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Wilderness Walt's Taxidermy
(315) 493-7553
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
After-Hours Appointments Available
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Wilderness Walt's Taxidermy

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Wild Trophies Game Heads Taxidermy

High-Quality & Lifelike Game Heads

When it comes to your trophies, we never take any shortcuts. By using only the finest materials and tools, we guarantee that your mount will have that 'alive' look. Competition-quality eyes, septums, nictitating membranes, and fully bumped noses are all standard on our mounts. And every step in preparing our game heads—from tanning to mounting—is done right here in our showroom. Stop by today to see the difference for yourself.


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We're known throughout the industry for the quality of our mounted animal heads. Depend on us to expertly mount an impressive variety of animals and game, including:

  • Deer
  • Bears
  • Boars
  • Coyotes
  • Raccoons
  • Squirrels
  • African Works
  • Exotic Animals
  • European Mounts
Deer Shoulder Mount Taxidermy

Care of Shoulder Mounts

To prepare your game for shoulder mounting:

  1. Use a sharp knife to slit the hide circling the body behind the shoulder at approximately the midway point of the ribcage behind the front legs.
  2. Slit the skin around the legs just above the knees. An additional slit will be needed starting from the back of the leg and joining the body cut behind the legs.
  3. Peel the skin forward up to the ears and jaw, thereby exposing the head/neck junction.
  4. Circle the neck, cutting down to the spinal column.
  5. After this cut is complete, grasp the antler bases and twist the head off of the neck. This should allow the hide to be rolled up and put in a freezer until transported to the taxidermist.

Note: These cuts should allow ample hide for the taxidermist to work with during the mounting process. Remember, the taxidermist can cut off excess hide but cannot add what isn't there.