Taxidermist profile: Bull’s Eye Taxidermy

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Owner: Craig Pidduck
Physical address: Corner Melkrivier and Sterkstroom Roads, Vaalwater
Tel Office: 014 755 4945        Mobile: 082 775 8489
Email: bullseye@icon.co.za   Website: www.bullseyetaxidermy.co.za

The operation

Why did you get into the industry? A passion for wildlife developed into a pursuit of taxidermy at the tender age of 11. Reading books on the subject led to practising on unfortunate birds in the garden that fell victim to the pellet gun, which later took their place on the bedroom walls. I had, at that stage, decided to pursue the trade and a hobby became a business that now processed 3000 trophies a year and exports them all over the world.

How many years have you been in business? Since 2002

What are your favourite mounts, and why? Leopards – cats are a challenge

Do you have any areas of speciality? Great buff mounts

Current processes offered

Pick up and collect trophies? Yes

Maximum distance for collection? Nationwide

Own tanning facilities? Yes

Do you buy in forms or sculpt your own? Sculpt

Delivery time (approximate)

Dip and pack: 3-6 months

European mounts: 9-12 months

Shoulder mounts: 9-12 months

Full mounts: 9-12 months

 

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