Did you know you have more than one option when it comes to taxidermy? Let’s take a look at five taxidermy services that will undoubtedly help add to your already impressive trophy room:
- Wall mount: Animal trophy wall mounts are the most common taxidermy service. Choose from an array of poses—like a head mount, shoulder mount, three-quarters mount or a mount with just the wings and tail of a bird. You can select the type, size and shape of wall plaque to have it adhered to, or ask your taxidermist for their opinion on which will look and work best for your particular animal.
- Pedestal or life-size pose: Ground pedestal animal poses are popular among trophy hunters for several reasons. For one thing, you can create a scene complete with more than one animal, as well as add props like rocks, dirt, grass and tree branches. Or you can go with a life-size pose for larger animals including bears, deer, mountain lions and wild boars, as the size of these animals make them better suited for ground displays. Set it up in your well-organized trophy room, and then decide if you want to highlight your nature scene or life-size trophy with spotlights.
- Blanket or tapestry: Oftentimes when there’s too much damage to parts of an animal’s body to create a life-size pose, a hunter may opt for a decorative blanket or tapestry. Ways you can display your tapestry include hanging it on a wall, placing it in a window away from sunlight, hanging it over a non-operational fireplace mantel and suspending it from the ceiling like a flag. For animal trophy blankets, consider folding neatly and placing on a shelf or the back of a couch or chair as decorative displays.
- Rug: Similar to making a trophy blanket or tapestry, you may want to turn your animal into a unique rug. Bears and lions are popular choices for rugs. However, you can make a rug with a complete animal that still has its feet, head and tail attached. If you know you want a rug ahead of time, talk to your taxidermist to find out if there are certain steps to take in the field to ensure proper carcass preservation. And be sure to ask about extras, like leaving the mouth open or removing claws.
- Pillow: Many taxidermy services also offer pillows made of your trophy’s hide and fur. Taxidermy pillows make fantastic decorative throw pillows for living room couches and chairs, and can spruce up the look of your bedrooms. Like any other taxidermy piece, you need to clean and care for taxidermy pillows if they are to last a long time.
If you need help with trophy room design or are planning a hunt to add to your trophy room, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Nature’s Design Taxidermy. Our skilled and experienced team is ready to do whatever it takes to make sure your trophy hunts are commemorated properly. Contact us today!