Jordan Lake Taxidermy

Durham,Raleigh,Cary,Apex,Chapel Hill,Pittsboro, NC

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My name is Mike and I am the owner of Jordan Lake Taxidermy. We are a small taxidermist shop located in Durham, NC.  This is not a large shop and I do not sub out work to other taxidermists. I do taxidermy on a part-time basis. I have found that from time to time I must limit the number of pieces that I take in each year or risk getting behind on turnaround times. I strive to produce the highest quality in each and every piece. I give each piece the time it deserves, bringing out the lifelike details.  Taxidermist can only mount so many trophies each year. Please see our studio.

The shop is located behind my house and is not far from Jordan Lake. Please feel free to stop by and look around when passing through. We are open to the public. 


Taxidermy In Progress

Deer Mannequin

Roughing up form so deer hide will adhere after pasteing glue. Deer hide is leather and will shrink as it dryies

Fleshing Fox Machine

Fox skin on the fleshing machine. Thinning hide down for less shrinkage when skin dries

Fleshing Turkey

Turkey on the wirewheel. Fleshing skin down to the feather quills. Degrease bird for strutting pose

Tanning Hides

Turning hide into leather involves a process which permanently alters the protein structure of skin, making it more pliable for household use, coloring skins is also available. Before tanning, all skins are salt dried until stiff for shipping for garment tans. We also offer in house tanning. However most customers choose commercially because local taxidermist dont have the commercial tumblers to get it soft enough.Taxidermy is the art of moving skin. We preserve all your trophy wild game.Jordan Lake taxidermy tans there hides in shop that will be mounted. NO borax or dry preservative used on our customers skins. Great taxidermist watches every animal dry. Paying close attention to movement in the hides as it dries adjusting daily. No pins clips needed. Jordan Lake Taxidermy mounts waterfowl to whitetail deer.All wild game must have wildlife tags.We also do european mounts with beetles.

Waterfowl Ducks

We mount water foul and turkey. In many different positions flying or standing.

Shoulder Mounts

Whitetail deer shoulder mounts or full body. With habitat art. Antelope,Black Bear


Bobcats and Fox can be mounted in any pose


7606 NC HWY 751 Durham NC 27713

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(919) 730-8882