• Birds
  • Fish
  • Mammals
harmonica pete

Birds can be one of the toughest mounts to recreate. The best way to understand a good bird mount is to look at a real bird or photos of live birds and compare...

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USFWS Mountain Prairie

Fish taxidermy has come a long way in the last decade or so. However, not all taxidermists are familiar with these advances, nor use the reference materials so readily...

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wikimedia

Whether a full body or a shoulder mount, mammal taxidermy starts with good fleshing and tanning. Improper fleshing results in shrinkage and poor detail work...

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  • Field Care +

    Good taxidermy begins with good field care. Without a good specimen, there are problems before the work even begins. The skin begins to decay immediately upon death, so take care of your specimen as soon as possible. Keeping it cold slows this breakdown; freezing stops it. Always freeze specimens sealed in an airtight plastic bag to avoid damage by freezer burn. Fish Once landed, don't Read More
  • Mount Care +

    Dust your mounts frequently with a feather or fleece duster in the direction of the hair, fur or feathers. Don't be afraid to groom mammal mounts - hair often gets mussed up moving them. Smooth fur with fingers or with a dog brush. Eyes and noses may be kept clean with window cleaner and a Q-tip. Fish should be wiped with a damp rag. Occasional cleaning Read More
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Happenings

WI State Taxidermist Competition

Taxidermists from around the state compete in different categories to be state champion. Feb 23-26st, 2017 in Steven's Point, WI.

 
Rendezvous

A summer competition and member meeting. August 11-13th, 2017 at the Door County Rod & Gun Club and AmericInn in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

 

Board Members

President
2015-2017
President
Rick Lange
1213 S 10th St
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: (608) 326-6799
Vice President
2016-2018
Vice President
Troy Piotrowski
4616 Townline Rd.
Amherst, WI 54406
Phone: (715) 572-1826
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Financial Director
2016-2018
Financial Director
Lori Gonnering
E8789 County Rd T
New London, WI 54961
Phone: (920) 982-2704
Secretary
2016-2018
Secretary
Meghan McKenna
702 Roosevelt Ave.
Janesville, WI 53546
Phone: (604) 490-3651
At Large
2015-2017
At Large
Clint Rickey
506 E Foundation St
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Phone: (608) 574-7321
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At Large
2016-2018
At Large
Joe Evancheck
W3243 Oak Drive
Marinette, WI 54143
Phone: (608) 574-7321
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North of Highway 10
2015-2017
North of Highway 10
Dean Spyckalski
3553 Blackberry Lane
Suamico, WI 54313
Phone: (920) 822-4374
North of Highway 10
2016-2018
North of Highway 10
Ben LeNoble
N5127 Park St
Fremont, WI 54940
Phone: (920) 716-1889
South of Highway 10
2015-2017
South of Highway 10
Eric Nokes
W1649 Marsh Road
Palmyra, WI 53156
Phone: (262) 495-2387
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South of Highway 10
2016-2018
South of Highway 10
Jim Hansen
N3006 Hwy Q
Markesan, WI 53946
Phone: (920) 584-0223
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Past President
2014-2017
Past President
Mark Gonnering
E8789 County Rd T
New London, WI 54961
Phone: (920) 982-2704