Michael Stevens

Proper Taxidermy Essential for Mounting Trophy Kills

Michael Stevens of Hill Country Taxidermy shows a remount of a deer killed by his father. Stevens used the most current form for the mount which was sculpted by Ben Mears from Mississippi. The sculpt is anatomically correct and fits Southern deer “like a glove.”

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

With deer hunting season now upon us, all the male and female hunters out there begin thinking of that big trophy buck. The one they can hang on the wall and reminisce about the wait and the kill.

Mounting a deer is no easy task and it is definitely not for the inexperienced. One local taxidermist sat down with me to discuss his process and experience mounting deer and other wildlife for display.