A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BUSINESS AND THE TAXIDERMIST
The Autumn Addiction Taxidermy is a sole proprietorship. I don't have employees. I don't outsource work other than tanning. I use the best tanneries I can find and I let them know that I hold them to a high standard because I strive to provide nothing less than top notch results to my clients. I don't switch out or replace damaged or poor quality capes and hides without client approval. You will never bring me a buck with a double throat patch and unexpectedly get back a mount with a single throat patch. Not all hides are properly cared for in the field, and because nobody is perfect, accidents happen at all tanneries. This is a reality that every taxidermist faces. So on rare occasions, clients do have to be notified that a replacement cape will be needed in order to mount that buck. In this unlikely event, clients WILL be contacted, not disrespected by receiving a cape that isn't their own.
My goal is to exceed your expectation of quality while producing a mount that captures the memory of the hunt that you cherish and want to share with family and friends. I want you to like that mount every time you see it, so I put my best effort into every mount. I don't cut corners to save time and I don't buy the cheapest parts to increase profit. Capturing the exact pose and emotion in the mount that you envision in your head can be difficult, but that is my goal. I don't want it to be "a mount" I want it to be "your mount".
The Autumn Addiction Taxidermy began in 2007 in my garage in Junction City, Oregon. Because I am a very lucky man to have an awesome wife, in 2013, we upgraded to a better piece of property, in a better neighborhood, in Brownsville, Oregon, with an actual shop dedicated to taxidermy. It is not yet a full-time occupation with set hours and you won't get a receptionist on the phone. I'm here a lot of the time, but sometimes I'm not. I hunt, fish, and love the outdoors as much as you do. Please call me on the phone or send a text and wait for a response if you are driving a distance to come see me.
I am a member of the Oregon Association of Taxidermists and served as the Secretary and Treasurer of that organization for a couple of years. I have attended their show and competition every year since 2005. I have entered the competition in several of those years and have come away with one blue ribbon and all the red ribbons I ever care to have. I learn from competing and I learn new ways to improve the quality of a mount with every mount I finish. I continue to put a competition quality effort into every mount I do. I improve my skills with every passing year and hope to always do so.