After seeing many good and bad bird mounts over the years, when I finally got ready to mount my first bird I wanted to look for someone who specialized in bird mounts. Not only was this my first bird to be mounted, but it was my 8 month old retrievers first actual retrieve during a real hunt. After an internet search I found many and I mean many taxidermists to choose from. After looking over the choices I made the decision to try Shane Smith of Artistic Compositions. My choice was largely influenced by Shane’s many accomplishments and credentials. Well to cap this testimonial I got my bird back yesterday November 11, 2004 and all I have to say is WOW. I would recommend Shane Smith to anyone. Thanks Shane!