Mountin' Man Taxidermy recreates nature's wildlife into Majestic Mountins' so that you can enjoy them for a lifetime. Here at Mountin' Man we understand that the bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of finding the cheapest price is forgotten! Come on in and look around, you won't be disappointed.
I was humbled to receive the plaque you see on the right from the DNR this year. "The members of the Fraternal Order of Police Town Hill Lodge #77 wish to recognize Mountin' Man Taxidermy for his support of the officers of the Maryland Natural Resources Police - Lifetime Associate Member. This support aids in the NPR efforts in conservation law enforcement to both serve the citizens of Maryland and protecting the state's natural resources."
Best wishes for a successful hunt! ~ Dane (The Mountin' Man)
1/2 Mount Deer
1/2 Mount Bear
|Grizzly / Brown Bear||$5500.00|
Standing or Flying Turkey
Per Lineal Foot
$185.00 measured from nose to tip of tail
Soft Tanned Deer Hides
Add $65.00 to ship and freeze dry your own turkey head
Body Only, $210.00
$185.00 and up (without plaque)
Horn Plaque $150.00 & up
Custom Habitat - call for quote
Price includes driftwood base.
Contact me for pricing on any specimen you do not see listed here, or for any base that is needed to finish your mount. Wood and rock bases are extra, custom bases are available. All materials are at MY COST for my customers on bases, labor is extra.
I had the great fortune to fulfill a life long dream to hunt elk out west. I was able to take a great elk in New Mexico. After a long search for a taxidermist I spoke with Dane from Mountin' Man. Within a few minutes I knew Dane was going to mount my elk. Dane is very passionate about his work! He made suggestions to save some money but to utilize his talents and attention to detail work. Mountin' Man is second to none! His passion and artistic skills show in his high quality work. Detailed, dedicated, professional and a man of his word would describe Dane. My elk exceeded all thoughts of the final result. My life long dream is now preserved for a lifetime of memories.Bob McNiel: Bluemont,VA
I can not thank you enough for the wonderful work that you did for me on all of my mounts, especially my full bear mount. Not only did I fulfill a life long dream of mine by shooting the bear, but I am reminded every day of the wonderful memories that I had on my hunt every time I pass by the trophy that you mounted for me. Your desire to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction is with out a doubt second to none. I could not have envisioned a better job than the one that you did. Your high attention to detail and craftsmanship is truly what sets your beautiful work apart from the others. I would recommend Mountin' Man Taxidermy to anyone looking for a professional job at a great price. I look forward to working with you in the future and again can not express my satisfaction enough.Scott Ford: Maryland
I can not thank you enough for the wonderful work that you did for me on all of my mounts, especially my full bear mount. Not only did I fulfill a life long dream of mine by shooting the bear, but I am reminded every day of the wonderful memories that I had on my hunt every time I pass by the trophy that you mounted for me. Your desire to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction is with out a doubt second to none. I could not have envisioned a better job than the one that you did. Your high attention to detail and craftsmanship is truly what sets your beautiful work apart from the others. I would recommend Mountin' Man Taxidermy to anyone looking for a professional job at a great price. I look forward to working with you in the future and again can not express my satisfaction enough.Brad Stevens: Frederick, MD
Thank you so much for the excellent work you have done on my trophies these past two years. Having the opportunity to experience the memories of these hunts through the fine work you do is a daily pleasure. Your professionalism and attention to detail are outstanding. The minute issues that affect the realism of a mount are important to you and your attention to detail show in each work you have done for me. I also sincerely appreciate your professionalism in communicating with me if you have any questions, and your thoughtfulness as we planned each mounting style. Most hunters seem to enjoy the full spectrum of sensations one can feel with each hunt; who you are with, what you see, the weather and, of course, the trophy animal itself all become an integral part of the experience. Your artistic ability plays such an important role in making that memory sweeter and longer, and each of your customers is a better hunter because of it.John Love: Hillsboro, VA
In September, I shot a piebald button buck. I knew I wanted a life size mount of him but I had no room to put him in the freezer. So I put him in a Rubbermaid container with ice over night. The next morning I called Dane (because I had heard so much about him and how well his workmanship was) and told him how I had him and he immediately told me I needed to get him out of that ice QUICKLY! Dane was so nice that he stopped what he was doing, drove down to my house and helped me get him out of that ice and to make sure the hair was not pulling out! He then helped me put him in my truck and off we went to the Mountin' Man's office. He went right to work on my deer so it wouldn't get ruined. We kept in touch and before I knew it he was calling me to let me know in 2 weeks my deer would be done! I was amazed, I didn't think that it would be ready for months! Two weeks later I went to pick it up and I loved it he looked so real he was flawless! I was so happy with my deer! I was so shocked on how Dane took the time to help me since I had never been a customer of his. I thought that was only special treatment people got from being lifelong customers. Not with Dane, everyone is treated like they are his lifelong customers. Once you meet Dane and see his work you will never want anyone else to touch your trophy again! Dane is a wonderful man and his work is incredible, he takes pride in his work and you can see that! I would recommend the Mountin' Man for any trophy you want mounted! Thanks for everything Dane!Crystal Eagle: Knoxville, MD
Over the years, I’ve had a number of both good and bad taxidermy experiences and am very particular about quality and selecting a taxidermist. In December I was able to harvest two mature coyotes that were chasing white tail fawns on a property I hunt in Northern Virginia. Since I already had a really well done coyote mount, I struggled with whether or not to mount either of the harvests. After researching area taxidermists, seeing Dane’s work and talking with him, I decided to mount the larger of the two and have the hide of the second tanned for my oldest daughter. The work that Dane did on both animals was outstanding. Dane called me at several points in the process to confirm decisions and share his thoughts on how to best present the mounted animal. His attention to the smallest detail and desire to please his customers are obvious and result in an outstanding final product and a great overall experience. In addition, Dane beat his estimated time frame for delivery by 3 months. My entire family is very happy with the mounted coyote which is prominently displayed in our home. My daughter is particularly proud of her coyote hide and keeps it in a place of honor in her room. Dane, thanks very much and God willing, we will certainly return in the future.Steve Barry: Ashburn, VA
I am an avid outdoorsman who takes pride in the life like appearance of all my mounts. I have had many trophies mounted, deer, turkey, bear, and fish by several taxidermist some of which I was very disappointed. After going to the Mountain Man Taxidermy and seeing the quality and craftsmanship of his work, there is no comparison to the others. It is by far superior than any I have seen and would not trust anyone else with my once in a life time trophies again.Bill Roberts: Fairfield, PA
In the past 3 years I've had 5 mounts done by Dane. These include a strutting turkey, flying turkey, a fox and 2 shoulder mounted deer. The attention to detail that Dane has is incredible with the mounts turning out better than I could expect. Dane works with me on all aspects of the mount asking questions, which I never think could be incorporated into the mount, that help him create the art that adorns my walls. Reasonable rates with fast and friendly services. He's the only(!) one I will trust with my mounts.Rick Lee: Keedysville, MD
Over the past few years, my family and I have had the opportunity to bring numerous animals to Dane at Mountin Man Taxidermy. We have brought him everything from whitetail and turkey to mule deer and bear. The quality of his work and the quality of his materials make his work second to none. All of his mounts are realistic and the detail he puts into his work shows how devoted he is to his work and his customers. Anyone looking for a taxidermist, I would highly recommend Dane Gaulding at Mountin Man Taxidermy.Michael Stevens: Libertytown, MD
I had the good fortune in May of 2010 to take 2 trophy bears in northern Alberta, Canada. One was a 6 foot 4 1/2 inch black bruin that turned out to be the largest bear killed in my outfitter's camp for the season and the other was a very light colored cinnamon bear. I decided to have both mounted, full-body. However, I'm from Central Florida and bears have been protected here for years. As such, I didn't know any taxidermists locally that had experience with bears. A friend of mine recommended Mountin' Man Taxidermy. When I returned home to Florida after the hunt, I shipped my bears, frozen, overnight guaranteed by UPS to Mountin' Man Taxidermy. The next morning I received a phone call from Dane telling me that he had received my bears and they were still frozen. We talked about potential delivery dates and I had planned on driving to Maryland and picking the bears up and making it part of a vacation. Because my wife is a school teacher, I suggested spring break and Dane made every effort to have them ready in March of 2011. In March of 2011, Dane called and told me my bears were ready for pickup. The black bear that was mounted in the standing position was 77 inches tall and I could not find a rental trailer taller than 6 foot to bring them home. Dane contacted U-Haul and discovered that they had the "U-Box", which is a storage unit that is 8 feet long, 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It's designed to help people move from one location to another. Dane made the arrangements to have the U-Box delivered to his shop where he packed my bears carefully using padding and straps and they were shipped by tractor-trailer from Maryland to Tampa, Florida. Once they arrived in Tampa they were placed on a flatbed truck with a forklift on the back and delivered to my home in Lakeland, Florida. He also purchased a padlock to insure that they were not compromised and mailed the key to my home. A week later, the bears were delivered to my driveway and were in perfect condition. Dane went out of his way to insure that my bears were not damaged. Customer service is obviously a priority with Mountin' Man Taxidermy. When I took my trophy bears I told my experienced outfitter that I was going to have them mounted full-body. However, he skinned them to be done as rugs. Unbeknownst to me this created a massive amount of stitching to have them mounted full-body. I defy you to find any of the stitching in either bear, they turned out perfect. Furthermore, while vacationing in Alaska this past summer, I saw a polar bear mounted in the standing position and I really loved the way his front paws were mounted. I photographed the bear and sent it to Dane and he found a similar mount in order to do my large black bear. He is quite intimidating. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the fact that Dane went out of his way to insure that my trophies turned out exactly as I had hoped. Both bears are now in my home and I couldn't be happier with the final products. If you want a taxidermist that will truly work with you to insure that you receive a quality product, I strongly recommend Mountin' Man Taxidermy. I know I will no doubt use Mountin' Man again in the future.Mike Hunter: Lakeland, FL
Keep it CLEAN and COLD! Keep in mind that our shop has no control of how your trophy is handled before in reaches us. Please take great care to bring in a prime specimen, this will assure you the best mount possible!
1. When dressing a trophy, stop the abdominal cut at the sternum or start of rib cage. Do not cut up through ribs when dressing. 2. Cut completely around body behind the front shoulders. 3. Cut completely around front knees. 4. This cut is the most crucial. All animals have a distinct hairline up the backside of their front legs. When cutting, stay just on the outside of this hairline. Follow just outside the hair from cut 3 to the rib cage. Turn cut here and continue to cut 2 (This will allow you to tube skin and remove the head and cape from the body
When preparing your fish for Mountin' Man Taxidermy, try not to handle the fish anymore than you have to. DO NOT GUT THE FISH! Instead wrap the fish in a wet towel or pillowcase, place in a bag and either freeze or keep cool until you get to us
When skinning for a rug mount, begin your cut approximately 4 inches from the end of the chin and continue to cut straight down the throat and belly to the end of the tail. Cut from the center of the pads down to the center of the cut. Leave the feet and head for us to skin. Make sure cuts are straight and centered!
To make it easy on both of us, simply bag, freeze and bring them in whole. For the birds, place the birds head under its wing and make sure the feathers are laying properly before bagging and freezing. You can also put your bird inside a nylon stocking prior to bagging and freezing to keep the feathers uniform. In addition, please note any broken bones.)