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  1. Animal Artistry

    North American Shoulder Mount Taxidermy Special 2020

    Deer (Blacktail, Mule, and Whitetail) and Pronghorn Antelope Shoulder Mounts Original Price: $955 SPECIAL PRICE: $725 Out the Door* & Completed in 90 Days! Sheep (Bighorn, Dall, Desert, and Stone) Shoulder Mounts Original Price: $1395 SPECIAL PRICE: $1165 Out the Door* & Completed in 90 Days...
  2. Animal Artistry

    My Favorite Taxidermy Project

    If you ask most artists what their favorite project is, it is usually the last one they completed. However, when I look back at over 40 years of doing taxidermy, several projects stand out, but one was a turning point and still remains a favorite — both for the subject matter (Mule Deer) and for...
  3. Dual Leopard Mount

    Dual Leopard Mount

    Custom mounts require a lot of mannikin manipulation. The end result of custom mounts are dynamic and hyper-realistic scenes you can relive daily. Here we have two Leopards clashing in mid-air!
  4. Dual Leopard Mount

    Dual Leopard Mount

    Custom mounts require a lot of mannikin manipulation. The end result of custom mounts are dynamic and hyper-realistic scenes you can relive daily. Here we have two Leopards clashing in mid-air!
  5. Dual Leopard Mount

    Dual Leopard Mount

    Custom mounts require a lot of mannikin manipulation. The end result of custom mounts are dynamic and hyper-realistic scenes you can relive daily. Here we have two Leopards clashing in mid-air!
  6. Dual Leopard Mount

    Dual Leopard Mount

    Custom mounts require a lot of mannikin manipulation. The end result of custom mounts are dynamic and hyper-realistic scenes you can relive daily. Here we have two Leopards clashing in mid-air!
  7. Dual Leopard Mount

    Dual Leopard Mount

    Custom mounts require a lot of mannikin manipulation. The end result of custom mounts are dynamic and hyper-realistic scenes you can relive daily. Here we have two Leopards clashing in mid-air!
  8. Animal Artistry

    Garage Days

    When I think of Animal Artistry’s beginnings, I often shake my head and wonder how in the world we survived. The Garage I started my taxidermy career in my garage. It was a two-car garage located in a small, tight-knit neighborhood. Before I could even start my workday, my wife and I had to...
  9. gizmo

    Top of Texas Taxidermy

    Top of Texas Taxidermy is your go to for all of your taxidermy and outdoor lifestyle needs. We are committed to preserving your memories for a lifetime! Our taxidermy work is second to none, we use the latest and most up to date techniques and materials so your trophy of a lifetime will stay...
  10. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard

    Found this in progress life size Snow Leopard (donated to us by a zoo) while digging through the photo archives.⠀⠀
  11. Animal Artistry

    Animal Artistry’s 90-Day Turnaround Explained

    At Animal Artistry, we understand the frustration hunters feel when they are forced to wait for their trophies to be completed. There is nothing worse than going on a hunt and letting those memories of the adventure fade due to a slow taxidermy service. This is why we created the 90-Day...
  12. Animal Artistry

    Five Considerations When You Need A Taxidermist Who Won’t Blow Your Budget

    We all want a great deal, but almost everyone recognizes “you get what you pay for.” The truth in that old adage has probably applied to all of us at one time or another, and it’s absolutely true in taxidermy. Hunting itself is expensive, and the prices can soar skyward if you want to preserve...
  13. Animal Artistry

    Animal Artistry

    Watch more videos on our official YouTube Channel. At its best, an animal trophy tells stories. There’s the tale of the animal itself. And then there’s the story of the hunt and its many experiences — the cool morning air, the rustling leaves, the anticipation and the adrenaline. Bringing...
  14. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    At Animal Artistry, teamwork and determination fuel the creative process. Without everyone’s cooperation, a mount this large would be impossible to create.
  15. Animal Artistry

    Do You Need African Taxidermy For African Animals?

    On the surface, it might seem logical to use African taxidermy for animals harvested in Africa. After all, these are people who live in Africa and have direct experience with local fauna. Wouldn’t they be most qualified to determine the most natural poses and settings? You might think so, but...
  16. Life Size Stone Sheep

    Life Size Stone Sheep

    Life Size Stone Sheep
  17. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    Working the skin into the mannikin.
  18. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    After gluing the side the mannikin, the skin is placed on top.
  19. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    Flipping the Rhino on its side in preparation for more gluing and sewing.
  20. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    Examining the placement of the skin.
  21. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    Placing the skin on the mannikin.
  22. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    Adding glue.
  23. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    Welding.
  24. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    Installing metal support rods.
  25. White Rhino Mounting Process

    White Rhino Mounting Process

    Shaping the mannikin.
  26. Animal Artistry

    A Team Effort – The Value Of Client Input

    If you’ve spent any time researching taxidermy studios, you’ve likely noticed that one of the big selling points is how willing they are to work with you — the client. It makes complete sense – you’re trusting someone with an animal that means a great deal to you, and you have a vision that...
  27. Animal Artistry

    Three Questions To Ask Your Taxidermist If You’re New To Trophy Hunting

    If you’re new to trophy hunting and you’re looking for a taxidermist, a few rookie mistakes could lead you to someone without the skills or experience for the job. That said, you have a couple options. You could use Animal Artistry, which will guarantee you a truly exceptional mount AND the...
  28. Rhino Skin Test Fit

    Rhino Skin Test Fit

    Progress shot of our Rhino Project this week (7/27/2020). For projects like this, teamwork and communication are key. Mike Boyce (on right), owner of Animal Artistry, works alongside his team of artists.
  29. Leopard and Crocodile

    Leopard and Crocodile

    I watched a YouTube video the other day of a leopard trying to steal food from a crocodile. The leopard, after several attempts, was unsuccessful. This mount sort of captures the essence of that video to a more dramatic and artistic effect.
  30. Warthog Mount

    Warthog Mount

    Life size warthog with habitat.
  31. Animal Artistry Finishing Department

    Animal Artistry Finishing Department

    After the skin is mounted and dried, it is sent to the finishing department (aka the beauty department) for final touches — cleaning, grooming, airbrushing, and the artistry that truly brings your trophy to life.⠀⠀⠀
  32. Animal Artistry Finishing Department

    Animal Artistry Finishing Department

    After the skin is mounted and dried, it is sent to the finishing department (aka the beauty department) for final touches — cleaning, grooming, airbrushing, and the artistry that truly brings your trophy to life.⠀⠀⠀
  33. Animal Artistry Finishing Department

    Animal Artistry Finishing Department

    After the skin is mounted and dried, it is sent to the finishing department (aka the beauty department) for final touches — cleaning, grooming, airbrushing, and the artistry that truly brings your trophy to life.⠀⠀⠀
  34. Animal Artistry Finishing Department

    Animal Artistry Finishing Department

    After the skin is mounted and dried, it is sent to the finishing department (aka the beauty department) for final touches — cleaning, grooming, airbrushing, and the artistry that truly brings your trophy to life.⠀⠀⠀
  35. Animal Artistry

    Our Favorite Wyoming Taxidermist

    When you’ve been in the industry for 40 years, you make a lot of connections. In our time, we’ve been very fortunate to work with truly exceptional artists who cut their teeth in our studio before launching out on their own. It’s the nature of the business, and we always wish them well. One of...
  36. Animal Artistry

    Grizzly Full Taxidermy Mount

    Love the composition of this mount. Thoughts?
  37. Grizzly Mount

    Grizzly Mount

    Love the composition of this mount. Thoughts?
  38. Animal Artistry

    What Does Good Taxidermy Cost?

    When it comes time to choose a taxidermist, you have endless options. From single-man operations to world-class studios and everything in between, navigating the industry is a job in itself. For many of us, price point is a big consideration. But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for, and...
  39. Elk Pedestal Mount

    Elk Pedestal Mount

  40. Animal Artistry

    Sable Vs. Lion

    Sable vs. Lion
  41. Sable vs. Lion

    Sable vs. Lion

    Two different angles of our sable vs. lion mount.
  42. Sable vs. Lion

    Sable vs. Lion

    Two different angles of our sable vs. lion mount.
  43. Animal Artistry

    What Happens To My Taxidermy Deposit?

    It’s common practice for taxidermists, big and small, to request a deposit. In theory, it’s money that will be spent on necessities for your mount. But in practice, that’s not always the case. Here’s what to understand about your taxidermy deposit, and why that money is long gone if you haven’t...
  44. Party Baboon

    Party Baboon

  45. Animal Artistry

    How the First Cabela's Store Changed The Taxidermy Industry Forever

    There are many wonderful stories in our 40-year history, and one of our favorites began with a phone call in 1994. It was the GM of Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, explaining that the mail-order company was opening its very first retail store in Sidney, Nebraska, and asking if we could...
  46. Wildebeest

    Wildebeest

  47. Behind the Scenes: Bear Mount

    Behind the Scenes: Bear Mount

    Bear Mount Process Photos
  48. Behind the Scenes: Bear Mount

    Behind the Scenes: Bear Mount

    Bear Mount Process Photos
  49. Behind the Scenes: Bear Mount

    Behind the Scenes: Bear Mount

    Bear Mount Process Photos
  50. Behind the Scenes: Bear Mount

    Behind the Scenes: Bear Mount

    Bear Mount Process Photos
 
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