About Dan's Taxidermy

Our reputation has been built on serving thousands of satisfied customers using nothing but the best products and innovations available. The results are quality professional mounts for you.

Your trophy will be mounted utilizing the most modern techniques and the newest products available throughout the country. These same techniques and products are used in many state, national, and worldwide competitions. This assures you of getting the best looking and longest lasting mounts possible.

Every mount receives the same care and craftsmanship, whether it is a child’s first fish or a record bull elk. Your trophy will always bring back the memories of your past hunts and fishing trips, just like it happened yesterday. These memories are priceless to you and will be remembered forever.

Dan’s taxidermy & wildlife art will provide you with a trophy mount you’ll be proud to have in your home or place of business. We will be pleased to serve you and if there are any questions, just give us a call.

latest review
Customer Review - August 18, 2011

Definitely the highest quality in Wisconsin, and quite possibly the best taxidermy in the Midwest. I have mounts that they did over 20 years ago, and they still look brand new. I know people who have brought them horrible looking mounts from other taxidermists in order to get them restored, repaired, and looking amazing like they should have in the first place. If you want high quality work that is not half-assed, this is the place for you. ‎
Customer Review - August 12, 2011

I agree with the other review about the bear and cougar! I've had work done on fish and deer here and was not disappointed with the wait time at all, it seemed like the average wait time from any other taxidermist. ‎
Customer Review - August 12, 2011

The specialty mount work here is astounding. Ask to see the mount of the bear and cougar, it's incredible. The work is done first come first serve, but Dan is very detail oriented and a perfectionist. I might add that it is worth the wait if there is one. The environmental mounts are the best! ‎
Customer Review - January 21, 2011

Took a deer I shot to him the day after I shot it which was Oct of 2009. It is now Jan of 2011. I have multiple deer mounted and other taxidermists that did a great job on the mounts took 8-12 months. Worst of all, he doesnt call to update you on the progress or anything. I have contacted him multiple times and its like I'm just another wallet full of money. I will post another to update you on the quality of his work IF I ever get it back... ‎
About Dan
  • Dan the Outdoorsmen
  • Dan Gartner’s life passion has always been the great outdoors. A Wisconsin resident since 1966, he began hunting, fishing, and trapping locally at the age of eight and has actively continued since. Dan has traveled and hunted several locations in North America from Alaska, the Northwest Territories, and Ontario to New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota and, of course, Wisconsin. He knows a broad range of wildlife and habitats. Dan has been an avid bow-hunter of deer for years, taking eight Pope & Young trophies. A few of which have attained Boone & Crockett status. He also loves to hunt for birds almost as much as his chocolate labrador does. He is also enjoys fishing all over Wisconsin in pursuit of both pan-fish and larger game fish.

  • Dan the Taxidermist
  • Dan first started practicing taxidermy when he was eleven years old and has been doing it ever since. He started Dan’s Taxidermy when he was 23 years old, and has been running it full-time ever since for over 30 years. Having over 40 years of experience hunting in the wilderness, along with over 40 years of hands-on taxidermy gives Dan the edge it takes to create a trophy mount that inspires the thrill of the hunt. By combining the correct sizing and anatomical positioning of body parts with realistic habitat work that is true to the species, he is able to create masterpieces that reflect nature itself. Dan uses some techniques known only to himself, along with tools and materials invented over the years, giving his clients the superb mounts they deserve. Most importantly, Dan loves his work and wouldn’t be happier doing anything else, except taking the day off to go hunting with his son.