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With this being my first season getting into Michigan's Wild Birds, I was lucky enough to bag my fair share of Woodcock, and even my first grouse last weekend!!!

I plan on getting a pair of the woodcock mounted, and same with the grouse, but I was wondering if anyone here could point me in the direction of a reputable taxidermist to use for my birds.

For all other game, I have used Shalvis Taxidermy. However, they are all the way out in Armada and their turnaround time has typically been VERY long. Since I am in Plymouth I was looking to find someone a bit closer, but I would not mind driving further if the mount is worthwhile. (1.5hrs tops)

Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say!!!
 

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Last flight taxidermy in lowell. It is a drive from you.....but i can tell you i live a few miles from shalvis and i have had them do an outstanding shoulder mount on an elk but i drive across the state for my birds.

Travis will treat you right and he is reasonably priced for the type of work he does. He does mostly birds and he is a member here. Lots of guys on the waterfowl forum use him. St clair flats is another they talk about but Ihave no experience with them.
 

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Here is a woody Travis at Lastflight had done for me...still looking for the complimentary grouse to recreate an RGS logo pair....

Bird Beak Feather Twig Tail
 

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Thanks for the recommendation guys! Still open to other suggestions if someone else has another business that they trust. The birds are safely in the freezer now, so I'll probably be hunting for the next few weekends and then take them in after the season.
 

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Bird Beak Wood Adaptation Feather
If you want one of the very best bird guys in the world talk to Johnathon Wright and Wrights wildlife artistry in mesick.
There’s a reason he is a 6 time world champ and luck has nothing to do with it.
 

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Joe Segler is on Ford Rd west of Canton. I have a dozen mounts from him and have been very happy.
 

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Fanta TAxidermy, not fast but bird specialist. East Lansing
 
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