Do not go wherever the path may lead, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail - Emerson



What is important to you in deciding who will mount your trophy?

      Some people think the bigger studios must do the best work; others base their decision on the lowest price or the fastest completion time.   Simpson Taxidermy Studio is not the biggest, not the fastest or the cheapest taxidermist around, but..........

       By combining the  best materials and proven techniques with  craftsmanship, experience, integrity and artistry, I deliver award winning quality work to every client and on every mount.  I have built my business by delivering the highest standard of taxidermy work at a fair price, giving honest completion estimates, offering easy payment plans, convenient hours and friendly service to everyone.    

I offer what few other taxidermists can claim -  


Over 30 ribbons in state & regional competitions

(Awards include Masters Division, Best of Category, and numerous First & Second place ribbons)

10 year guarantee on materials & workmanship

Satisfaction guarantee on every mount

Professional, commercial tanning on all hides 

No dry preserves, “magic” tanning creams or other cheap preservation for your trophy 

30+ years in taxidermy

Over 20 years full time in the same location

The area's only IGT Certified Master Taxidermist

Unique custom poses and artistic bases - no problem!

Experienced in crating and shipping all over North America


So before deciding on a taxidermist, ask yourself 

Do you want your mount to be beautiful and natural looking? 

Do you expect your mount to stay beautiful 20 years and more?

Do you want attention to detail at every step of the process?

Do you want a taxidermist that you can trust with your special trophy?                        

Do you want a taxidermist who believes EVERY mount deserves his very best? 

If  this is what YOU want from your taxidermist, then you know why thousands of sportsmen over the years have chosen Simpson Taxidermy Studio to turn their outdoor memories into wildlife art.  I hope you will join them and become another proud Simpson Taxidermy Studio client.

If you missed the seeing the JJ Keller Winnebago Watershed Collection
of my work on display at the
Oshkosh Public Museum July 1, 2006 - Feb. 25, 2007,
you can still see photos of these unique pieces -

Click on the picture below to see  the mounts


See the mounts on display at Oshkosh
                            Public Museum

Map & Directions to Simpson Taxidermy Studio
From Surrounding
                            areas     Our location in Winneconne
   From far away         or      Winneconne map


Pick-up & drop off
by appointment only


   I will be turning 65 this coming April, so I am moving into "semi-retirement" mode. I want to catch up on the backlog and then gradually reduce the days & hours I work in the shop.
   In order to make more progress on the backlog, I have decided to switch to a "by appointment only" status.
I will be closed from Dec 24 - April 1 each year.
I will NOT be taking in 𝗔𝗡𝗬 work unless previously arranged.
I will NOT be taking in 𝗔𝗡𝗬 sturgeon while I am closed.
I will NOT be taking 𝗔𝗡𝗬 sturgeon over 50" for mounting even after April 1. All sturgeon over 50" will be replicas ONLY.
I will NO longer be accepting new clients 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗳𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘀.
I will NOT be accepting full mount animals any longer, even after April 1. This includes squirrels, foxes, coyotes or bear.
I no longer accept credit or debit cards - cash or check only.

    I will be open 𝙗𝙮 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 for pick-up of completed work or drop off of new work. Please call & leave a message, text me (cell # below) or contact me thru FaceBook messenger to set up an appointment.

    I want to thank all the clients and friends that have allowed me to make a living doing something I enjoy, find challenging & rewarding. I have been doing taxidermy for well over 1/2 a century and now want to devote more of my time and talents to other projects and a myriad of interests.

    Towards that end, I have been working with Dave Mielke to pass on the techniques and tricks I have learned over the years. He's been a quick study and has artistic talent. I will continue to help and mentor him over the next few years with the hope that he can continue to provide the same high quality work I have tried so hard to deliver to each of my clients.
    Best wishes to all for health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year. 

  I am also closed for several weeks every summer to take some vacation time.  For safety and security reasons, I do not put that info on my answering machine or post it on the Internet. PLEASE CALL AHEAD.

 If I recognize your number or if you start to leave a message, I will try to pick up if I can.  However, I may be working on  something & cannot stop, I may be with a client or just away from the phone.  Please leave a message & I will return your call ASAP.
 If you don't leave a message, I cannot call you back.
During hours I will be screening calls. 

If no answer, please leave a message or send a text to my Cell # ~
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Learn more about......

Letter to My Customers 

Fish - (skin mounts) 

Fish Replicas

Sturgeon – Mounts & Replicas 2024





Price List Pamphlet -  2024

All Price Lists - 2024

Photo Gallery

Field Care for your Trophy

Completion Information 

Work Schedule  
 New Update 4-3-2024

Caring for Your Mount  

Map and Directions

Work Order - download & print 

For Sale  
Fish mounts, Replicas, Mammals,
     Game heads done by me.

Classified Taxidermy Ads

Cleaning Skulls

The View from the Tree Stand   

     Short stories from the outdoors

Political Commentary, Cartoons

    My own opinions, thoughts and commentary on topics of the day.  Not for the left at heart. 
Other Artists  

Favorite Links

E-mail  me

General Information
     About Simpson Taxidermy
     Studio Hours - New hours - 9-1-21
     Shipping instructions
     Price List
     Payment methods
     Contact Us

FAQ Page (coming soon)

How Old is My Deer?
Aging your deer using photo of deer teeth at each age of development.

    Chart for Calculating the Meat Yield and Live Wt of your Deer.

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Life member and Sponsor
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Molon Labe patches now available
Exclusive style Molon Labe Patches now available for sale!
click on image for details

Wildlife Waystation

Wildlife Waystation

"...provide sanctuary for native and exotic wildlife."

Go to My Outdoor Page

See the Isreali Memorial to 9-11 

                                          & my Ural T
click on the photo to
Follow our quest to ride all 120 Rustic Road in WI

Due to the rising cost of processing credit card payments, I have dropped my standard credit card processor. You will still be able to use a credit card to make deposits, make installment payments or pay your balance using PayPal, even if you don't have a PayPal account. I will also be able to send an invoice to you.

The PayPal "PAY NOW" button is located on the right column of this page for clients that have a PayPal account.

If you have any questions on how to use PayPal - please give me a call.

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.   Edmond Burke ;)

                Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - Read it!        Check out my Motorcycle page

 In Memory of my Mom, who battled Alzheimer's with grace & humor,
And my Father who also suffered with dementia in his last years,
Please consider a donation to the
Fischer Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation

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                      Fischer Center for Alzheimer's Research

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