FAQs

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Our standard lead-time on all taxidermy is 6-8 months from the date we receive your trophies back from our tannery. However, depending on work load at the time your trophy is received, this timeline may be reduced. We will keep you informed of the progress throughout the process.

Most species can be kept for up to 24 hours in a refrigerator below 40 degrees. Any longer we suggest placing the hide in a plastic bag and freeze until the trophy arrives at our studio. Do not salt the hide unless you or your guide have the experience and capability to completely flesh, salt and dry the hide.

Booking your hunt? Contact us before you leave and we will send you our pre-hunt information pack containing your trophy tags and shipping and import information. Introduce us to your outfitter and inform them that Taxidermy America will be handling your trophies, we will be by your side every step of the way.

To make sure your hide is optimised for your taxidermy projects we have put together a skinning guide just for you.

Read Our Skinning Guide

Taxidermy America is the home to experts in a wide variety of fields, here at the Taxidermy America we work as a team. From preparing your skins to their final habitat, we believe team work is the key to successful taxidermy. Your mount may pass through the highly skilled hands of several artists throughout its journey. There is one goal – Taxidermy Without Compromise.

Taxidermy is the immortalization of a memory, and every memory is unique. Therefore we provide custom taxidermy and trophy room design to match your desires and needs. While we do make use of a stock form, we will customize or alter the form as required to meet your specifications.

Without a doubt. The trophies you see on display at the shows and on our website belong to our clients. Our best advert is the beautiful trophy on your wall and a happy client proud of his mount. We recreate your hunting memories, without compromise.

Regular cleaning ensures lifespan of your mounts. Go to our affiliate Youtube page and follow our tutorials on how to clean and maintain your mounts.

Larger animals should be hung on a lag bolt anchored into a stud or wood wallboard. Most animals Whitetail Deer size or smaller will hang just fine on a medium-sized wood screw. Make sure the screw is secured well into a stud or heavy-duty drywall anchor. We will be happy to assist you further with any questions you may have.

We have several ways to get your trophy to you.

  • You can pick it up at our Studio. We are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.
  • We can also arrange for common carrier shipping. We will have your trophies safely crated in custom-built box and then we find you the fastest, most cost-effective freighting options. This option is typically very economical.
  • We also offer personal delivery and setup by our team of experts, giving you the peace of mind that your trophy will be hand-delivered and hung on your wall.

Our show room and studio is always open to visitors. We are open between 9am and 5pm, or contact us to arrange a meeting, we would love to show you around.

We ensure we never discount on quality, whether you have 10 trophies or your first Whitetail, your trophies are of the highest value to us. We will ensure we offer you the best options on your taxidermy order ensuring the highest quality of mount for your investment. Contact us for your personalized quotation.

Taxidermy America offers cleaning and restoration of your trophies. Please contact us for more information or a quotation or advice on repair or cleaning.

Hair slip is the term used to describe the loss of hair in a cape due to poor field care. Hair slip is caused by bacteria developing in the hair follicle causing damage and resulting in the hair slipping or falling out.

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