Sierra Grande Gil Austin, 2010 Sierra Grande Bull Elk Northeastern New Mexico Skeet George, 2010 Bull Elk Capulin Mountain Volcano

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(575) 278-3066


Make your hunt last a lifetime

Welcome to The Taxidermy Shop. We are a full-service taxidermist locally owned and operated by father-and-son-team Gerard and Derek Karr located in scenic northeastern New Mexico.

We specialize in lifelike trophies including elk, deer, sheep, Merriam’s turkey, bears, African or exotic animals, antelope, buffalo, fish, birds, and more.

We pride ourselves in providing superior customer service throughout your entire experience. It is our goal to give you back the trophy that you remember from your hunt.

The Taxidermy Shop has an established relationship with Kennedy Hunting Services. Kennedy provides private land hunts in northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado area in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—land that is rich with an amazing variety of big game and record-book animals. In addition to being a licensed taxidermist, Gerard guides with Kennedy Hunting Services.

Customer Service/Philosophy

Our goal is to provide superior customer service by fostering a relationship of trust and open communication throughout the process. Quality craftsmanship and pride in our work are the trademarks of The Taxidermy Shop. Each mount that we complete is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to every detail.

We understand the significance and importance of your trophy animal and we would be honored to commemorate your hunt. Feel free to call Gerard or Derek with any questions, and we will return phone calls or emails within 48 hours.


Gerard and Derek attended the Colorado Institute of Taxidermy for their training and certification, an award-winning, nationally recognized program. Gerard and Derek are both avid hunters. Both Gerard and Derek are licensed taxidermists in the state of New Mexico.