How long have you been in business? We opened our studio in 1988, and have been in business since that time.
How do I know you do quality work? Our studio produces top-quality work and has been
doing so for over 30 years. We have won
numerous awards for our taxidermy pieces at the State, Regional, and National
competition levels. Owner Bob Mead is a
National Taxidermy Association certified Master Taxidermist with over 3 decades
of hands-on taxidermy experience, and is a National Champion Master taxidermist. Bob oversees the production of every mount that our studio produces, and your satisfaction with your trophy is guaranteed.
Do you require a deposit when I bring my trophy to the studio? Yes. In most cases, we will collect a 50% deposit when your trophy is checked in, and the other 50% when it is finished and picked up (a 100% deposit is required on migratory game birds). No work will begin until an initial deposit is received, and no trophies are released until balances have been paid in full. Turn-around time estimates begin when initial deposit is received.
Is there anything else required for check-in besides my trophy and deposit? It is helpful for our required record-keeping if you can bring your hunting license/tag number with you, and any other required identifiers such as CITES tags, out of state permits, etc. We comply with all state and federal wildlife regulations, so having all of this information available at check-in will expedite the process.
What are my payment options? We accept Credit Cards, Cash, Cashier’s Checks, Money Orders, and Personal Checks for deposits and payments. We can also work out a payment plan for your balance if that is more convenient.
Are my trophies safe while being processed at your studio? Yes. Our 2,000 sq. foot studio and showroom is secure. The studio property is completely lit, fenced and gated, insured, and the building fully alarmed and monitored. Additionally, our studio is equipped with motion sensors, cameras and other security features to ensure the safe storage of your hard-earned trophies while in our care.
What is your turn-around time? Our turn-around time averaged 11-12 months in 2018, and is calculated from the time your initial deposit is received. Depending on certain variables (custom habitat bases, tannery back-log, etc.) this time may vary, but we are committed to getting your trophy back to you in the shortest time possible without sacrificing the quality you expect. If you have a need for rush service, we can usually accommodate these requests for an additional fee.
Can you repair or clean my other mounts? Yes. We can clean and repair your existing trophies as long as they are not beyond their life-span or have very severe damage.