Gary Wilford is the owner and licensed taxidermist of Antler Shop Taxidermy. He is a professional Naturalist/Wildlife Biologist with a degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan. He has worked in East Central Illinois for the past 38 years. His taxidermy business stems from years of preparing study specimens and from studying wildlife up close. Gary is also a dedicated hunter and has traveled extensively across North America in pursuit of big game animals.
Gary opened Antler Shop Taxidermy in 1989 to offer his expertise to the growing demand for mounted trophies locally and from around the world. Even though the majority of mounts are of the Whitetail Deer, he has preserved all of the species of North American big game animals and most of the African species and exotics.
Hunters traveling through the area are welcome to stop and view a variety of specimens in the showroom of the Antler Shop. Out of state hunters can leave their trophy at the Antler Shop where it will be professionally mounted and shipped directly to them.
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