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About Field and Stream Taxidermy

a brief history and general info about field and stream taxidermy

Owner and master taxidermist Tony Rathbone was born in Zambia and “brought up on stories of the great hunting days of the 1950’s, love of nature, wildlife and hunting was started in early childhood.” It all began as a hobby but 23 years ago he opened “Field and Stream Taxidermy”, Louis Trichardt – now one of the largest studios in Southern Africa, they employ 25 staff members. Tony reckon that there are many taxidermists but few wildlife artists out there, so careful consideration before handing over those trophies is of utmost importance.

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Himself an avid hunter and having hunted in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Austria, Hungary, England and Australia, Tony fully understands how much clients treasure hunting trophies, and so this directly affects the quality and service at Field and Stream Taxidermy. We are a full-service wildlife taxidermy studio serving hunters, fishermen and collectors worldwide, and process in excess of 2250 trophies per annum, including shoulder mounts, full mounts, pedestals, horn mounts, tanned hides, birds and fish, and roughly 600 clients.

We do everything on site, we don’t contract out our crating, birds or fish. We sculpt and make our own forms and mannikins. We also make a number of curios on site as well

There are a number of factors that makes us stronger than our competitors: hard work, good and well trained staff, dedication to what we are doing and a responsible attitude towards our clients. Doing business “on the level” and being honest with clients without trying to rip off people goes a long way. These factors with good service, quality work, attention to detail, friendly service all combine to make clients want to come back to us. As we do our packaging we know exactly how the trophies are packed to ensure they don’t arrive damaged in any form. I personally check all mounts in their various stages, nothing is just left to my staff to complete.

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Contact Information

Field and Stream Taxidermy
3 Industria Road
Louis Trichardt092

Phone: +27 15 516 1081
  • Hello everyone, Got my trophies today, everything looks Great !

    You Guys do great work !

    Richard Moreland


    Richard Moreland – Maryland
  • I drove to New Orleans, La. yesterday and picked up my trophies from my 2011 African hunt. After returning home is disassembled my crate and then assembled

    Greg Duncan – Mississippi
  • Kim, after much anticipation I finally received my mounts yesterday. I must say that everyone at Field & Stream did a great job! I am very pleased

    Gordon Myers – Indiana
  • Hello,

    We picked up our tanned hides today and we wanted to let you know how pleased we are with them!  The skins are so soft.  Whoever

    Forrest & Kathy Anderson – North Carolina
  • My Blesbuck and Gemsbuck trophies were finally delivered today and WOW!!!!!!…… did a super job!!!!!!!!!!!! my hat is off to everyone involved

    Bill Knall – Ohio
  • To the staff at Field and Stream

    I can’t thank you enough for another outstanding job that you did on our trophies. My taxidermist that

    Gino Gianetti
  • Hi

    I thought it would be a nice thing to do with the pieces, I had no idea it would be so beautiful.

    You will certainly do all my taxidermy work;

    Dave Densmore
  • Meinke, My Dad finally inventoried the crate.  He just sent me an email telling me that everything is there and looks great.  I can’t wait to check it

    Alex Wirts – Vermont
  • Trophies have arrived safely to Spain.
    Beautiful and very well done.
    Hope in a couple of years we will continue to be good customers

    Luis Ruspoli – Spain
  • Hi Meinke, Tony, Benito, and the Field & Stream Team,

    Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know our crate arrived in Brisbane last

    Ben Salleras