Growing up as a hunter, I always had a strong desire to learn how to immortalize and display my trophies.  I took steps to learn taxidermy when I was around 15 years old.  I started with small birds, and worked my way up to larger ones.  After a few sessions of trial and error, I was producing some pretty darn good mounts!

Anyone who thinks Taxidermy is not an art form needs to think again.  Taxidermy combines painting, sculpting, woodworking, and many other craft skills, to produce a beautiful replica of a living creature.  Many mounts tell a story through expression and body language, and a mastery of this craft can produce mounted creatures that are simply awe inspiring.

Let’s face it, hunting makes memories, and successfully taking a trophy animal is something that may only happen a few times in a lifetime.  But, not everyone can afford to have their Trophy animal mounted by a Professional Taxidermist.

One option is to learn how to do it yourself.  Taxidermy is something that can be accomplished at home, with simple tools and supplies.  By creating your own mounts, you can save yourself hundreds of dollars!

Start simple and small, and work your way up from birds and small mammals, to big game animals.  Taxidermy is a great hobby, that can become a source of income for you, if you happen to have a knack for it.

Most important, Taxidermy is a very personal and rewarding craft.  So, if you have a chance to learn Taxidermy, enjoy it!  I know I have!