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Welcome To Grignon's Taxidermy Studio
Maine's Premier Taxidermy Studio

Taxidermy Mounts by Reimond W Grignon
National Taxidermy Champion

Game Heads Mounted by Reimond Grignon

whitetail deer Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

My whitetail deer have won numerous awards for their wonderful detail and life like appearance. The deer look absolutely natural. There is no wax or paint showing. I use only the very best materials available, and the very best tanning. Combine this with years of experience and you have the best whitetail mounts ever! A master of anatomy, many of my game head mounts are mounted on forms sculped by me.

Whitetail deer hunting is a favorite pastime of Maine residents. The deer are very plentiful to the point of being there being too many deer. For a number of years the Maine Fish and Wildlife department protected the does by using a permit system. This has worked very well and now the Fish and Wildlife department would actually like to see more does taken. There are places in Maine where there are so many deer that the state has had to hire "sharpshooters" to come in a eliminate as many deer as possible. It makes you wonder where all the hunters are.

Big Whitetaile Deer Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

Maine whitetails get huge. The two hundred plus pound buck is very common and whitetails have been shot that weighted over 400 pounds. Maine whitetails also grow very large antlers. The very large eight pointer is very common, the very large ten pointer is common. To shot a deer with over ten points would be a lot more difficult, but that too happens a lot in central Maine.

The central part of the state seems to grow the biggest deer racks. probably because of the abundance of food available. Big deer can be found virtually everywhere, but of course you have to hunt for the big ones. This usually means just being patient.

There are so many deer in Maine at the present that in order to get a big one it seems you have to let the smaller ones go by. The first few days of the hunting season, lots and lots of smaller deer are taken. Most of the big deer in Maine are shot the last two weeks of the season, after all the eager, hurried hunters are out of the woods.

Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

drop tines Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moose Mounted by Reimond Grignon

moose Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

Moose head mounts are quite commonly done in Maine at the present time. Maine is one of the few states that has a resident population of moose. Too many moose in fact. Every year the state issues more permits for hunters to take a moose. Still the moose population is growing and are becoming a menace on the highways with many moose auto accidents happening every year. The cars never win and people get killed all the time. The animals just cannot be seen after dark even with headlights on!

 

chris and moose Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon
This laborer is making moose forms to mount tanned moose capes on. It is a long process to create a moose head mount. The forms are made by pouring liquid foam into a fiberglass mold. The liquid foam expands and hardens. When the moose form is ready it is taken out of the fiberglass mold and then the moose forms are cleaned, wire brushed and made ready to receive the capes. In order to get around child labor laws, Mr. Grignon had to get married and have children. This is his son Christopher.

 

Elk, Sheep and Antelope Mounted by Reimond Grignon

elk Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

Every year the shop gets lots of western game to do. People send us work from all over the world. After the animals get mounted, they are shipped back in crates via truck line.

This wonderful elk came from Montana and is on our museum walls. The children that come in love to see these western animals that they are not exposed to here in the east. Here they can get a first hand look at the different species of animals.

bugling elk head for sale

bugling elk head for sale

 

sheep Taxidermy by Reimond Grignonantelope Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

 

 

The beautiful mountain goat and the bighorn sheep below are examples of the wonderful western game heads I have mounted.  Mounts are shipped to this studio from all over the world.

mountain goat Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

stone sheep Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

Mule Deer Mounts

mule deer Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon
This beautiful mule deer is another western game animal that comes into the shop quite often. You can see the detail I put into his mounts by looking at the picture below. The mounts are very expressive and lifelike. All natural, there is NO wax around the eyes, nose or mouth.

mule deer Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

Caribou Mounts by Reimond Grignon

caribou Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

caribou Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

caribou mount for sale

caribou mount for sale

 

lots of caribou Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

Caribou are one of the most popular game heads brought into the studio. Many hunters make the trip to Canada and bring the capes and antlers home with them, along with the meat.

 

Bear Heads Mounted by Reimond Grignon

Bears Taxidermy by Reimond GrignonBear Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

lots of bears Taxidermy by Reimond GrignonBlack bear are very common in Maine. The population of bear in Maine is constantly growing. In some places they are becoming a nuisance.

Black bears are a vary wary animal. They can prowl through the woods absolutely silently and are seldom seen by the average hunter. The only real way to take a bear is over bait. This is the way most bear in Maine are taken. Bait hunting in Maine is very tightly regulated with strict laws. Some bear are hunted with dogs, but the bear kill with dogs is actually quite small compared with the total harvest each year.

 

Africian Game Heads mounted by Reimond Grignon

african Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

African animals can be very difficult to properly mount. These animals are not handled the same as North American wildlife. The skins are totally different and it takes a lot of experience to mount these animals. African mounts are shipped here from all over the world for mounting. You can tell by looking at the pictures how absolutely real these animals look.

sable Taxidermy by Reimond Grignonkudu Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

Sable and Hartebeest mounts by Reimond Grignon

sable Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

The sable is one of the most beautiful animals created by God. They have wonderful horns which can grow way out over their back. This animal is a rare trophy with a really large set of horns.

The Hartebeest below is another wonderful animal that has a very pretty color. Notice that these animals have a very good coat of hair even though it is very hot in Africa. Their hair is very short, and sparse. They do not have a dense coat of hair like our northern animals.

The animal on the bottom right is a Warthog. They can grow long tusks and can be very mean. It is not safe to be around them.

 

 

Hartebeest Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

 

warthog Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eland Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

 

 

 

The large gray animal to the right is an African Eland. This animal is one of the largest animals in Africa. This shoulder mount is roughly the same size as a moose head.

 

The Oribi below by comparison is a very much smaller animal. The oribi shoulder mount is about the size of a small goat. Whatever, all African animals are very beautiful.

oribi Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

waterbuck Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon

 

 

 

The beautiful animal on the right is a waterbuck. These animals have a coat of short gray hair interwoven with sparse long hairs. This makes them somewhat unique to look at.

 

I'll leave you with another picture of Chris laboring in the process of mounting a splendid Cape Buffalo. Child labor laws in Maine are totally too restricted now a days. I believe in working them hard.... spare the rod, spoil the child.....

cape buffalo Taxidermy by Reimond Grignon