Fish Taxidermy – Fish Taxidermy Mounts And Professional South Dakota Fish Taxidermy Specialist

Fish Taxidermy



Specializing In Artistic Fish Taxidermy

Top Notch Taxidermy’s Premier Fish Taxidermy Services Offer

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  • 2015 South Dakota Best Of Show Award – Top Honor!!!
  • 2015 South Dakota Best Fish Masters Division & Replica Division
  • 2013 South Dakota & Minnesota Champion Fish Taxidermist
  • 2013 South Dakota State Mule Deer -Game Heads Champion
  • 2013 Minnesota McKensie Taxidermists’ Choice Award Winner
  • Winner Of Numerous Additional Fish Taxidermy Awards
  • Specializing In Fish And Fish Replica Taxidermy Mounts
  • Competitive Pricing For All Fish And Replica Mounts
  • We Strive To Offer Turn Around Time Under 1 Year

Contact Information: Top Notch Taxidermy

Taxidermist: Tyler Erickson
Phone: 1.877.500.8616

Showroom And Shipping Address

4517 34th Ave
Brookings SD 57006

About The Taxidermist

Professional Fish Taxidermist Tyler Erickson, grew up near Fox Lake, Minnesota. As a young boy, he was introduced to the outdoors by his father and fell in love with God’s creation. Tyler landed his first trophy walleye when he was four and still remember trying to reel him in. From there the rest is history. Tyler feels he owes everything he is to Jesus Christ, his personal Savior and friend. He tries to reflect that in his daily life and work.

Tyler started Top Notch Taxidermy, which is a high end fish taxidermy studio specializing in fish mounts and reproductions along with gameheads and birds. Tyler spends a large amount of time on each fish, hand painting (scale tipping) the scales, and paying close attention to the anatomical features that make your fish come alive. From the eyes to the fins, nothing is overlooked. Tyler is driven by the desire to produce the most realistic and artistic taxidermy available. He has attended and won many competitions and seminars in his pursuit to improve. Tyler has won many awards at the state level and will provide you with a wonderful piece of wildlife art. If you are not from the area Please contact him for shipping instructions or ask about one of my alternate drop off locations.


2015 South Dakota Taxidermists Convention

  • Winner Of The Masters Fish Category
  • Winner Of The Masters Reproduction Category

2015 South Dakota Taxidermists Convention

  • Winner of Best Of Show Award for his Perch
  • Best Of Fish Category (Masters Division)
  • Best Replica Fish Category
  • Best Of Fish (Commercial Division) for his walleye

2013 Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

Walleye: Masters Division

  • 1st Place
    • Best of Category (State Champion Title)
    • Best Out Of State Entry
    • McKenzie Taxidermists’ Choice Award
    • Best Warm Water Fish Award

Bluegill/Pumpkinseed Cross -Replica

  • 1st Place

Mule Deer: Masters Division

  • 2nd Place

Fish Taxidermist

2013 South Dakota State Taxidermist Conv

  • 1st Place Masters Division
  • Best In Category With Walleye
  • WASCO Award —Most Artistic
  • Best Fish Award
  • Polytranspar Award
  • McKenzie Taxidermists Choice Best Fish Award
  • Best Replica Award
  • 1st Place Professional Waterfowl
  • Best In Category Award Waterfowl
  • Best All Around Taxidermist Award

2012 South Dakota State Taxidermist Conv

  • 1st Place Masters Division
  • Best Of Category
  • Vandykes- Most Original And Creative Award
  • Mckenzie Taxidermis- Choice Best Fish Award
  • The Star Fish- Best Replica Award

2011- National Taxidermist Conv

  • 2nd place reprocduction(carp)-
  • 2nd place fish (walleye)
  • 3rd place gameheads (mule deer)

2011 South Dakota State Taxidermist Conv

  • The “WASCO” Award most aristic
  • “The Artisan” award
  • McKenzie Taxidermists Choice “Best Fish”
  • “Best Walleye”
  • “Best Fish”
  • “Best Fish”- Huron radio
  • “Polytanspar award”

Species Challenge “Best Walleye”

  • 1st place and best of category- reproduction (carp)
  • 2nd place (walleye)
  • 2nd place (mule deer)

2010 SDTA

  • 1st place and best of category (perch)
  • 2nd place reproduction (walleye)
  • 2nd place fish (walleye)
  • 2nd place deer (whitetail)

Fish Taxidermy Pricing

Warm Water Fish – $10.00 / Inch
360 Pedestals – $16.00 / Inch
Cold Water Fish – $12.00 / Inch
Add $2.00 / Inch for scale tipping per side –
(This process is highly recommended for the best results and is very time consuming).
Fish Replicas – $16.00 / Inch

Bases are priced accordingly from $10.00$200

Mention Hunt The North And Receive $25.00 Off Any Mount Or Replica Brought In Before September 30, 2015!


Top Notch Taxidermy

Taxidermist: Tyler Erickson
Phone: 1.877.500.8616
Shipping Address: 4517 34th Ave Brookings, SD 57006

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