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    Default Suggested Bird Taxidermist

    I wanted to get a couple of these latest ptarmigan mounted. Any suggestions for quality bird Taxidermists?
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    Mark Oslund of Real Life Taxidermy is the best hands down. His work is displayed at Mountain View Sports. Although they display mostly his fish in the store.....those are his bread and butter, his real passion is mounting birds. Mark has won awards for his bird mounts nationally. Good luck.

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    Default Fowl Play

    Rich Dykema at Fowl Play Taxidermy in Soldotna does some great work.

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    Birds by Ed in Big Lake, nice guy.

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    Default Taxidermist

    I just moved to Palmer and am a exceptional bird taxidermist. I am currently in the process of obtaining all my licensing requirements and will be opening shop in about a month. Feel free to shoot me a PM for additional...

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    Default Northriver21

    Is that Ed Forstner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    Is that Ed Forstner?
    Yes,
    I havnt seen his work, but he is my sons soccer coach. Real nice guy. I figured you could look at his work and judge for yourself.

    I just thought Id pass it along since hes local.

    Good luck.

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    but he is my sons soccer coach.

    He needs to be your son's summer coach too.

    My boy plays for Ed too, or least he shows up every week anyway.

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    I have heard he is the best bird taxidermist in the area...I am going to visit him tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    I have heard he is the best bird taxidermist in the area...I am going to visit him tomorrow
    Burk, let us know what you find out.



    Waterwolf, I think I know who you are. Shoot me a PM and we'll chat.

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    Default Ed's Bird Taxidermy

    Well, other than getting stuck in his driveway, I was pleased with my visit to Ed Forstner. I decided to let him do the birds. Prices were in the ball park with others I checked.
    He is a nice guy. He doesn't have much for shop display like some taxidermists, but I saw some nice work.

    I did find out from other taxidermists that they send their work out to him when they get it from you. They charge more than going directly to him.

    The final proof will be when I see the product...time will tell.

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    I was wondering what does it cost to have a few birds done, I kind of thought about it as a gift for my grandfather to go with his sheep from when he lived up here but haven't really looked into it very much. Could you tell me what he charges

    Thanks

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    Default We do birds too!

    We do not send our work out, everything is done in-house. Pics and prices on our website!

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