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Old 05-19-2021, 01:20 PM
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If you only had one choice to get a bear rug or half mount bear done where would you take it not named Sugar Creek, Alberta Taxidermists only. I am fine waiting several years to get the work done.
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Old 05-19-2021, 01:24 PM
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I just took mine to cripple Creek taxidermist.

First bear ever, but Russ and Shelly were really great to deal with
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Old 05-19-2021, 03:47 PM
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Id recommend Chantelle's Creative Creatures in Edmonton. She learned from Ken Walker and her bear pics look great.
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Old 05-19-2021, 04:28 PM
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Never had a bear done but I had my WT done at Solitude and I looked at their bears which looked really nice.
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Old 05-19-2021, 04:38 PM
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Orion Taxidermy in Sask would be the choice if willing to leave Alberta.

Check out Top Notch as well in Coaldale
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Old 05-19-2021, 04:45 PM
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I would suggest Taxidermy by Richard Page just East of Sherwood Park, he does a lot of Bears, and does great work
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Old 05-19-2021, 05:30 PM
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Check out Darren with Solitude Taxidermy in Spruce grove. Great people, quick turnaround as he tans his own hides.

He does some wicked bear stuff. Check out his website. He did my sons 54 inch moose and it is an awesome mount.
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Old 05-19-2021, 05:48 PM
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If you only had one choice to get a bear rug or half mount bear done where would you take it not named Sugar Creek, Alberta Taxidermists only. I am fine waiting several years to get the work done.

Thats quite bashful sir, you could have easily left that out and just ignored the comments that had Sugarcreek in them. Unnecessary.


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Old 05-19-2021, 05:55 PM
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Default Bear taxidermy

Solitude in Spruce Grove, hands down.
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Old 05-19-2021, 08:28 PM
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Bad experience with Sugar Creek? Everything Iíve seen come out of there is stunning. Family member has a beautiful half mount cinnamon boar from them and itís stunning work.
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Old 05-19-2021, 10:25 PM
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If you only had one choice to get a bear rug or half mount bear done where would you take it not named Sugar Creek, Alberta Taxidermists only. I am fine waiting several years to get the work done.
X2 on not going to sugar creek!!!
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Old 05-20-2021, 07:56 AM
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Solitude in Spruce Grove, hands down.
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:09 AM
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Lone Wolf Taxidermy in Spruce Grove has been putting out some gorgeous mounts!!!
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:58 AM
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Default Bear taxidermists

Alberta taxidermy has been specializing in bears for over 40 years. Give Manfred a call. He does a ton of bears for various outfitters.
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Thats quite bashful sir, you could have easily left that out and just ignored the comments that had Sugarcreek in them. Unnecessary.


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Pardon? I didn't ask for Sugar Creek because I already know they do great work. You could not assume and look a little less like an ass.
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Pardon? I didn't ask for Sugar Creek because I already know they do great work. You could not assume and look a little less like an ass.

Yeah u bet


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Old 05-20-2021, 06:29 PM
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Solitude in Spruce Grove is very good like others have said.
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:33 PM
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Iíve had a couple of bear rugs done by Top Notch in Coaldale and would recommend them. Good guys to deal with as well.
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Old 05-20-2021, 10:52 PM
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X2 on not going to sugar creek!!!
In the end, Taxidermists are artists and have styles, which don't necessarily appeal to everyone. I prefer raw nature and no fluff. Look at their work before you leap. I've seen some nice shoulder mounts, good alternative to a rug.

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Old 05-21-2021, 06:57 AM
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I have used Gary Schafer studios for Bears, fish Elk, Deer...
Check his website out, his work is as good as it gets.
http://schaferstudiostaxidermy.com
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