Wood Duck

ATTENTION!

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW WORK FOR THE 2016 SEASON.

THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY UNTIL WE GET CAUGHT UP.

 

EXCEPTIONS

1. If we owe you a FREE mount we will gladly accept your new bird.

2. In the 2016 season we will gladly take in your new bird. We will store it in our freezers.

    This will insure you a place in line when we get caught up.  We          

     cannot promise you a delivery date on this( new )work until that time.

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I'm a professional taxidermist with over fifity-years in the field of Avian taxidermy. As most of you are aware, I get birds in to mount from all over the United States. All this with minimal advertising, mostly word of mouth. I'm a one man circus. I like it that way because it allows me to control the quality of each mount. I stay covered up with work because people appreciate my artistic abilities and they know that I will treat them right.

 

Over the last three years my business has more than tripled. This tremendous back log of work has become very stressful for my family and I. My philosophy has always been, family comes first and never sacrafice my quality for speed. This is something I refuse to do, after all taxidermy is an art.

 

A few years back I experinced some minor health problems that caused me to get behind schedule. To be perfectly honest with you, I've played hell trying to catch up. My turn around time is too long right now.  Even during the off season new work comes in faster than I can get it out.  That is why I made the decision not to take in new work right now. If our work doesn't go out, money to pay bills doesn't come in.

 

THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME  

Because I am so busy, I very seldom answer the telephone. Every day we are bombarded with telemarketer calls. I PREFER THAT YOU LEAVE ME A TEXT OR A  E-MAIL. I PROMISE TO RESPOND BACK TO YOU PROMPTLY. If you wish to speak to me about an existing mount or anything else, please feel free to contact me by text or e-mail at (423) 697-7433 or thebirdstuffer@comcast.net 

Kermit

About Us

"I take a piece of the world and tell a story with it," says Kermit Cartwright of Chattanooga, Tennessee. "Each mount is different, and each has a different story. If I can see an animal in its natural habitat, I can establish in my mind exactly what the bird is like and the details of its environment. If not, then I have to make a careful study of photography and specimens already mounted. I spend as much preliminary time looking at birds on location and existing mounts- wherever I can find them- as I do in the final studio work," he continues.   more....