Prairie Drifter Taxidermy & Custom Fly Rods

Award Winning Taxidermy
Custom Bamboo & fiberglass Fly Rods

Award Winning Taxidermy

Mike has been a full time taxidermist for more than 35 years. He is very active in taxidermy competitions, having won over 500 awards for his work and judging numerous competitions. He has earned over 40 International,North American,National,World,Regional and State championships in all phases of taxidermy. He has also won 19 Best of Shows, 10 Best all Around Taxidermist awards, 3 time National Award of Excellence winner and is a Nationally Certified Competition judge in all phases of Taxidermy. Mike was also the first to earn the Golden Masters Award in all phases of taxidermy from the International Guild of Taxidermy. Mike is proud of the fact that he has won multiple Masters Division titles in all phases of taxidermy. That includes Gameheads,Large and Small Lifesize mammals,Fish, Reptiles,Waterfowl and Upland Gamebirds.

Mike is proud and humbled that he was asked to judge the National competition two consecutive years in three different categories (Lifesize mammals, fish and reptiles).

 Mike can handle all your taxidermy needs.

"Catch and release" Fish taxidermy

Being a flyfisherman, I was always a big proponent of releasing your catch and getting a replica done instead of killing the fish and doing a skin mount. It has been a long time coming, but now most of my fish work is reproduction taxidermy, allowing the fish to fight another day. I have won many "Best fish of show" and “Best reproduction" awards in the Masters division. I can replicate your trophy from a photo and the length and girth measurements. Email or call for more info.