Quality waterfowl and upland game bird taxidermy for the discriminating outdoorsman
With limited hunting opportunities available to todays outdoorsman, your hard earned memories deserve careful attention form your chosen wildlife artist.
Danny Crain's Game bird Designs combines artistic vision with true craftsmanship, making each piece as unique as your trophy.
All Standing duck mounts include driftwood. Flying birds include a ghost hanger. Driftwood may be added to a flying bird mount for an additional $35 for duck sized and $45 for larger birds.
Standing or Flying
Eiders/Scoters/Common Merganser/Red breasted Merganser
Snow, Blue, Specklebelly, Lesser Canada
A 30% deposit is required before work begins. Cash, Credit and Venmo accepted.
Includes natural habitat bases. Walnut bases, artificial rocks, metal reeds etc. all at additional cost.
includes artificial oak slab
includes stump slab or natural base. Round or oval walnut/oak recessed base with scenery $175. Artificial limb for wall mount $100. Artificial rock $100-150.
Turkey tail and beard $200. Add spurs $225. Add wings $400.
The quality of the mount will depend on the quality of the bird brought in. Dog retrieved birds, hard shot birds with missing feathers and early season pin-feathered birds can all effect quality.
Hardwood bases and extra habitat work at additional cost. Cranes with badly damaged wings will not be mounted in flying poses.
Standard shoulder mount in sneak, semi-upright and upright.
Wall pedestal in semi-sneak with finished rock or leather backing. Extra rock or habitat at additional cost.
Full pedestal. Habitat and base prices TBD.
Add a footnote
Raised in Tucson, Danny grew up hunting and fishing in Arizona. At 13, he enrolled in the Northwestern School of taxidermy, a correspondence course out of an outdoor life magazine. With his Dad hanging over his shoulder, they managed to hang a few of their hunting memories on the wall. Eventually, he apprenticed with Jim Johnson, another local taxidermist, and honed his skills to a higher level. In 1986, Danny joined A.S.U.'s archery team, where he became a collegiate All-American and obtained a degree in secondary education. After becoming a physical education teacher in 1992, taxidermy began to fill those summer breaks and vacations teachers get. Spending countless hours reteaching himself the skills needed, Danny attained a level that has won him several awards at local taxidermy competitions and pleased customers that demand quality in their mounts. Being blessed with a beautiful family and the opportunity to hunt with good friends, Danny continues that quest for excellence and balance that we all strive for in our lives.