African & International Life-size

We have years of experience mounting animals that live way outside of Iowa! From African Kudu, Sable, Lions and Hippopotamus, we have the know-how and processes to make sure your African or international mounts can be enjoyed for years to come.

Be sure to read our Field Prep Tips to ensure a proper mount.

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Mount Options

Full Body Mount

Lifesize mounts are a specialty of ours. Whether you want a walking black buck in a simple habitat or a mountain lion taking down a mule deer, we can do it! Your input and ideas are always welcome, or if you prefer to give us some dimensions and let us go that works also.

Custom Habitats

Habitats have become a very important part of our business. An animal displayed in a natural setting is much more pleasing to view. Your imagination is the limit. We have extensive experience with habitats and we've learned from the best in the industry. Were capable of building mountains, boulders, trees. Photos of your hunting area can be a great help for this. If your habitat matches the habitat you hunted in it can really add to the enjoyment of your piece!!

Rugs & Wall Hangings

We offer anything from a wall hanging coyote pelt to a fully finished bear rug. There are many options to explore for rugs. We can also do flat African floor rugs, zebras are the most common rug in this style.

Additional Services

International Shipment of Game

Shipment of overseas trophies can be stressful if not done correctly. We can get you the necessary paper work and take the stress out of this process. Just get in touch with us at least a month before your hunt. We'll make sure your trophies make it from overseas, through US customs and safely home!

Transport of your Mount

We offer delivery services for getting your trophy home. One option is through Trophy Transport, a carrier that hauls mounts from coast to coast via semi trailer. Trophy Transport is a great, peace of mind option for large and small pieces. Another option is Bakker Taxidermy delivering via trailer. Please let us know if our delivery services are of interest to you.

Taxidermy Repair

Over time your international trophy mount may lose a certain life like qualities, or be damaged. Depending on the level of repair needed, we may be able to bring your trophy back to its original state. Contact us for more information — sending us pictures always helps!

We’re experts at full body mounting the following African & International Animals

  • African Lion
  • Leopard
  • Impala
  • Sable
  • Rhinoceros
  • Hippopotamus
  • Warthog
  • Red Stag
  • Sika Deer
  • Fallow Deer
  • Gemsbok
  • Springbok
  • Blesbok
  • Bontebok
  • Nyala
  • Kudu
  • Oribi
  • Reed Buck
  • Bush Buck
  • Red Duiker
  • Blue Duiker
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Lechew
  • Mid Asian Hibex
  • Bezoar Hibex
  • Aoudad
  • Water Buffalo
  • Cape Buffalo

Our expertise lies in creating body mounts for the African & International game listed above. If you have a project for a different animal in mind, don't hesitate to ask us! If we can't help, we surely know of someone who can.