Welcome to Southern Sportsman Taxidermy Studio!

Do you want a quality mount that will preserve, and bring back, the fond memories of your special hunting or fishing trip?

Welcome to Southern Sportsman Taxidermy, your full time, professional wildlife art studio!  When your mount leaves my studio door to go on your wall, you will be proud of your trophy.  That is my promise to you because my goal is to provide you with a one-of-a kind wildlife art display commemorating your hunting or fishing skills for years to come.

My fascination with the art  of taxidermy began when I was shortly out of high school in 1986 when I ordered my first taxidermy supply catalog which I still have. Today, I am fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the art of taxidermy on a full time basis. Whether it be your first buck to a trophy longbeard, I sincerely look forward into putting the skills that I have learned over the years into each mount that I am entrusted with as if it were my own.

A quality mount begins by using quality materials and devotingsc1 many segmented hours to each mount.  I only use the highest quality, anatomically correct forms, whitebanded eyes, earliners, referance, and tanning materials available on the market today.  I refuse to take shortcuts or use inferior methods or products in my work.  Why should you settle for anything less?  If your looking for a shop that moves hundreds of mounts per year, then you have the wrong taxidermist.  If your looking for the cheapest priced mount, you may want to look elsewhere.  However, if you want a great looking mount with attention to detail, at a competive price, with a reasonable return time, then please call to arrange a visit to my showroom.

Because I understand the time, money, and effort that each of my customers puts forth in the pursuit of his/her trophy, I will not shy away in taking as many hours as needed in order to return the highest quality mount that I can to each of my customers.  My average turnaround time is 3 to 6 months depending on the specimen and I put that in writing.  I appreciate your business and value a chance to meet your taxidermy needs.

Your full time taxidermist,

Claude Ray, Jr.


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Professionally licensed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service

Member NTA (National Taxidermist Association)

Member LTA (Louisiana Taxidermists Association)