Hi guys, I am a professional taxidermist here in Louisiana (I have the ribbons and awards to prove it) lol
Even though I am a professional waterfowl taxidermist, I do not claim to be the best in Louisiana by far. However, IMO the very best taxidermist in Louisiana is a man named David Luke out of Metarie or Breaux Bridge. He has two shops. He is world-renowned and a world-champion.
Also, there is a younger man named Coty Bellinger in Lafitte that I also an extremely talented and award winning taxidermist. He also happens to be one of David Luke's students.
The one thing to remember is that like most things, in taxidermy, for the most part, you get what you pay for.
This is just my 2 cents from a professional taxidermist in and around the industry. :)