Silver Willow Taxidermy

May 9, 2016

Hey there, its been a bit again since I posted last but this week there is a bit to show you and talk about. Last weekend the family loaded up and headed to Great Falls, Montana for the annual taxidermy competition. There we competed in the Masters division in Gameheads and Pro in the Lifesize division. I mounted two antelope for the Montana challenge and We placed with a second place ribbon on this mount. These two little speedsters had wicked capes and deserved to on the wall. I wanted to show two antelope communicating and I think this piece shows it. The next time you take an animal that may not have the biggest horns or antlers, think about a different mount where the eye catches the animal in action rather than the size of the rack. Usually these younger critters dont have battle scars yet and the capes are flawless.

In the shop , we have been steady, bear season is upon us and so it has been decent this past week with skinning and receiving. As well I have mounted a few animals and will be doing so this week again to fill up the shop with animals drying for the next few weeks.

Here are the pics of the second place antelope from the competition in Montana.