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Details

The above photo’s are of a waterbuck, taken in Africa and crafted by Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC.

Everything is about the details. If your work completed by your taxidermist has no details, then it’s time to look around for one that does.

Accessories

You have now harvested a great trophy and you know that you want to do a shoulder mount but you would like to do something with the rest of the hide.

There are numerous  things that can be done with the back half of the hides, the feet and the tail.

For the back skins,you will have to tan them and for examples , you could made rugs as is or with two colors of felt sewn to them or add in other colors of hides and you can make a wild looking rug.

The skins can also be made into custom made furniture. A chair made out of your kudu or zebra or whatever would ready standout in any room.

One can also have pillows made out of the skins ,which are very nice for any room of your home.

If you are doing a pedestal mount on a panel base , one can replace a wood panel with the hides , which are very nice looking.

Leather can be made out of the extra hides. Done in a variety of colors. Once completed the leather can be made into garments, drink coasters, hats,etc, etc…

The feet can be made into lamps, tables, stools, etc and as for the tails off some AFrican game, they make jewerly,dusters,etc.

Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC can do almost all of your accessories. If you have no idea on what can be done, just ask the taxidermist or my designer.   Have all your trophies taken care of under one roof By the professionals.!!

The accessories you can do is only limited to your thoughts….

Happy holidays

Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC  would like to wish everyone a great holiday  .

Capp’s always have items up for sale that are not on the web site,  which are hides, furs, horns, skulls, and all types of mounts that all already done or can be custom done.

For one of the most professional studio in the world, we take care of our clients needs– from shipping to clearing international  shipments to custom made work of art.

Have a great time.

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Trophy Room Design

You want to display your hunting trophies in the matter that will show them off the best, define their best features. Then you have to create a plan to do that.

Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC has many years of experence in this field. We also have a interior designer to anwser any of your other questions too.

One can just do a little to define the features. Just like redoing a room with new paint, or placing up new 1/2 wood and 1/2 rock,. Or one can do special effect paint on the wall and ceiling. placing in new lighting like spot lighting,canned or puck lights to add shadows on the wall. Then you could just buy some art. grass,trees to add the the room.

One can just have scenes painted behind the game,like mountains,sunsets,jungles,etc…

If you want to can go all out and add on to the house with high ceiling, a hardwood floor,maybe a river rock wall

One should always have a trophy as the main feature of the room. It could be in the middle of the room as a pedestal or the main one on the wall and the others surround it. It could be a pair of elephant tusks  as you come into the room. It could be a lifesized critter in the miidle of the room so everyone can walk around it and see it from different angles with lights just highliting it. It can be anything.

If you realtiy want to go crazy, then build a rock mountain like some sports store have with everything on the rock. Like Mtn. Goats looking down at the top, then have sheep,bears, etc on it and everyone will be noticing the work piece.

In other words, you must use your imagaination and trust the professionals at Capp’s and we will draw up poster boards of the rooms, show you what different types of woods,tiles,etc that will show off your menories the best.

Life is short. Don’t you want to surround yourself with items that will make you happy or do you just want so-so…

USDA

Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC is now a USDA approved estblishment.

All international shipment(s and even if you need it to ship down trophies in the the USA ) can and will be cleared in the studio .

The fee for this service depends on what the shipment is . If 3 or more trophies are mounted here, then the service is free. If you only have one or two trophies done then there will be a charge. If no trophies are mounted at Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC or just skulls cleared throught the studio, then you will be charged the full rate.

Before you go,contact Capp’s and we will provide laminted shipping tags for the trophies you will be harvesting. Or one can always tell the export shippers over there to ship to the instructions given to you by Capp’s.

All shipments will be ran throught US customs at the Seatac Wa. port and then trucked to Capp’s where the studio will boil and prepare any items that will need atention,mainly swine and primates. Then I will ship the items to one one the great tanneries that the studio uses, which are great in all aspests of a tan.

So Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC is ONE OF THE MOST PROFESSIONALLY taxidermy studio in the nation. All serves are done under our roof,except for the tanning and I only use the nations best. We mount all of our trophies,have the beetles to clean the skulls,do all our own rugs,birds, retiles and fish with unbelviealbe artisty and realistic turnaround. Will work with our interior designer for you trophy room or just your house. All wooden bases are designed and built here and now we clear your shipments . NOTHING IS SUBCONTRACTED OUT at Capp’s, not like most taxidermy studios. I know of some shops that do nothing but sub work out, so the real artist is never recognized.

Next time you are in need of a true artist—not all are created equal– contact Capp’s, you will not be sorry………………..

 

 

Mtn Lakes

In the summer in Montana, there is nothing better than hiking into the many Mtn lakes in the area. Its the best way to stay or get into shape, not just for the summer but for life.

Many will hike into the lakes like myself and mark it on to the GPS , sit down and eat lunch or a high energy snack , take some pictures with the one that you walked into it with and off you go, back to the trail head or up or down to the upper or lower lake in that chain you are on. The main rush for me anymore is the hike, the mental commitent, the physical  part of it  on walking uphill for hours and miles  a time in the summer heat.

Some do all the above and then will put toghter a pole and start to fish for the native cutthroat trout in the lakes. Most everyone that fishes will catch some of the trout, most will be under 12” in length and I would say about 90% of the fishermen will catch and release the fish. Some will catch the trout and start a small fire and cook them right there on a open fire and eat the high in protein meal for lunch. And then some will catch them and pack them out to eat at home but the only thing wrong with this is that that fish will start to soften up and to spoil on the long walk out in the sun , but some will be on horse back and should have the fish out of the bush and on ice within a hour or so.

If you do happen to connect on a large trout or a different type of trout like a golden trout or to just to have a memories of the trip with a friend or family memeber, then one will have to roughly measure the length and the width of the fish, release it back into the high mtn lake and once back into the commutiy, bring or call the measurements into a professional taxidermy firm like Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC and we will take great care into making that menery for you.

Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC only uses the best repo’s on the market today with fins that are flexible, bodies that have action in them and in no way look fake or plastic. They are the best ! And then i will professionally  paint the fish back to life with bottom coat of  laquer paints and a top coat of a high gloss enamel, all out of a airbrush

Just bring , call or email the measurements to us with a picture of it or just a description on the colors of the trout so I can paint it back to the same color of the fish that you released back into the lake and will hang on your wall or sit on the table for years to come and everytime you see that great repo done by Capp’s, you will think of that day you hiked miles into that high mtn lake and smile….Go have fun………………………..

Conditioning

The main part of life is being able to handle whatever comes your way . If it’s in work or on a adventure of a lifetime. One must be in good physical shape, in good health and maybe the most important is having a great mental commitment. I think if you are in so-so shape and in good health and have a great mental commitment then you will be able to do most of what you need to do. If you are hunting brown bear or sheep and the environment is less than friendly but you have a great mind set then you can over come the situations and the weather to harvest your game. I’m not saying that if you weigh 300 lbs and smoke 3 packs a day that if you have a good mind set that you will endure. No you must be physically fit ,be in good health and have the mind set for success. If you are going to apply for that special tag or to buy that hunt up north or a safari then you must start to apply your self to being in condition, both in mind and body.

It’s time to get in shape, if not for the hunt than for you to live longer. Start by walking and then hiking and then to the gym or buying a weight machine like bowflex. You do not have to look like Arnold but just to stay trim and fit. learn what the body can and cannot do. Learn how the body works with certain proteins and vitamin’s.

If you spent the money for adventure, then you do not want to get sick or have blisters or torn muscles and have no success, no you want to have fun,stay up with the pace of the adventure and to be successful, just to have great menories of the harvest and not memories of pain and defeat.

I , myself think that mental commitment is very important along with the physical part too. I live to hike in the mountains and to do that I work out by walking miles a day–to work- , to workout on my bowflex for x amount of time everyday and to contesting eating right with all the stuff that works for my body.

The same goes for when you harvest that special game critter, or fish. You must decide on the taxidermist  that yu0u would like to use and it dose not have to be the good old boy down the street. Here at Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC  we strive to be very professional and talented to complete any task sent our way. Its all in the mental staes. I can see the mount in my mind before I start the mount so I will know how and what to do when it comes to life and I am always willing to improvise on any given situation that may arise.

Use only commitment taxidermist for your works of art. Judge them on the experience, years in the business, full time  stats, and their professionalism–do they run a full time studio outside their home or do they have a day job and do it out of their garage and their rates. So charge way to much cuz of their overhead. Pick the one that will work the best for you–Try Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLc and see the different…..

End of spring

It’s the end of spring and that means the hunting seasons for  bears in North America are going to a close. the good news is that African hunting is going on, stronger than ever and will end in September for most.

The bear hunters still have a few weeks to harvest one. If you are a D.I.Y. hunter , then all you need is time and patience. The bear usually comes out in late afternoon until dark. So all you have to do is find a few east/south slopes with parks that green up fast and with water somewhere close . Glass a lot and have some luck , you should see your quarry.

If you are a guided type of a hunter then you will be in a tree stand looking over a bait pile, flying over a kill and then snowshoeing in the next day, or  a hunter glassing a lot of areas or a hunter running behind a pack of hounds and then deciding on if it’s the bear you want to harvest.

The first thing you should do after you book or decide on your hunt is to contact a professional taxidermist like Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC and they will get you info on shipping your trophies,skinning ,salting and packing tips. laminated tags if going in other states,counties. Trust only a professional taxidermist with your predator. It’s not like a antlered game as a deer. If they mess up the skin, you can not get a replacement for a predator as you can for a cape of a deer.

There are many ways to mount your trophy. About 90% of hunter will have their bear rugged out, which here at Capp’s means the hide is professionally tanned and that is the main subject here. A home tanned bear will not last over the years, it will not have all the grease taken out of it , it will have a smell to it in hot weather and it will not be 100% bug proof. A professionally tanned skin will last,will be bug proof,will not smell and will have a luster to the hair.. Also Capp’s will place a Capp’s sculptured rug shell with a open or closed mouth, padded and then double felt of any 2 colors you want and all machine sewn to the hide with d-rings sewn in to hang your prize.

Another way is to do a shoulder mount, either on the wall or on a table or floor pedestal. This is picked mainly if the back hide is rubbed off for the bear.

Then one can do a 1/2 life mount , on the wall or pedestal or the one that shows off the critter the best is a full size life mount, with a open or closed mouth,on the floor mount. One can do anything they want with this one. At Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC , I always tell the client to do something with action in it, I just hate seeing a mount just standing there looking off in space for a predator. One can for example have him standing over a winter kill, over a rack of horns, running, have dinner in it’s mouth like a salmon, fighting ,etc… Just whatever one can image can be done.

The last thing one can do is to just tan the hide as a wall hanger. In my opinion, this is just a waste. After a certain amount of time, the hide will lose it’s tanning oils and then you can not do anything with as far as mounting it later. But it the clients decides, not me.

Predator hunting is a great rush,and lots of work, before and after and yes,bears are money for great taxidermy is expensive but it’s worth it years down the road. So use one of the best, Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC in Montana…………..

 

 

Interior Design and Taxidermy

Interior design and taxidermy go together like peanut butter and jelly.

The main idea here is that taxidermy is art. Plain and simple as that and good art always goes up in price just like any other commodity does. The main thing here is good taxidermy. Not some critter that dosen’t even look like the right species but great taxidermy that makes you look twice at it to make sure its not breathing.

To capture your imagination by placing you at the scene of the mount. May it be a scene of a Mt. Lion attacking prey or just kicked back relaxing on a log with it’s feet dangling. Or a shoulder wall mount that follows you with it’s eyes as you walk across the room. Whatever the pose, it must be great.

Some people are hung up on how it died, they want them to exit this world like a scene from Disney where it will lay down as the sun sets and peacefully go. Hate to burst their bubble but in the wild, all animals die a violet death , they are killed by predators, they go from diseases, they break bones, they are ran over and so on. Only in the human world do we and pets go peacefully cuz of the drugs it is given. So when people ask me how they went, I tell then a hunter took them with one shot and they never hear the shot for they were gone before they hit the ground and in the real world, that is all you can ask for, cuz they never felt any pain.And everything was utilized by the hunter and family and also the predators.

The best place to start to look for the great taxidermist are by looking at the true professionals that run successful studio’s, by looking at the piece of art that they have created, by what the references are saying about them, look local but the best is to look on the web to see the one’s hidden away in the small towns across America. Capp’s Taxidermy Studio LLC is one of this studio’s. They are true professionals in every sense of the word. They have many item in stock already completed and ready to ship. But if the client wants something different, a one of a kind art piece then Capp’s can make up whatever they want for the house,shop ,etc.. They will create a scene they will be the centerpiece of the room or rooms. Whatever the mind can think of ,in most times can be created. Anything from a bear running through water with a fish dangling from it mouth to a deer jumping a fence with a pheasant flushing up in fright to a elephant charging( better have one big room for that one) and so on.

The interior designers client must think outside the box to have a really great piece of taxidermy art. Be open minded and if you are worried about what sirtn friends are going to think, then maybe they are not real friends and are only followers on the ”in crowd”.

The best is to just look around, call and visit the professional taxidermy studio’s like Capp’s and not the one’s that only do this part time cuz they have a real job ( that just kills me for at my studio, I work 40 to 60 hours a week  and that is why my art looks like it does-like the real animal, bird or fish that it is subost to ) and that is why their work looks like it does, it might be cheaper to purchase but just remember that for all the years you have to look at it..

The main thing here is to be picky and go for what you want and not what you think others may think……Have fun.