"Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth

The Baileys

(A word from the owners /Wildlife Artists of Center Fire Taxidermy, Chris & Janie Bailey)

We thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some history and insight into our lives and how we came to be Center Fire Taxidermy.

Chris had an early fascination with the great outdoors. When Chris was young he began as a child hunting mushrooms, picking rasberries and searching for arrow heads with his grandparents. Chris's fascination soon turned into a deep respect for our natural resources. Chris became an avid hunter with much success. His greatest hunts have been the ones for the elusive Wild Turkey. I can tell you that his favorite hunts are the ones where he guides and calls in the limb hanger for other people who have not been successful in their Wild Turkey Hunts. Chris takes pride in being there for the hunters first time experience. The last moments of the hunt and the moment of pride on the lucky hunters face. What a memory!

Chris graduated with honors from Hocking College(School of Natural Resources), with a Degree in Recreation & Wildlife Management, in which he majored in Fish & Wildlife Management. Chris began his internship at a local taxidermy shop where he mastered the art of taxidermy. Since the beginning, taxidermy came easy for Chris. The first taxidermist mounts he created, were thought to have been produced from a seasoned taxidermist. Year after year, they keep getting better. Chris is a perfectionist and any mount with his name on it will be the best it can be!

I can not tell you how many people over the years have been so impressed with the work Chris has done for them. Chris brings back to life some of the most challanging mounts and turns them into tophy mounts.

People over the years have suggested, urged and continued to ask us to go into business, they finally got their wish. It is official, Center Fire Taxidermy is ready to provide hunters with stunning mounts. These professional taxidermy mounts will create a lifetime of memories at an affordable price.

Affordable prices? Lets face it, we both know that your hunting experience is priceless, but we offer reasonable prices for your trophy mount. Chris is not one to brag, that is why I am the one writing this...his wife Janie Bailey. I can brag for him.

Here at Center Fire Taxidermy, I can guarantee our work is just as good, or even better than some of our high end competitors. Thank you for viewing our website and keep visiting our photo gallery as some of our older pictures get replaced by this seasons mounts. Some of these taxidermy mounts may be yours!

Good Luck & Happy Hunting!

Chris & Janie Bailey
Center Fire Taxidermy L.L.C.

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