Attention All Customers:

Due to delays in processing times at the tannery and the relative difficulty of obtaining supplies currently, we will be unable to take on any new orders until at least January. We have a responsibility to deliver projects to our existing customers who have been patiently waiting prior to taking on new commitments. Thank you for your understanding, and please feel free to reach out to us in the meantime with any questions or to discuss starting a project after this timeframe has passed.


Deershorn owner, Steve Mudgett, has long been an animal enthusiast. He started hunting and farming at a young age and has been around wild animals his entire life. He began learning taxidermy some years ago from his mentor Bob Watkins of Millbury and since then has consistently worked to improve his skills. Over the years he has refined his craft and now competes regularly in taxidermy competitions including the annual convention in 2017 and 2018 for the New England Association of Taxidermists and most recently the 2019 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championship in Missouri where he took second place for his exceptional work!
Steve is a true perfectionist when it comes to taxidermy and the pieces that he creates are consistently referred to as “astounding”. His craftsmanship will get your attention, and his care and attention to detail will keep you coming back!

  • Deer

  • Elk

  • Bears

  • Foxes

  • Coyotes

  • Moose

  • Bobcats

  • Much More!


Steve is a fanatic when it comes to animal hides, doing all of his own work. The sooner you skin the animal and get the hide to him, the better the results. This is because he can quicker preserve the original quality of the animal before any kind of deterioration. Having been in the industry, Steve is also connected with other top taxidermy experts in the area and can always send out specialty work if need be.

World Class Taxidermy

Steve Mudgett has over 30 years experience in hunting and farming. He’s competed in taxidermy at the pro level and is ready to take on your next project!