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South Dakota Taxidermists



Specializing In Trophy Big Game Taxidermy

Dakota Plains Taxidermy’s Premier Big Game Taxidermy Services Offer

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  • 2017 SDTA Best Of Category Masters Div. Gamehead (Antelope)
  • 2016 Winner Western Regional Best Of Category Masters Div. Whitetail
  • 2016 NSTA NWTF Conservation Award
  • Winner Of Numerous Additional Taxidermy Titles And Awards
  • Specialization In World Class Caliber Deer & Elk Mounts
  • Can Customize And Offer Many Different Full Display Options
  • Offering Excellent Customer Service – Turn Around 6 – 8 Months
  • Competitive Pricing For All Specialized Big Game Taxidermy Mounts
  • Taxidermy Showroom Appointments Available Or Ship Direct

Contact Information: Dakota Plains Taxidermy

Taxidermist: Dale Houser
Phone: 1.605.730.1889

Showroom And Shipping Address

133 N. Main St. P.O. Box 342
Kimball, SD 57355


We have 3 options for fast and easy shipping, if you cannot drop off the animal directly:

All three of these options are fast and easy and we are more then willing to work directly with you on returning the animal direct if applicable.

About The Taxidermist

Dakota Plains Taxidermy was started in 2002 as a part time occupation which soon turned full time. Taxidermy is not just something put together to hang on a client’s wall. To me every piece that is completed at Dakota Plains Taxidermy is a work of art with attention to the fine details. I am always continuing my education and striving for perfection to give my clients a high quality mount.

Dakota Plains Taxidermy works with outfitters and their clients from around the World to ensure that their trophy is properly taken care of from the time of harvest to the time it is shipped or delivered. Dakota Plains Taxidermy strives to be not only the Top South Dakota Taxidermist in the state, but across the entire Midwest and can handle all of your taxidermy needs from North American species, exotics of the world, to South Pacific species and African species.

Average turnaround times are 6 to 9 months. If you are looking for high quality with attention to the fine details choose Dakota Plains Taxidermy for your taxidermy needs from a standard mount to a custom mount to fit your trophy room. If you are planning on heading out of the country please contact us before leaving for shipping tags and broker info. If you have trophies in North America that need to be shipped to Dakota Plains Taxidermy contact us for your best shipping option. We also have a drop off location in Hill City SD by appointment. After your trophies are completed we have different options in returning your trophies to you from standard freight to personal delivery.


“After knowing and endorsing Dale Houser’s incredible taxidermy services for over 5 years now, it was a no brainer to send him my beautiful 6 point Colorado bull elk when I finally harvested my trophy!!!

I was very impressed with not only the finished product that Dale produced, in a timely fashion as promised, but more so the attention to detail through the process. Dale worked with me at length to make sure I had the exact pose I needed to fit in a very tight spot, as I only have one place in my home with ceileings high enough to fit it! Once on the wall, it fit like a glove- PERFECTION!

I can’t thank Dale enough, this mount is now the showpiece of our home and I am very proud of sharing my monster bull with all my friends and family when they visit now!”

Dan Wennerlind


  • 2017 SDTA Best of Category Masters Division Gamehead (Antelope)
  • 2016 Western Regional Best of Category Masters Division Whitetail
  • 2016 NSTA NWTF Conservation Award
  • 2015- NE show best of category large, lifesize (black bear), best of category gamehead, SCI conservation award, and best professional mount of show(sable)
  • 2013 Nebraska State Taxidermy Assoc. Best of Category Whitetail Professional Division
  • 2013- SDTA Best of Category Gameheads and Best Large Gamehead (Blue Wildebeest)
  • 2011 Best Commercial Whitetail (SDTA)
  • 2011 Best of Category Whitetail Professional Division(SDTA) pedestal whitetail
  • 2011 Best All Around Taxidermist (SDTA) pedestal elk, pedestal whitetail, pheasant, and redhead duck
  • 2011 Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation Award(SDTA) pedestal elk
  • 2010 Rocky Mtn. Elk Foundation Award (NSTA) pedestal elk
  • 2009 Best Commercial Whitetail (SDTA)
  • 2009 Best of Category Upland Game Bird professional division (NSTA) pheasant

South Dakota Taxidermist

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

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Top Notch Taxidermy

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

For Detailed Information About Taxidermy Services With Top Notch Taxidermy, Please Email Tyler at:

Please be sure to let Tyler know that you found his services through If he is unavailable please leave your best contact info as well as any specific details that are important to you about your mount and Tyler will assure a prompt response!