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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

Joe Williams a taxidermist from Virginia harvested this 16 point stag on 9/2/05. Joe is going to do a full body mount and display this in his den/ museum. Joe saw numerous stags, hinds and lambs before he saw this one. He was very pleased Big smile.

Fast forward 7 months.

The finished mount in Joe's Den, which is nearly filled to capacity !!!

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Joe was a first class client and I wish he lived closer because he does real nice work. Joe is enjoying his retirement from the phone company. He began his taxidermy while still climbing poles and repairing lines. His den is loaded with just about every North American big game species, plus exotics , birds, predictors , a weasel, mink, otter and even a large snapping turtle. He is a professional from the get go. ......Oh yea , and a nice full body white tail buck.

His desire to hunt a red stag began while he was in college. Joe even painted a red stag while in college which hangs in his den. It was surely a pleasure to have met Joe and I hope to see him again someday. He and his wife really liked Maine and vow to return !

If anyone is from the Chesapeake Virginia area and wants to see his trophy room or use his taxidermy service you can reach Joe at (757)547-4833.

Here is the rest of the Den !!!!

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

Real nice! Thumbs up My guess is that Joe's single. I had to thro out a girl friend because one of her hangups was no dead stuff on the walls.

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

Joe is happily married. He built an addition on his house which is his den/ trophy room .

I met his wife when he hunted with us and she shares his passion for the outdoors.........Good women !!!! Thumbs up

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

Here is Joe (center) as he prepares to cape the head. Joe is being assisted by Registered Maine Guide Bob Applebee (left) and Myself on the right.

I've caped a lot of heads but Joe showed me a real time saving tip. He uses a large flat head screwdriver to help remove the cape from the peticle area. It is a great way to accurately cape a difficult area. Once you get it started you use a hammer and tap the screwdriver and follow the antler base. It works great , I was useing a small caping knife and the results were good but it took a lot longer...... The screwdriver method can save a half hour of work !

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

he has to be single or he has a rich wife i only got one mount and my wife is broke.

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Red Stag Harvest of 2006

NAHC Life Member Robert Camp from Lake Michigan harvested a nice 13 point stag with his Mathews bow on 9/11/06. He made a double lung shot from 30 yards and the stag piled up within 100 feet.

Bob and his wife made a 21 hour , non stop trip to Maine.

We now have a new meat processor that can have your deer processed and Blast Frozen for travel "Next Day" which saves big money when you compare the Next Day Fed-ex fee's. Even those that fly can take their meat as a checked piece of luggage.

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2006 Eastwood/Miller Hunt at Hindsite Hunt Preserve

Larry Miller and Jonathan Eastwood with Lary's stag.

Larry,Johnny and Jeff Miller joined Jonathan Eastwood on a Red Stag hunt at Hindsite Hunt Preserve on 9/16/06. They drove from Virginia after veiwing Joe Williams full body mount of his 2005 Red Stag that he harvested here last year.

Johnny Miller and his 21 point stag!

Jeff Miller and his 13 point stag!

Jonathan Eastwood and his huge Red Stag!

Johnny Miller and Guides Tom Holt, Jason Farris and Mark Luce

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

The Virginia crew with their antlers. We pressure wash the skull plate for transport home. We start by cleaning the bulk of flesh and brain matter with a caping knife and then let the pressure washer do the rest. It saves a ton of time!

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

Them are some fine stags. And ane HE!! OF A NICE TROPHY ROOM.

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

The Santa Party Thumbs up

Bill Santa and his son Drew with their 13 point stag harvested on 9/30/06

Joe Stefanyak and his son Joey and their 11 point stag harvested on 9/29/06

Eric Metheny and his son Orion and their 14 point stag harvested on 9/29/06

The Santa party drove from Pennsylvania and West Virginia for this father son hunt. cool

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

"The Santa party drove from Pennsylvania and West Virginia for this father son hunt. "
Looks to me like they had a blast too! Thumbs up

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From the Woods to the Den....Good job Joe !!!!

They had a great time and vow to return for their sons first hunt. Big smile The sons observed this hunt , the next one will be theirs. Thumbs up

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