Taxidermists in 60018 Zip Code
Tips for Choosing Taxidermists
If you’re a hunter, you may enjoy displaying the animals or fish you have hunted. You can turn to taxidermists, who are professionals that prepare, stuff and mount dead animals for display. Following are tips to aid you in choosing taxidermists:

Tip #1: Choose a Taxidermist That Boasts the Proper Certification and Experience
Taxidermists must attend schooling and receive training in this field in order to obtain a license. Therefore, look for professionals who are licensed and certified, but that also boast many years of experience in providing well-preserved animal trophies such as bears, moose, fish and birds. To do this, they must be knowledgeable about animal anatomy, plus they should be very familiar with how animals behave in the wild in order to pose them in lifelike stances. Attention to detail and strong hand eye coordination are two additional must-have qualities in a taxidermist.

Tip #2: Try Taxidermy Yourself
While it’s advisable to enlist the help of a professional taxidermist, you can try out this hobby at home on a small scale. You can easily pick up books to learn basic stuffing and mounting techniques. Plus, you can head to your local craft store or hobby shop to obtain the necessary supplies, such as paints, glass eyes, artificial teeth, molding and casting materials.

Tip #3: Look for a Well-Rounded Taxidermist
When choosing a taxidermist, search for a local provider that is well skilled in a variety of mounting and stuffing techniques as well as animals. The taxidermist you choose should be able to provide services for anything from fowl and deer to bear and elk. Make sure their business is reputable, and that they have all the proper tanning supplies, kits and special tools to stuff and mount your animal, such as coyote, moose or turkey. They should offer services such as antler polishing, fur brushing, hide tanning, skinning and stuffing.

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10513 United Pkwy
Schiller Park, IL 60176
5637 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60634
1970 Witt Ct
Lombard, IL 60148
724 S Plum Grove Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
111 S Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60074
4755 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640
250 Telser Rd Ste C
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
29W160 Pomeroy St
West Chicago, IL 60185
6512 W 84th St
Burbank, IL 60459
10640 S 81st Ct
Palos Hills, IL 60465
1001 N Old Rand Rd Ste 115
Wauconda, IL 60084
408 S Main St
Algonquin, IL 60102
4419 Il Route 176
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Plainfield, IL 60544
10606 W Circle Dr
Zion, IL 60099
2S432 Cedar Ct
Elburn, IL 60119
Joliet, IL 60435
26175 W Il Route 173
Antioch, IL 60002
11542 Hillside Ln
Mokena, IL 60448
1815 E Washington St
Joliet, IL 60433
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