NC Certified and Award Winning Taxidermist in Masters Division!

Welcome to Jake Rouse Taxidermy.

We are a full-time taxidermy business, providing exceptional quality mounts!

Open 7 days a week during deer season

Contact Us Today 919-218-8177

View Our Price List Here

Life Size Bear mounted by Jake Used in a Nascar/Busch Beer Commercial


Choosing A Taxidermist . . .

Unfortunately in North Carolina, all it takes is someone paying a $12 license fee and they are now considered a "taxidermist", no training or requirements at all! Therefore it is easy for a hunter to assume anyone that is licensed as a taxidermist can provide a great quality mount; unfortunately that is not the case. So if you are looking for an exceptional mount to admire for years to come make sure when you are deciding on where to take your trophy to be mounted that you really do your research on the persons' skills and training. Are they an Award winning taxidermist? If so, in what division? Amateur, Professional, or Master's Division? Make sure to ask, because it does matter! And choosing your taxidermist based solely on price can result in a mistake you may regret for years to come. 


Our Services

  • High Quality Mounts
  • Custom Mounts
  • Idea Concept & Design 
  • Habitat Design & Build
  • Personal Delivery of Lifesize And Larger Pieces (additional fee)
  • ​Shipment and 3rd party Transport arranged based on the best service for your mount and location of delivery (additional fee)


Our Shipping/Delivery Options:

You don't have to be local to have Jake mount your trophy of a lifetime! We have several shipping options available to fit your needs.



We are conveniently located in central NC for those that would like to come in person, as well as we receive many shipments from in and out of state! 


2018 NC State Champion, 2019 & 2020 VA State Champion

1st Place Master's Division- Gameheads

WASCO Award Winner 2017 - North Carolina Taxidermist Association

"The WASCO Most Artistic Entry Award is presented to the most artistic piece in a taxidermy competition. The winner is chosen collectively by all of the judges from the entire competition for their innovation, skill, artistic talent and high quality. WASCO Award winners receive a polished acrylic award and a gift certificate from WASCO (Wildlife Artist Supply Company)."

In the News


News & Observer: Careful handling of deer results in better trophy mounts


North Carolina Sportsman: 18-year-old Coats woman kills 645-pound bear in Washington County


Raleigh Magazine: The Art of the Wild

Written By: Megan Dohm


NC Certified Taxidermist

Earned thru the NC Taxidermist Association

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Jake Rouse Taxidermy

10125 Ten Ten Road, Raleigh, NC 27603, US

919-218-8177 Call or Text


Open today

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

If you are traveling a long distance to visit, you may want to call first to verify hours for that particular day. 

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