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Problem Solvers: Taxidermist gives hunter back antlers, apologizes

Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 09, 2015

WAYLAND, Mich. -- Almost two years after a Wayland hunter handed over his deer to a taxidermist, he finally got the antlers back after contacting the FOX 17 Problem Solvers.

David Post says he hunts every day of hunting season, saying it's both a passion and a hobby.  About twenty-three months ago he took the buck he bagged to Driftwood Taxidermy in Hamilton.  He says he was initially told it would be a 9 month wait to get the animal mounted.

FOX 17 reached out to Doug Avink, the owner of Driftwood Taxidermy.  He said health issues caused him to fall far behind on completing his orders.

Post came to the business to collect his antlers, and said he'll be taking his business elsewhere.  He also said there are no hard feelings and accepted Avink's apology.

"You know what?  You learn by mistakes and you never are too old to learn," Post said.