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    Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    Hi all,
    I took a nice black bear over the weekend that I would like to have the hide tanned. Can anyone recommend a good taxidermist within a reasonable distance from Golden, BC?
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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenthumbed View Post
    Hi all,
    I took a nice black bear over the weekend that I would like to have the hide tanned. Can anyone recommend a good taxidermist within a reasonable distance from Golden, BC?
    not sure what you consider reasonable distance but the new one in merritt gets pretty good reviews from what I heard as far as tanning goes.

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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    Flint fur tannery in Cranbrook

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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    I second going to Merritt, Ray Wiens has done a few animals I have taken. Always great work done by him, he has an apprentice now too that has good work.
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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    Quote Originally Posted by pappy View Post
    I second going to Merritt, Ray Wiens has done a few animals I have taken. Always great work done by him, he has an apprentice now too that has good work.
    I believe ray has separated the taxidermy and the tanning, I believe you can still send your animals to him, but he just passes them off to the outfit in lower Nicola if I’m correct.

    either way, it’ll get done and done right don’t hesitate to go to Ray.

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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    I have an Elk done by Ray when he was in Aldergrove, did a fantastic job. There were many animals in his shop when I picked it up and they were all very well done. Tar, goats, sheep and a couple bears, wouldn’t hesitate going back to him

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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    I’ll throw another recommendation for Ray. I was very happy with the bear hide I had him tan and his customer service was A+
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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    Lino Grifone in Castlegar is excellent.

    https://mountainculturegroup.com/lin...-of-taxidermy/

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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    Phillip at Apex wildlife Art in Cranbrook does amazing work.
    He is a true artist, reliable and a great person.
    He did a mule deer for me that is stunning, his attention to detail is the best.
    Highly reccomend.
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    Re: Taxidermist in the Kootenays

    Apex wildlife Art!

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