Welcome to Jake Rouse Taxidermy.
We are a full-time taxidermy business, providing exceptional quality mounts!
Open 7 days a week during deer season
Life Size Bear mounted by Jake Used in a Nascar/Busch Beer Commercial
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.
1st Place Master's Division- Gameheads
"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)."
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
Earned thru the NC Taxidermist Association