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Best Cape Buffalo taxidermist?
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Contributors to this thread:
hunt forever 17-Jun-22
Highlife 17-Jun-22
Guardian hunter 17-Jun-22
kscowboy 17-Jun-22
kscowboy 17-Jun-22
Iowa Rut Nut 17-Jun-22
hunt forever 17-Jun-22
hunt forever 17-Jun-22
billc 17-Jun-22
Kevin Speicher 17-Jun-22
Keith 17-Jun-22
gobble50 17-Jun-22
Jim McNamara 17-Jun-22
gobble50 17-Jun-22
butcherboy 17-Jun-22
kscowboy 18-Jun-22
Pat Lefemine 18-Jun-22
kscowboy 19-Jun-22
Beendare 19-Jun-22
hunt forever 20-Jun-22
kscowboy 20-Jun-22
hunt forever 20-Jun-22
kscowboy 22-Jun-22
Bowfreak 22-Jun-22
From: hunt forever
17-Jun-22
A group of friends and me are heading to South Africa next week. Two of us are hunting Cape Buffalo on the trip. Can anyone recommend a top notch Taxidermy that specializes in Cape Buffalo? It doesnt matter where the Taxidermy shop is located. The Dallas Area is close to my home state but Im open to anywhere. Pictures of others mounts would be amazing.

From: Highlife
17-Jun-22
Dip and ship you will be happier. Find a state side taxi

17-Jun-22
There is a taxidermist in Colorado that I used for the past seven years and could not be happier with all of my African man. He does a great job on Cape buffalo. His name is Cliff from non-typical taxidermy in Delta Colorado. If you PM me I'll send you his phone number

From: kscowboy
17-Jun-22
Brush Country Studios in the Houston area is pretty hard to beat. They've done all our Africa stuff and have done 3 cape shoulder mounts for us.

From: kscowboy
17-Jun-22

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From: Iowa Rut Nut
17-Jun-22

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Joe Meder in Solon Iowa is a master taxidermist and has specializes in African animals. I have had him do several animals including cape buffalo

From: hunt forever
17-Jun-22
Ks Cowboy,

Would you mind sharing the Buffalo mounts they did for you?

From: hunt forever
17-Jun-22
Iowa

Nice bull!!

From: billc
17-Jun-22
already gave you the place LOL kanati studios In Pa best there is

17-Jun-22

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Zimmerman's Wildlife Martinsburg, PA. He is a World Champion taxidermist.

From: Keith
17-Jun-22
Since your in Texas, look up Huffaker Taxidermy in Abilene Tx. Jerry does really nice work. A lot of guys can do nice cape buffalo, but the finish work can make or break the mount.

Honestly, I mount a pretty nice buff, but the finish guy at the shop paints them too dark imo.

Jerry can do both, mount em nice, and finish them also.

From: gobble50
17-Jun-22
Iowa Rut Nut - I think Meder is retired.

From: Jim McNamara
17-Jun-22
Jerry Huffaker is very good!!

From: gobble50
17-Jun-22
I would recommend the Wildlife Gallery in Michigan. They handled our last two safaris and they do incredible work. We were privileged to tour their entire operation before committing to have them do our taxidermy. It’s a very impressive facility & they are extremely pleasant and easy to work with. They personally delivered all our mounts from Michigan to our home in Iowa. I think you’d be happy.

From: butcherboy
17-Jun-22
There are a ton of really good taxidermists across the country. Call and ask questions, look at their work. Ask to come and visit their studio if you need to. Make your decision on what you feel is best for you. Everyone will have their favorites. I’ve met many great taxidermist’s when I did it and competed. None of them have been mentioned in this thread but they are all very good.

From: kscowboy
18-Jun-22
I'll have my father get a couple of pics of the bulls for you, Hunt. They are in his trophy room.

From: Pat Lefemine
18-Jun-22
Kevin, that buffalo mount is outstanding.

From: kscowboy
19-Jun-22

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From: Beendare
19-Jun-22

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My buddy in Utah Robert does a great job, Capture the Hunt taxidermy…at link Edit; A guy shooting one of these Cape Buff really needs to consider a pedestal mount. Ive seen a couple really cool ones my buddy did though the pics arent on his website.

From: hunt forever
20-Jun-22
Great looking mounts!!! Is the top bull a wall shoulder mount?

From: kscowboy
20-Jun-22
They are free standing pedestal mounts. We got the two together out of the same herd. Mine is the top bull and my father's is the bottom bull.

20-Jun-22
Very nice bulls and mounts

From: hunt forever
20-Jun-22
How did the connect the 2 bulls on the Pedestal?

How big are the bulls bosses?

From: kscowboy
22-Jun-22
Hunt, he has a metal bar that goes from one mount into the other. It’s detachable to get through a regular doorframe. The good taxidermists can make things suspend like this with ease. Let me know if you decide to go with Brush Country and I’ll get their business development contact to send you tags to take over for shipping. They can also provide some logistical insight.

From: Bowfreak
22-Jun-22
Beautiful bulls everyone. They do make some really cool mounts.

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