Wildlife Recapture Taxidermy is a taxidermy in Montana (US). We offer professional, high quality taxidermy services on all types of animals from birds to mammals. Our portfolio includes taxidermy projects for hunters, museums and commercial businesses. We have created skulls, antlers, mounts and rugs for homes, offices and cabins. And with a wide selection of preservation equipment, mounting and casting materials, we will take your prize trophy and turn it into a taxidermy animal display that you will treasure for many years to come. If you haven’t been hunting but want an animal piece, buy taxidermy items from our own wildlife collection. Although we specialize in taxidermy in Montana (US), we can service local, national and international customers.

Also known for our cleaning and restoration services, we can make an old mount, rug or other taxidermy animal look like new again. Our services include recoloring and repairs. The cost is based upon the age and condition of the item, so contact us for a quote. Approved by the USDA, we go to great lengths to be safe, professional and respectful in all of our transactions. Having a positive reputation worldwide, buy taxidermy and pick up your taxidermy in Montana. We can also ship your purchase to you anywhere in the US or worldwide.

Located in Northwest Montana of the US, we do a lot of work with fowl, fresh fish and bears. Stop by to see us in action or get a closer look at our large display of taxidermy animals. If you’re not near by, shop our online catalog to buy taxidermy products from our store that will enhance your decor and celebrate your appreciation for wildlife. If in stock, these items are ready to ship to you immediately. We also offer taxidermy animal workshops and classes for both the beginning or experienced taxidermist in Montana (Kalispell).

We are dedicated to the profession and stand by our work. We promise to deliver quality products and great prices.

Restoring and Cleaning Old Trophy Mounts

Over the years, your trophy mount can begin to look old and dingy. Elements like moisture, sunlight and dry air can also wreak havoc on your mount causing it to discolor or yellow. Its hair might even get brittle and possibly fallout without proper care and maintenance.

If you are starting to see some of these changes, you can protect your investment by sending your mount to Wildlife Recapture Taxidermy for cleaning, repair and restoration. Our Montana Taxidermy team is dedicated to the preservation of trophy mounts and the memories behind them. After we’ve given it some tender loving care, it is sure to stir up the feelings you had when you first caught your prized trophy.

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Cleaning Your Trophy Mount

There are several pages on the internet that provide tips on how to clean your trophy yourself. This might work for regular maintenance, but you should have your trophy professionally cleaned and examined for bugs, cracks and breaks ever so often.

With a build-up of dust and dirt, your animal taxidermy mount can begin to look dull. We will thoroughly clean your trophy which will include removing oil, stains and contaminants. After cleaning, your animal trophy will smell fresh and will be odor-free.  As part of the cleaning process, we will also polish the antlers, eyes, hooves, and noses giving them a healthy, lifelike shine.

Repairing Your Trophy Mount

Over time, your treasured mount can become scratched or cracked. This includes broken horns, gills or noses. Worst yet, if insects get in your home, they can cause damage to your mounts, They are especially notorious for eating away at the hair and fur. We can also replace eyes and missing claws. For fish mounts, the paint might begin to flake which is another repair that we are more than capable of handling.

Wildlife Recapture Taxidermy services can also repair a tattered goatskin or grizzly bear rug. Over the years, especially in certain climates, the rug can dry out causing it to rip or separate. We will stitch up the tear and condition your rug to protect it from any future damage.

Restoring Your Trophy Mount

Exposure to sun and heat over time can cause the animal’s hide to fade or discolor. Additionally, if anyone in your household smokes, the hide might even begin to yellow. We will do what is needed to give your mount a fresh look and safely preserve it for many years to come. This might include redyeing the hair, or If needed, we can even infill in areas where there has been a noticeable loss of hair or thickness. We will even polish the wood on your plaque or replace it entirely if it has aged.

Keeping Your Trophy Looking Good

Once you get your trophy home, there are a few precautions that you should take to keep it in pristine condition.

  1. Keep it away from the sun and direct lighting.

  2. Be sure the room that it is in is not too hot or too cold. Thus, a climate-controlled, hunting trophy room is ideal.

  3. The room shouldn’t be dry, however, excessive moisture can result in mold or mildew which can ruin your trophy.

  4. Keep your mount or rug safe from pets and young children.

  5. Although it is tempting, you should try not to touch it. Remember, oil from your hands can damage it.

  6. Keep bugs out of your mount. Beetles and moths are the most dangerous. This might require that you spray periodically.

The cost of cleaning, repairing and restoration of your trophy will depend upon its age and condition. We stand by our work and will treat your treasured taxidermy animal with the utmost care and respect.