For four decades we have provided our clients with the most realistic and dynamic mounts in the industry. We will work with you to design an artistic mount by which all others are measured.

James E. Rapalee founded Rapalee Taxidermy in 1970. In 1997, after working full time with my father for 10 years, my wife Vickie and I took over the operation of the company. As 2nd generation owners, we provide superior customer service to our clients from pre-hunt consultation to the installation of the mounts in their trophy rooms.

Experience taxidermy without equal! Send us your next trophy and see for yourself why thousands of clients have trusted Rapalee Taxidermy with the preservation of their treasured wildlife.

Join our list of thousands of satisfied clients worldwide. Contact us today!


Our Committment to Quality

Fortunately, over the past few years we have received an extremely high volume of work. This includes an unusually high number of large life-size (full body) mounts and scenes containing numerous animals.

Unfortunately this has caused our completion time to be delayed. For this, we apologize. Please know that we are working extremely hard to insure that your trophy/trophies will be completed as soon as possible while maintaining the extreme level of quality and detail that we are known for. This is possibly the reason you chose our services to begin with.

We have all heard the saying, “You get what you pay for.” Taxidermy is no exception. The joy of a low price and quick turn around time is quickly forgotten when you have a mount that does not meet your expectations. High quality taxidermy is an art, not an assembly line product.

So, yes you can pay less and receive faster service from many taxidermists, but you have to question, “What was compromised to make that happen?”

To be quite honest, if your top priority for choosing a taxidermist for your hard earned trophy is based on a low price and/or fast completion time, then we are probably not the taxidermy studio for you.

However, if unsurpassed quality and detail is important to you please contact us for more information on our services. As always, since 1970, we remain committed to quality and professional excellence. Family owned and operated – 3 generations!

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