What Are Different Types of Taxidermy Wall Mounts?

What Are Different Types of Taxidermy Wall Mounts?

What Are Different Types of Taxidermy Wall Mounts?

Some types of taxidermy wall mounts include pedestal, shoulder and half mounts that taxidermists position in any of several poses. An upright mount conveys alertness, typically displayed with a slight turn of the neck. Often, taxidermists incorporate a lower head position, called sneak, to impart a lifelike demeanor.

Consumers typically prefer the shoulder mount, as options include sneak and semi-sneak with the head flexed gently to one side to provide a realistic, lifelike appearance. The pedestal wall mount requires approximately 4 to 6 inches more of the animal's shoulder. The half mount includes the head and front legs and extends to the animal's mid-section. The full sneak positions the head lower with a more serene appearance.