My name is Saige GriffisWest. I am a Colorado native with a college degree in wildlife, and I am the owner and operator of Wild Goose Chase Taxidermy Studio. I am an artist and a naturalist who is passionate about conservation and the restoration of our country's remaining wild places, and hunting can be a key aspect to both!
At Wild Goose Chase Taxidermy Studio, I specialize in the creation of quality waterfowl and gamebird mounts, as well as custom fish reproductions, where an artistic approach and attention to detail are major aspects to each and every animal. I provide taxidermy services by appointment along the Front Range of Colorado, but I welcome anyone who is willing to travel to my Front Range locations for drop off and pickup of their birds, or who wants to ship their birds to me. As an artist in taxidermy and other mediums, I take pride in my artwork and strive to preserve your mount in the most lifelike way possible.
Take a look at the gallery tab for photos of finished work. I also run my own Etsy shop, taxidermybysaige.etsy.com where you can buy various finished taxidermy pieces that I complete when not working on customer's birds, including soft mount taxidermy. Currently, that is the only place that my mammal taxidermy can be found and purchased; my main focus and facility space is for bird taxidermy. As mentioned above, I also provide custom fish reproductions/replicas, so be sure to visit that page too if you are interested in fins rather than feathers.
Links to my gallery page, fish reproductions/replicas, shipping information, Q and A, and my Etsy shop can all be found on the menu at the top of this webpage.
I look forward to commemorating your hunt and appreciate the business each customer brings.
Thank you, Saige
Important Reminder: when a hunter drops off their bird for taxidermy, they MUST provide their hunting license number for that bird's identification tag.
Examples of who I can provide taxidermy services for:
- Hobby farmers (no pets, just barnyard poultry, ornamental quail and partridges, Guinea fowl, peacocks, and such)
- Museums/nature Centers/scientific collections
- Wild bird rescues/educational facilities/zoos
Note: Although I typically only taxidermy waterfowl and gamebirds, non-gamebird species such as songbirds and birds of prey can be taxidermied as well, provided the collector has a valid federal permit listed under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Typically, only places such as museums, zoos, wildlife rescues, and universities are granted these permits, and they are not available to the general public. Always feel free to contact me with any questions, but please leave a message if I do not pick up the phone. If you do not leave a message, I may not be able to call you back. Thanks!
Visit my Facebook, Instagram and Etsy shop to see what's going on in the world of taxidermy!
Above image is a trademark of Wild Goose Chase Taxidermy Studio, created by Saige GriffisWest, May, 2021.