Mounting




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  • Prices may vary due to damage to specimen, manikin alteration, etc.


You always get back exactly what you brought in. Your trophy is yours and yours alone. The only exceptions are at your request.

The condition of the finished product depends on the condition of the animal upon arrival (see Field Care for tips). We can and do salvage trophies that are severely damaged. A great amount of repairs can be made, but severe damage beyond the extent of repairs cannot be mounted.

If you bring in something that is not in usable condition, we may be able to substitute it with an animal of similar size, shape, and color as a replacement if available. Likewise, if you are looking for a mounted animal that you did not harvest, we have a selection of capes, skins, and mounts for sale.

All work can be mounted in almost every body position to your liking

All work can be wall hanging or free standing, just ask for specifications.

Habitats and can be added to any full body, half body, or shoulder mount, can include any material desired, and can be wall hanging or free standing.

Plaques are available for smaller shoulders, skulls, horn mounts, and bird fans.

Brass Nameplates can be added to anything with habitat, pedestal, or a plaque.

You get your choice in color for anything requiring felt or leather.

Only the most common species are listed. We will work with trophies from all over the world. If you want an unlisted mount, just ask.
  • Full Body Skinned Fish


  • Not all fish are created equal. Therefore all fish are mounted on custom hand-carved forms made to fit your fish precisely and accurately in order to ensure its true original size and shape. All fish are skillfully airbrushed in order to enhance any original colors that have faded, before getting clear-coated in order to protect the paint. All fins are lightly coated in a flexible material that allows them to bend without breaking and protects them from damage. Artificial heads are used for mounting all salmon and trout.

    Typical full-body mount positions include turning left, right, or swimming straight with an S-curve, and can be angled forward, upward, or downward. Mouths can be open or closed half way or all the way.

    Fish are almost always made to hang on the wall. More often than not, people like to get their fish mounted on a single hanging piece of driftwood with a custom-made brass nameplate. Both free standing and hanging aquatic habitats are available for this item. Habitat items for fish typically include driftwood, shells, rocks, and aquatic plants.

  • Full Body Replica Fish


  • Replica fish can be made for you in two different ways. If you do not possess the fish you want replicated, we can order a stock form of similar size and shape and custom paint it to match a photograph of your fish. If you do possess the fish you want replicated, we can make a cast of it that will match every detail exactly, and then paint the replica to match the original.
  • Full Body Mounts


  • Birds come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, and are therefore mounted in various ways. Although not all birds require a paintjob, some birds are skillfully airbrushed in order to restore faded colors in the face, beak, and feet. Most birds can be mounted with either their original beaks or artificial ones, and with mouths opened or closed, depending on your preference. Birds with bills have the chance of the bills shrinking and wrinkling as they dry, and are usually substituted with artificial ones. Turkey heads are either completely artificial or freeze-dried. All feet are real.

    Mounts are usually accompanied by some form of habitat as a base to anchor to and can be made to hang on the wall or sit flatly. In order to create realistic mounts that are true to nature, the positions and habitat items recommended for our birds will vary with their behavior and are listed below.



    • Ducks and geese can be seen flying, standing, swimming, or sitting. Flying, standing, and sitting birds are generally mounted on a single piece of driftwood as a base. Swimming birds require a resin-based aquatic habitat. Habitat items available include driftwood, rocks, and wetland plants.


    • Pheasants are often portrayed flying, standing, walking, and fighting. Flying and standing birds are generally mounted on a single piece of wood as a base. Habitat items available include driftwood, various logs, rocks, long grass, and earthen platforms.


    • Grouse are usually flying, standing, walking, or drumming. Birds are generally mounted on a log or earthen base. Habitat items available include various logs, branches, juniper brush, moss, rocks, earthen platforms, and driftwood.


    • Turkeys can be portrayed as flying, strutting, walking, gobbling, or fighting. Hanging habitats are derived from oak tree limbs. Standing habitats are forest-based earthen platforms that include oak leaves, branches, rocks, lichens, and moss.


  • Breast Mounts


  • Breast mounts are usually done on larger birds such as geese or turkeys. Breast mounted birds are generally mounted on a plaque or board, and can include accessory items such as the wings, feet, spurs, or tail feathers of the bird. Many positions and combinations of parts are possible with breast mounts.

  • Bird Fans and Tail Feathers


  • Bird fans are generally derived from the tail feathers of turkey and grouse, but tail feathers occasionally come from other birds too. Tails are typically mounted on specially designed hardwood plaques made for displaying bird fans on the wall. Plaques for bird fans may also have room to include things such as: beards, spurs, feet, and wings. There is always room to add a brass nameplate, and sometimes even a photograph.

    Additionally, wall-hanging breast mounted birds can be designed to display the tail feathers, wings, and feet/spurs.
Mammals come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from grey squirrels to grizzly bears. Mammals come with a very large variety of options. Mount positions vary greatly depending on the behavior of the species. Habitats vary with the species as well, and can be anything from a desert to a marsh. Mammals have the greatest variety of species sought after by hunters and trappers in the animal kingdom, so the possibilities are nearly limitless. Get creative! Mounts can be freestanding or wall-hanging depending on size and preference. Large mounts are crafted to be easily disassembled from habitats for transportation. Large racks such as elk or moose are made detachable for the same reason. Shoulder mounts can be derived from both large and small mammals, ranging from raccoons to red stags. Here in Wisconsin, the most common shoulder mounts found are whitetail deer. Mounts come in a variety of positions, and are typically facing forward, left, or right. The heads may be cocked up, down, or even in a lock-horn fighting position as seen with bucks. Mouths can be open or closed, and can include artificial teeth and tongues. Shoulder mounts are typically made to hang on the wall, but can be modified to place on a freestanding pedestal. Partial habitats can be added to either support style. Large racks are made detachable from the mounts for easier transportation. Smaller mammals may be mounted on a wooden plaque. A nameplate may be added to any habitat or plaque. European mounts are often derived from both large and small mammals, but occasionally we see them come from reptiles and birds too. We do not use beetles. All skulls are thoroughly cleaned before being soaked in a degreasing agent to prevent grease spots from surfacing later. The teeth are pulled out by hand and categorized in order to ensure that every tooth goes back into its original setting. After being processed, skulls can be left looking natural if preferred. However, we typically bleach them bone-white, and then clear-coat them to keep the color pristine. Having the lower jaw on the mount is optional, as is positioning the mouth open or closed.

Your mount can then be set on a pedestal or attached to a wooden plaque which has been modified to hang on the wall. Additionally, a custom-made brass nameplate can be added to the plaque. Horn mounts can be derived from both antlers and horns. Your horn mount is custom-fitted to the skull plate of your trophy exactly.

The skull plate and rack are thoroughly cleaned of all flesh, grease, and blood before being attached to a base, sculptured, and covered in your choice of felt or leather. A single flawless piece covers the base of your mount while three other pieces border the bases of the antlers/horns and the circumference of the entire mount. You may select any colors you wish for felt or leather use.

Your mount can then be attached to a solid hardwood plaque of your choice, which has been modified to hang on the wall. Additionally, a custom-made brass nameplate can be added to the plaque. Larger horn mounts that are top heavy require a plaque in order to safely hang them and keep them from spinning off the wall. Large antlered mounts, such as moose, elk and caribou may need a detachable rack system which enables you to transport your trophy in almost any vehicle. Mounts will not fit through most doorways, stairways, and around corners. Mounts can now be hung safely on the wall by one person without scaffolding. Skull plates are intact, insuring original spread and angles. All tanning is accepted at owner's risk only. See brochure. Rugs are generally derived from large and small mammals. Our rugs are cut and stretched appropriately so that they are as big and proportional as possible. They are then patterned against two different full sized layers of select felt that serve as a double felt border and provide backing to the mounts. A double layer of polyester fiberfill extends throughout the entire rug, giving it plenty of loft and fullness. Our rugs are fastened together securely with adhesives that are much stronger than sewing, ensuring that your mount will last for decades. Our rugs are so strong that they can hang flatly on a wall with only a few small nails.

You have the option of getting the head mounted in any way you like, including both open and closed mouth positions. If not, flathead and no head rugs can be made too.





  • Dust mounts with a feather duster or wipe gently with clean, soft, dry rag.


  • Don't use sprays or cleaners on mounts. Slightly dampen cloth with water if necessary.


  • Don't hang mounts in direct sunlight, over fireplace or any other source of heat.


  • Use dehumidifier or humidifier during very damp or dry conditions.


  • Vacuum rugs occasionally.


  • Polish eyes with damp cotton swab.