WILDLIFE ARTISTRY, as the name implies, indicates that it is no longer just “taxidermy” or “stuffing” that the discriminating sportsman now requires. Any art is the creative process of capturing the natural beauty of each animal, whether on canvas, in bronze or recreating the animal by mounting it. Our goal is to exhibit the closest natural expression and individual beauty of each specimen. This is the highest form of respect that a sportsman should have for the trophy they pursue. Our pledge to you is to make every effort to produce the finest mount available.
We offer a variety of options and custom features. Your mount can be a piece of artwork for home, or trophy room. We love to be challenged by your creativity on our life-sized mounts. Please contact us with your ideas.
Our prices are listed standard mounts, with little or no modification to forms, or without significant damage to the animal. Any special poses will be done on a quote basis, any serious damage to the animal will be noted, and charged for accordingly.
Terms of Payment
All prices listed are F.O.B. Livingston, Montana. There is a 50 % deposit required on all work before we begin, unless other arrangements are made with us. The balance owed is due prior to shipment of your mount, or picking it up. Mounts left after 30 days of notification may be subject to storage fees. Any unpaid balances left after 30 days of notification of completion will be charged a service charge. Items left after 90 days, may be sold. All personal checks will clear the bank before the mount is released. We do take Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.
Crating and Shipping
Crating on all mounts that need to be shipped will be figured at 15 % of the total invoice. It is payable prior to any shipping. All crating will be made as secure as possible, with emphasis on less weight and high visibility. Shipping costs have risen greatly over the last several years with fuel costs increasing. We will pass along to you any discounts we receive from the trucking companies. We suggest that you look into purchasing additional insurance on your mounts in transit as the trucking companies do not cover the costs of your mount, hunting costs, etc. ALL SHIPPING IS SENT FREIGHT COLLECT, UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE.
All tanning is done at the owners risk. Prices will be quoted per item. All tanning is paid in full prior to sending the skins off to the tannery. Any leather tanning is done on an exchange basis. Your hide will be sent in and a different hide of equal quality will be supplied.