Trails End Taxidermy is now the official taxidermist of the MN DAV

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© 2019 Trails End Taxidermy

Thank you for taking an interest in our website.

At Trails End Taxidermy we have been doing business for our clients for 25 years. We understand the anatomy of the specimens acquired by our clients in order to give them the top quality work and craftsmanship they should expect from their taxidermist. We think that after viewing our pages you will see that our work speaks for itself. The majority of the pictures you are about to view are of our clients own specimens. This should let you know that we take pride in our craftsmanship and are not afraid to show it. If you are looking for a new taxidermist, or are new to the area, we can take care of all of your needs. We are well versed in all specimens, from the farthest reaches of the globe, to the whitetail deer in your very own backyard. All pieces are done in a pleasing appearance and can be viewed and enjoyed by all.

We have been in business a long time, and I would like to clarify something - The taxidermy business, in general, has grown to an art form and should be treated as such. There are potential clients that will price shop, and there is nothing wrong with that, BUT if you have hunted or fished for 20+ years and have finally tagged or caught a specimen of a lifetime, do you really want to try and save a few dollars on the mount you will be looking at for the next 20 years? Treat the animal you collected with respect, and have it done by a competent taxidermist. I think that in the last few paragraphs you have gained a little better understanding of what we are all about at Trails End, and in the following pages you can see that our work stands behind what we say.

Enjoy the website, and let us know by a phone call or email if we may be of assistance to you.

Thank you, and enjoy the site.   John Hlebaen
(320) 393-2825 

Trails End Taxidermy
310 W Main St. Rice, MN 56367


Winners of 2019 Deer contest are as follows


Contestant                                                   Buck/ Weight                          Prize            



Mike Walker                                                   205.4                                  Free Shoulder Mount

Jerry Petron                                                   201                                     Ruger .270 package with scope

Bob Gill                                                          194.2                                  Beretta blaze orange bird hunting vest and cap light

Dawson Moen                                                137.6                                  Sportsmen's Pliers / Flask / Berkley Fresh Water Bag



Contestant                                                   Doe Weight                            Prize

Jerry Petron                                                     118                                    Steel pig high impact target with tanerite pockets

Jessica Coombs                                              113.4                                  $100 Scheel's Gift Card

Dan Petron                                                      112.2                                  Slush Shovel / Big Game Gambrel

Bob Petron                                                       108                                    Vexlar Gloves / Rapala Filet Knife / Panfish Tool Combo



Mike Walker                                                Biggest Rack                           Score 151 3/8             $100 Scheel's Gift Card



Contestant                                                     Buck / Weight                        Prize

Gannon Petron   (Jason's Boy )                        121.2                                  Mossberg 6.5 Creedmore package with scope.




Thanks for all who entered our first contest this year and we are already looking at improving it for next year! I will be selling tickets to sign up next year if you would like to get on my mailing list to receive one in the fall please give me a call or shoot me a text at 320-393-2825.