Gatton Taxidermy

Showroom quality work done for clients at a reasonable turnaround time. Each piece created with a passion for capturing the wildlife spirit.

Operating as usual

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A few beautiful blacktail ready to head home.

OK folks rare opportunity, I've given this client over a year and a half to pay off this rug to no avail, so it is now for sale. It's a average sized bear about 5 ft. Legally I can only sell for the balance due which is $1200 If anyone is interested please message me.

Big Roosevelt finished up today

Wilderness Mega Blacktail 8x5

Back in the shop, thanks for your patience everybody

Here's one to get everyone fired up for the weekend. 11x7 168 net B&C

[08/24/16]   My last post has caused the rumor mill to explode so I'm here to clarify. The shop is staying where it is. I am in the process of selling an old family house, buying a new house and moving, but its only 15 min away from the shop. I will not be taking work in for a while until I catch up from this past year . Calling me 3-4 times a week will not speed up the process. I love what I do and I can't wait to be back to full time production but until I am through this transitional period in my life I will not be in the shop as much. Thank you. Reed

[07/25/16]   Hi folks well its been an interesting year, got a divorce, etc. and I have a lot of changes going on so I've come to the decision to not accept any more work this year. I will be moving to a new house within the next six months I believe and am hoping to move the shop in the next year or so. Therefore I am going to focus on finishing the backlogged work I have here in the shop and will begin accepting new work again when I feel like I can get your trophys back to you in a more timely fashion. If you are looking for a taxidermist check out Heritage Taxidermy in Fortuna or Artistic Wildlife in Anderson. Thank you and good luck to everyone this season!!!

25+ wide, old gnarly buck. 5 in eye guard on his right 😳

Beautiful 5x5 public land wilderness blacktail

Finishing an eye

Awesome browtine on this beauty!

Blacktail of a lifetime 169 gross 164 4/8 net by my scoring. He will be at the Mendocino blacktail deer dinner April 16th and the humboldt county CDA dinner on April 30th come check him out!!!

This was for the double pedestal ☺

So close to the big one, Best of Show, got beat by a world champion though so I don't feel to bad☺

Well I did pretty good this year, three blues out of four and a best of state open division 😁

Here's a new piece for the showroom and this year's state taxidermy competition, 24 in wide 145 net B&C.

Gnarly blacktail, 13 in extra on the left!

Competition piece I'm working on. It's going to be a nice addition to the showroom as well.

A few beauties drying up.

Spending today learning how to build some rock habitat 😊 more tomorrow. I'll be back in the shop Wednesday.

First big African job for the shop😆

How about that drop tine!!

Finished this guy up today, looks pretty cool next to that other buck, future ideas 😉

Old white faced blacktails are my favorites.😍

Big Roosevelt bull.

Sweet 5x4

I like the chunk missing on this one's ear ☺

Leaving this chaos behind for a couple days! Happy Thanksgiving everyone ☺

Red Stag, New Zeland, 453 SCI. Stoked to finally mount one ☺

So I got the pleasure of driving home yesterday with not (customer bucks) one giant blacktail but two colossal blacktails, the buck on the right went 155 gross 148 net!! Giant as well,congrats to both hunters!! Little jealous but learning to deal with it haha 😂 what a fun time of the year!

The end of the season brought fruit :) haven't put a tape on him yet but he's 11x 7 😱

Took this little feller in today, 26 3/4 wide, customer scored at 168 gross, I'll put a tape on him tomorrow 😲 public land giant!!!

Headed back in to the wilderness this evening to try and do it again! With the weather change forcasted and the moon phase in our favor I think this weekend has some great potential. Good luck to everyone! Hope to see some real mashers come in next week 😲

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