We opened Decatur Taxidermy in the fall of 2003 after Ken attended the Central Texas School Of Taxidermy and spent most of that year working under an award winning master taxidermist. We started in a small portion of our diesel shop at our home. Our first year, Ken completed 12 shoulder mounts as a part time taxidermist. Since then, we have grown into one of the largest taxidermy studios in Wise County.
We continue our education of the latest techniques and trends in taxidermy through attendance of taxidermy seminars, conventions, and competition entries. We continually study wildlife reference through pictures, video, and live, in nature. It is our desire to continue to refine the artistic quality of each and every piece that we have the pleasure of working with. We also strive to provide the highest quality materials, craftsmanship and attention to detail.
We are fortunate to have so many great customers, some of whom, have been with us since the very beginning and are now good friends. Decatur Taxidermy is very proud to be the official taxidermist for BuckVenture Outdoors prostaff member Brother Terry as well as outdoor writer and personality, Glenn Guess. Thanks to all of you for coming back year after year and for recommending us to your friends and family. We are honored that you have allowed us to preserve your trophies and hunting memories.
We invite you to stop in and look at our work in person as photographs are unable to accurately capture their true depth and beauty. We look forward to meeting you!
Ken and Kesia Harlan