Services

- Naturalization of wild animals
- Repair old mounts
- Taxidermy mounts and furs for sale
- International delivery and exportation
- Tanning
- Skull bleaching
- Shoulder, pedestal, full size mounts and rugs

Species : Deer, Moose, Caribou, Elk, Red Stag, Black Bear, Grizzly, Polar Bear, Wolf, Coyote, Fox, Otter, Fisher, Beaver, Buffalo, Marten, Canadian Lynx, Weasel, Cougar, Mink, Sheep, Skunk, Mountain Goat, Racoon, Wolverine, Muskrat, Wild Turkey, Squirrel, Migratory Birds, Fish.
Caping :
The process of skinning out a trophy animal is best left to our shop if you are local. Especially the delicate nose, mouth, eyes, and ears are invaluable toward producing a quality mount. Some types of damage simply cannot be "fixed". As soon as the animal dies, bacteria will begin to attack the carcass. Warm, humid weather accelerates bacteria growth. In remote areas, the hunter may be required to cape out the hide in order to preserve it.
 
HOW TO CAPE FOR A SHOULDER MOUNT :

1- With a sharp knife, make an incision circling the body 8-10 inches behind the front shoulders. Cut the skin around the legs just above the knees. Another incision will be needed from the back of the leg joining the body cut behind the shoulders.

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2- Peel the skin forward up to the ears and jaw exposing the head/neck junction. Cut into the neck approximately 4 inches down from this junction. Circle the neck cutting down the spine. After this cut is complete, grasp the antler bases and twist the head off the neck or simply use a saw. Afterwards, fold up the skin flesh on flesh and put in a freezer. These cuts should allow enough hide for the taxidermist to work with. Remember, we can cut off excess hide, but we can't add what we don't have.

Note: When field dressing a trophy to be mounted, don't cut into the brisket (chest) or neck area. Also, avoid dragging the deer out of the woods with a rope. Place it on a sled, tarp, or atv because a rope, rocks, or a broken branch can easily damage the fur. If you have no choice, but to drag it out with a rope, attach the rope to the base of the antlers and drag your trophy carefully.


HOW TO SKIN LIFE-SIZE BIG GAME :


There are two major methods of skinning for a large life-size mount such as deer, moose, caribou or bear. These methods are the flat incision and the dorsal method.

1. THE FLAT INCISION FOR RUGS:

L`INCISION SUR LE DEVANT POUR LES TAPISThis method is used for rug mounts and for a variety of purposes. Make these slits (cutting the feet free from the carcass) and pull the skin off the carcass. The head is detached just like the shoulder mount.

2. THE DORSAL METHOD FOR FULL-SIZE:

L`INCSION DORSAL POUR UN MONTAGE COMPLETThis method of skinning involves a long slit down the back from the tail base up to the neck. The carcass is skinned as it is pulled through this incision. You can also make an incision from their wrist to their elbow and their ankle to their knee. The feet and the head are cut from the carcass. Use this method only when the skin can be frozen quickly after skinning.

SMALL MAMMALS:

Do not gut your animal. Animals such as coyote sized or smaller should be skinned by a professional. Small mammals will spoil quickly because of their thin hide. If you can't deliver the animal immediately to the Taxidermist, put it in a plastic bag and freeze it.

BIRDS:


Do not gut your bird. When returning from a hunt put the bird into a plastic bag for freezing being careful not to damage the feathers. Deliver the bird to the Taxidermist ASAP.


FISH:


Do not gut your fish. If you can't take your fish immediately to the Taxidermist wrap it in a wet towel and put it in a plastic bag, and freeze it. A fish frozen with this method can safely be kept in the freezer for months.

Note: A fish will loose its coloration shortly after being caught. A good color photograph immediately after the catch will enable the taxidermist to duplicate the natural color tones of that particular fish.



PERMITS:

Always have appropriate Tags or License Numbers with your trophies when you bring them to the Taxidermy Shop.