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 high quality and detailed wildlife taxidermy, especially when it comes to bringing your waterfowl and gamebirds back to life!
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 the drop off and pickup of their birds, or who wants to ship their birds to me. Soft mount/small mammal taxidermy and fish reproduction orders typically take place via email or phone call since I source my own pelts/skins for those mounts, and fish reproductions do not require the actual skin. 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.
Scroll down for my contact info and other bird taxidermy related information, as well as a price list. You can also click here for a list of prices.
Take a look at the gallery tab at the top of this page for photos of my bird taxidermy work and other resources. I also provide custom soft mount taxidermy services, small mammal mounts, fish reproductions, and run my own Etsy shop, wgctaxidermystudio.etsy.com where you can buy various finished taxidermy pieces that I complete when not working on custom orders.
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 bird 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!
Note: custom small mammal taxidermy is created for you using pelts that I source myself. I cannot at this time accept your own personal un-tanned pelts/un-skinned mammals. Fish taxidermy is made using replicas only, and doesn't have any real part of your fish incorporated into the mount.
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Above image is a trademark of Wild Goose Chase Taxidermy Studio, created by Saige GriffisWest, May, 2021.