Alaska Wildlife Rugs and Taxidermy is now entering our third year of business! Hard to believe the time has gone by so fast and I owe a very, very big thanks to the many of you on 'the forums' who have become customers to my business. Without you, I would not get to enjoy doing what I love, and doing it as a business.
My name is Juli Wolter and I have been a taxidermist for nearly 16 years now. Some of my customers ask me why I decided to pursue taxidermy and I tell them it all started when my family and I trapped marten, river otter, beaver, and wolves on Prince of Wales Island in the late 90's. Truthfully, I would look at the animals I trapped with my family and think of just how beautiful they were and all the ways I would like to have a mount done if I could. My signature line reflects my belief that taxidermy is more than just a 'stuffed animal' - it is art, and it is the preservation of a memory.
In 2000 I went to taxidermy school and for about 3 years after that I mounted some of the animals I had trapped. Lifesize wolves, marten, otters, lynx and ermine. Trust me when I say taxidermy school is fine, but there is nothing like apprenticing for an excellent taxidermist! In 2003 I was fortunate to be able to apprentice when I hired on with Dan and Becky Foster, at Foster's Taxidermy in Wasilla, Alaska. I worked for Dan and Becky and with Dan's patience and expert hand and eye to guide me, I was able to refine my skills with nearly 12 years of employment with them.
Now I am operating Alaska Wildlife Rugs and Taxidermy as a full time business and am enjoying every minute of it! I continue to learn and 'perfect' my skills because no matter what, taxidermy is a profession in which you, the taxidermist, should be continually learning and improving.
Services offered at Alaska Wildlife Rugs and Taxidermy include:
mammal mounts (large and small) of all kinds including:
wall pedestal mounts
life size mounts, with bases/habitat as needed
half life size mounts, with bases/habitat as needed
I also offer:
antler panel mounts, velvet antler preservation, detachable or pinned antlers on shoulder mounts, skinning/fleshing/prepping for expedite to lower 48 taxidermists. Not sure I will be taking on skulls this year, as they take away from my time doing actual taxidermy (cleaning skulls is not really taxidermy, per se)
I can also seal all fur bearers and black bears, and can also complete temporary sealing certificates for your brown and grizzly bears (those that do not have to be sealed at specific locations) so that you don't have to take them to fish and game, I do that for you.
Fleshing, skinning, and tanning are included in the prices of all mounts.
For information on prices you can call or take a look at my website. www.alaskawildliferugs.com
To keep up to date on a selection of recent mounts that are being completed you can also visit my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaWildlifeRugs
Oh - and the best way to contact me is to call or text me at my cell phone - 907-715-4112. I don't have time to come onto the forum so much anymore, maybe once every week or so, so if you send me a pm here, it may sit in my inbox for a while
here are a few mounts to showcase the quality I strive for.