This Is Something To Roar About!

Welcome to the taxidermy portion of the Gunners web site! Taxidermy is truly a passion with the folks at Gunners. We specialize in all areas of taxidermy and have won ribbons at all levels of competition which exemplifies our knowledge of the subject. Gunners was founded in 1983 by Harry Whitehead Jr. which still owns and operates the company today. He is accompanied by Ben Bauer and Daniel Loane. Together they produce a great product that the client can enjoy for many years and reminisce the times they had on that special hunting or fishing experience. Click on any one of the subjects above and see for yourself what the taxidermists at Gunners can do for you!


Cumulatively, the taxidermists at Gunners have won many “Best of Categories” and “Best of Shows” at most all levels of competitions in addition to the “too many to name” ribbons for their high level of quality work. The highlights of these awards include:

Second in World Turkey

Third in World Bird

National Taxidermist Associations Taxidermist of the Year 2007-8

7 Time Grand National Wild Turkey Taxidermy Champion

National Taxidermist Association North American Champion Turkey

National Taxidermist Association National Champion Bird

Best International Bird

Best All Around International Taxidermist

Best All Around Taxidermist - Kentucky 5 times, New York, Tennessee

Best of Show Southern Regional

Best of Show- Kentucky 10 times, New York, NWTF 7 times

Best of Category- Whitetail Deer 4 times, Waterfowl 12 times, Fish 4 times, Game Heads 2 times, Wild Turkey 15 times.

WASCO Award Winner 7 times at State level , 4 times at the NWTF National championships and once at the NTA National Convention.

Too Many to List 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Ribbons at State, Regional, National and World Shows.