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!
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.
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 Mountinman Taxidermy. When I returned home to Florida
after the hunt, I shipped my bears, frozen, overnight guaranteed by
UPS to Mountinman 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
Customer service is obviously a priority with Mountinman 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 y ou 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 Mountinman
Taxidermy. I know I will no doubt use Mountinman again in the future.
Thanks again, Dane.
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.
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
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.
fortunate enough to be able to take a hunt for grizzly bear in Alaska
this year. I harvested a beautiful Boone & Crockett grizzly
along with a caribou in velvet.
I took my animals to Mountin Man Taxidermy because I know
that customer satisfaction is the top priority. Dane has done outstanding
work for me in the past and I knew that I could trust my animals
with him. I knew his artistic ability and attention to detail would
reproduce an amazing animal. Danes imagination to create what
you want and work with you every step of the way are just two reasons
why it was an easy choice to take my animals to him.
I wanted to create my own wooden base to accompany these animals.
Dane was very helpful to me by coming to my facility to transport
the base back to his business. He also worked with folks in Alaska
regarding matters related to my hide and took the time to find habitat
that would most closely match the original. In addition, he did
a lot of custom work at no extra cost. He did an incredible job
recreating the real hunt habitat including a water feature,
dirt, rocks, and plant life.
An open mouth grizzly towering over a velvet caribou in a natural
setting is what I wanted and Dane delivered. True detail and imagination
went into this piece and I am very pleased. Great prices, good turn
around and fantastic custom work thanks again Dane.
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.
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.
hunters seem to enjoy the full spectrum of sensations one can feel
with each hunt; who you are with, what you see, the weather
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.
a pleasure working with you,
of 2007 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!
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!
the years, Ive had a number of both good and bad taxidermy
experiences and am very particular about quality and selecting a
taxidermist. In December 2005 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.
researching area taxidermists, seeing Danes work and talking
with him, I decided to mount the larger of the two and have the
hyde 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 hyde 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.
Thats what I think every time I pass one of Mountin' Man Taxidermy's
pieces of work. Five years ago was the first time that I met Dane.
I had harvested a nice 8 pt. And wanted to get it mounted but had
no freezer space. Dane was kind enough to allow me to bring in my
deer to him after hours so that I wouldnt lose it. 6 months
later it was hanging on my wall, and it was by far the best taxidermy
work that I have ever came across, I was also surprised at the quick
turn around time.
Since then I have taken several more trophies to Dane, including
a life size piebald buck. All of the trophies that Dane has done
for me still look the same as they did as the day I brought them
home. I have also taken older mounts of mine, from a previous
taxidermist that was falling apart. Dane was able to repair
these mounts and make them as if they were alive again.
I highly recommend Mountin' Man Taxidermy to anyone that has a trophy
of a lifetime and wants to preserve it for many years to come. This
man takes great pride in his work and pays close attention to every
little detail, and mounts every trophy like it is his own.
shot a piebald last November and took it to someone to process.
I called Mountin' Man Taxidermy at 8:00 PM on a Friday night. I
was surprised that Dane, having never met me before and knowing
how critical it is to cape the short haired piebald correctly came
out to the butchers house and caped the piebald himself. Then, even
more to my amazement, he took the cape home with him and worked
on it that night to make sure that the mount would be perfect for
experience I had with Mountin' Man Taxidermy was more of the same.
I shot a 6 point buck in full velvet. Dane, I know worked really
hard on that buck to make sure all the velvet stayed perfect.
takes so much pride in his work and will do everything in his power
to make sure your mount is life-like and exactly what you want.
The quality of workmanship and the attention to detail makes each
mount that Mountin' Man Taxidermy has done for me outstanding.
recommend - and have recommended him to anyone looking for a taxidermist
that does top quality work at a reasonable rate.
you Dane for a wonderful experience.
have had three deer done at Mountin' Man Taxidermy. Dane's work
is great. He takes pride in his work to make my mounts look perfect.
He goes above and beyond to make his customers happy. I highly recommend
Mountin' Man Taxidermy for a great job at affordable prices. Choose
of 2005, I was fortunate enough to harvest my first black bear.
After looking at a few taxidermists work on bear, I wasn't completely
satisfied. My friend showed me a beautiful 3/4 black bear mount
Dane had done for him. Five minutes after meeting Dane, I knew he
was truly a professional. Thank you, Dane, for a beautiful job.
You are not only an excellent taxidermist, but also an artist. The
attention to detail is what sets you apart.
friendly, and reasonable. You wont be disappointed.
Falling Waters, WV
our brother/brother-in-law, the "Mountin Man" of the
outdoors who captures your memories so you can enjoy
the rest of your life! Our living room wall displaying our
trophies (as you see in the picture) were all mounted
by Dane! We are proud and fortunate to have taken such
great animals and even more proud to have someone with
an extra special talent to mount them with such detail. The
pride in his work is shown through the realistic look of
each animal which is a perfection you can trust when
dropping off your favorite game to Mountin' Man Taxidermy.
We love you and thanks for a GREAT job!
Steve and Robin Eyer
Mont Alto, PA
me start out by telling you that I'm the hardest person on earth
to please. I can always find a flaw in my work or in another's.
I have had other deer mounts done by other taxidermists have been
very upset with their work.
I shot my buck, I was unable to use the original cape. I was very
concerned about finding a cape that would be suitable to replace
the original cape. After two years of talking with many taxidermists,
and seeing their work, I felt that Dane was the best person for
the job and the only one who could meet my standards. Not only did
Dane find me a exceptional cape, he surpassed my expectations.
extremely happy with Dane's work, you could look for hours and never
find a flaw. My buck mount is the most realistic, life-like mount
I have ever seen. I will never think about anyone else but Dane
to mount any of my animals. I recommend anyone who expects top quality
workmanship to choose Mountin' Man taxidermy.
November 2005 I was able to get my biggest buck to date with my
muzzleloader in Virginia. Dane did an excellent job of ensuring
that I would have the nicest mount to view in my home for years
to come. Dane is very friendly and professional, and takes pride
in his work. He was able to provide my mount in a timely manner
and still provide excellent craftsmanship. I am looking forward
to working with Dane in the future.
did a wonderful job mounting a recent Texas Rio gobbler kill. He
was professional and very friendly, made me feel like we were old
friends. I have other mounts at my home that I'm very proud of,
but, because of Mountin' Man and his craftmanship, I have a longbeard
on my wall to admire and help rekindle many good memories of my
first but not last Texas hunt. I have found my taxidermy man and
a new friend also. See you in the spring Dane.
Woods here to tell you that Dane did an excellent job mounting the
first bear that I got in New Brunswick, Canada. He took pride and
went into great detail on my half-lifesize mount. The estimated
time for getting it back was 11 months, but I got it back in just
7 months. I am very pleased with his level of service and will have
him do future mounts for me.
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.
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.
Thank you, what a job! You are a very professional
person in all respects. In only the short time I have known you,
you seem like a friend of many years. You helped me chose the mount
to display in my trophy room, it was a perfect fit. I have other
mounts (elk, whitetail, and mule deer) and have had dealings with
other taxidermists. While they were not all bad, I've learned that
not all are good either. I highly recommend Mountin' Man Taxidermy
as a great taxidermist and a person who cares. Looking forward to
seeing you soon.
With sincere gratitude,
have had Dane do 2 bucks for me, and have 2 more with him right
now. He also has a fish that he is doing for me as well. There is
nobody else that I would trust with my trophies. I have had a few
other taxidermists do work for me and there is an overwhelming difference
in quality of work. It is as though Dane is doing his own trophy,
the amount of detail he puts into each mount. I believe a lot of
the attention to detail comes from the love of fishing and hunting
Dane himself has.
family and I love to show our friends the bear and deer Dane has
mounted. After looking up close at the definition Dane puts into
his mounts, they want his name and number. Big or small he takes
pride in his taxidermy. The added bonus is his fast turn-around,
great prices and quality that goes with a world class job. We, as
hunters, spend countless hours trying to take that next trophy.
So do yourself and the animal a favor and call the Mountin' Man.
It will be one of the best hunting tips you will ever get!
customer and friend
Great job on all 3 of my deer mounts. The detail and workmen ship
are the best I have seen. Everyone asks were I got them done and
I tell them the "Mountin Man", and I will use no one else!!
Thanks for the wonderful trophies.
am like a lot of other hunters - we try and spend as much time in
the outdoors as possible. Not everyone has the opportunity to harvest
180 class whitetails and 500 pound black bears. The biggest buck
I've taken to date is a 135 class whitetail I had the opportunity
to harvest on a hunt, not knowing at the time it would be the last
with a truly great friend and sportsman. The memory of this hunt
I want to last forever.
I chose Dane at Mountin Man Taxidermy to mount the buck for me.
This was one of the best decisions I ever made. Not only did the
mount turn out to exceptional, way above the quality and attention
to detail that I had ever seen - but I got a great friend in return.
The memory of that hunt lives on every time I look at the mount.
If you are lucky enough to know what hunting is all about, let Dane
preserve the memories for you.
Thanks for this opportunity Dane,