Bullseye Taxidermy / Bruce Nelson 2011
Made with Xara
Bruce’s interest in taxidermy began when he
was quite young, and learned about hunting
and fishing from his dad. He later became
interested in the mounting and preservation
of hunting and fishing trophies. Here are
some of his personal reflections ...
“I love to hunt! The joy of leaving the city
and stress behind and experiencing the wild
beautiful outdoors. That feeling you get
when you slam your bolt closed, sling your
rifle and head to your favorite hunting spot.
That feeling you have of being the ultimate
predator and this will be your lucky day. That
Boone and Crockett bull elk, 50 inch
Colorado moose, monster muley or bobcat
that you just called in or even that fresh bear
track in the snow that you just came upon
while following that game trail through the
thick downed timber. Hearing that
unmistakeable bugle of a bull elk while
you're waiting in the crisp darkness of pre-
dawn waiting for enough light to see into the
meadow below you. Looking through your
scope at a big whitetail with your finger just
touching the safety and your mind is racing,
wondering if he might get just a little closer.
Finally - calling your best friend on your 2-
way radio and telling him to bring his frame-
pack. Backstraps for supper tonight!
“As a result of my passion for huntng and
fishing, I went to school and started my
taxidermy business in 1988.
“I also build log furniture and custom display
cabinets for your prized trophies. You’ll see
some of this craft in the photos
on this site.”