In the last 3 years I have used Mitch Cain’s taxidermy services for Mountain Nyala Tahr, Chamois and BushBuck. I have been very pleased with Mitch’s artistic presentation of the animals with his mix of life like habitat with them. His turnaround is timely as well as he is honest and fair in his pricing. – View all testimonials
The two Russian brown bears that you mounted for my brother and I are the best taxidermy work I have ever seen. Also, the 13 trophies that you did for me from my 2002 Botswana Safari trip stand out from all the other work in my trophy room. I never really realized that my other trophies were not as good until I saw your work. I can’t wait to see the big full mount leopard and wart hog from the Zimbabwe Safari this past summer. Again thank you for delivering all my trophies safe and sound. – View all testimonials
I have used Mitch Cain at Wild West Wildlife Art for all of my taxidermy work for many years. His work has always been consistently excellent and accurately represents the species that is being mounted. He has done many life-size wild sheep mounts for me that are of museum quality. I highly recommend Mitch as a true artist in the taxidermy arena! – View all testimonials
I’m happy as usual with the record book antelope Mitch just finished for me. I first came to Mitch to do another antelope for me in 1991, after looking at about twenty different taxidermists’ work and his looked the most life-like. He was just getting started then, but it was obvious he was better than almost everyone else. In all Mitch has done six heads for me including two antelope, two mule deer, a bighorn sheep, and an Alaskan moose. All are quality mounts and look as good today as when they were first finished. I have never had anyone else do a mount for me and I don’t plan to in the future. Many other heads I have looked at do not look natural and they do not look alive. One guide that I talked with about Mitch put it better than I could have: “There are lots of guys doing taxidermy, but he is a wildlife artist taxidermist.” You are going to look at any mount you have done fo a long, long time so entrust it to someone you don’t have to worry about messing it up. You have worked hard and spent a considerable amount of time and money in most cases to harvest such an animal, and Mitch will never disappoint you. I now also consider him a good friend with a passion for what he does. – View all testimonials
Mitch Cain, Oregon Taxidermist, established 1987
3 Time National & Oregon State Taxidermy Champion
People’s Choice 1996 National Taxidermy Show
WASCO Taxidermist Award (most artistic taxidermy entry)
National Taxidermist Association Award of Excellence
Foundation North American Wild Sheep Taxidermist Award Winner
Widely Acclaimed African Safari, Asian & New Zealand Specialist
A nationally recognized taxidermist and wildlife artist who is consistently being sought out and commissioned from clients throughout the world, because he is one of the top taxidermists in the world, doing work for organizations such as the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum and Gallery in Indonesia.
Mitch has won many California and Oregon State Taxidermy competitions, as well as much sought after National Taxidermist titles like, National Taxidermy Champion, 1996 Peoples Choice Taxidermist in Columbia, Missouri, and the North American Taxidermy Champion 1999 in the game head division and also the Life Size categories at the National Competition in Billings, Montana. The North American Taxidermy Champion is the National Taxidermy Champion in the division of excellence, the highest award you can achieve in a national taxidermy competition.
He has also been presented with the coveted WASCO award for the Most Artistic Taxidermy entry in 1995 and 2008. As well as First Place and Best of Category for a shoulder mount at the 1998 National FNAWS show in Reno, Nevada. Mitch was awarded the National Taxidermists Association Award of Excellence in 1996.
Mitch is renowned for his African Safari, Asian, and New Zealand taxidermy work. Mitch has hunted and collected specimens for references from all over the world, so you will get the most anatomically accurate mount to be found only at Wild West Wildlife Art Taxidermy Studio. As well as an accomplished taxidermist, Mitch is also a sculptor of his own custom line of sheep manikins, and is constantly adding to this line of manikins.
“This is a personal taxidermy studio, everything created here is conceived, mounted and finished by me. It doesn’t leave here without having my hands, eyes and mind on it.”
Animals in motion, either subtly or drastically, truly enhances the aliveness and beauty of your valuable wildlife investments.