over the phone. Make an appointment with the taxidermist and ask your questions directly.

Price.
Price of the finished mount is always a tough call and sometimes hunters get hung up on the price alone. Consider price carefully and always remember the saying "you get what you pay for" wasn't dreamed up yesterday. If one taxidermist is mounting deer heads for $150 less than others, be wary of the quality. Buy the best quality you can afford. After all, you may have waited a lifetime for this special trophy. Choose your taxidermist carefully to assure your trophy really will last a lifetime.



Taxidermy by Bill MacFarland – Non-Typical Wildlife Artistry, LLC.
484.938.7747  /   bill@Non-TypicalArtistry.com