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Deer Eyes – Attitudes and Setting Guideline for Relaxed Eyes

Deer Eyes: Attitudes and Setting Guideline for Relaxed Eyes

Eye setting is a process that takes patience and use of quality tools. The modeling tools that are used can help you set eyes that are accurate in proportion and placement. For a relaxed eye, you will have a sharper angle or corner in the anterior as well as the posterior rim.


Corner number two will be a very soft change in direction. It is important to remember to take your time with this step to keep the true to life look you desire. This delicate process can impact the quality of your finished product. In our next blog, I will share tips on eye setting for semi-alert deer eyes. – Tom Matuska

Compete for the Matuska Competitor’s Award!

Compete for the
Matuska Competitor’s Award
at a Taxidermy Competition near YOU!

The Matuska Competitor’s Award will be awarded to the competitors with 4 of the highest scoring entries in the Masters or Professional Divisions.All entries must have a 1st or 2nd place ribbon with a combination score of 350 or greater.


Upcoming Shows:
  • North DakotaTaxidermist Association’s Annual ExpoMarch 3th-7th, 2017 Mandan, ND
  • llinois Taxidermist Association’s ConventionMarch 16th-19th,2017 Bloomington, IL
  • South Dakota Taxidermist Convention & CompetitionMarch 17-19, 2017Watertown, SD
  • Iowa Annual Convention & Competition March 23 – 27, 2017 Marshalltown, IA
  • Kansas Annual Convention & Competition March 24 – 26, 2017 Manhattan, KS
  • Western Regional Convention & CompetitionApril 6-8, 2017 Lusk, WY
  • Minnesota Taxidermy Guild Convention & CompetitionMarch 30, 2017 – April 2, 2017 Rochester, MN
  • Montana Annual Convention & Competition April 27 – 30, 2017 Great Falls, MT
  • Nebraska Annual Convention & Competition June 9 – 11, 2017Columbus, NE
  • Missouri Taxidermist Convention & Competition August 4 – 6, 2017 Lake Ozark, MO

It’s show season!

As spring approaches, we are looking forward to warmer weather and reconnecting with fellow taxidermists as we travel to our taxidermy shows. Our first opportunity is coming up February 23 – 25 at the Wisconsin Taxidermist Show in Steven’s Point. We enjoy sharing our new products and latest techniques to increase the skill levels in the taxidermy field. We also provide our Wisconsin customers with the opportunity to pre-order items and save on expensive shipping costs and offer a discount on orders taken at the show. We thank our customers and welcome new customers to contact us for their taxidermy needs. Give us a call if you are interested in having supplies delivered to the taxidermy show. Taxidermy season never stops! Check out our website and stock up on some good deals or try out new products. You can use our online system to order anytime or give us a call during business hours. If you are at the Wisconsin show, stop by our booth and tell us what you think about our products. We love meeting our customers and look forward to hearing taxidermy stories.

Tom Matuska


Spee-Dee Delivery Zones!

Product Spotlight! Semi-Upright Black Bear Form!

Check out our NEW Semi-Upright Bear Form! This form comes in an attractive semi-upright pose that boasts excellent detail and intricate anatomical features. This attractive Semi-Upright Bear Form is interchangeable with selected Great American Bear Change-Out Heads! Our Great American Bear Snarling Line Fit Both Detailed MOHR Mouthcups & MOHR Slimline Jawsets.

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Want a FREE Pair of Payer Eyes?

Product Spotlight – Payer Eyes

Deer Eyes by Payer Eyes capture the natural color & reflective qualities of the animal’s original eyes. With flawless detail, they are produced with extreme care yielding a perfect, glossy, blemish free surface. Defined Cornea, Narrow Banded, Unbanded, or Pre-Rotated available in dark brown or medium brown color. Sizes available: 30, 32, or 34 mm base. Pricing starting at $6.95!

Product Spotlight : Copic Sketch Markers

Introducing this week’s Product Spotlight…Copic Sketch Markers! Copic Sketch colored art markers with their Super Brushes are the perfect tools for creative fish painting and highlighting. Felt tip sketch markers paint as well as they draw. Each marker comes with two distinctive felt tips suitable for a wide array of scale tipping and highlighting applications. Inks are vibrant yet translucent allowing the scale tone to show through giving a most natural life-like highlight to your fish skin. Permanent, non-toxic, guaranteed color consistency. Compatible with lacquer as well as acrylic paint systems.

Matuska Taxidermy Supply Company

Just Out!

TheNEWMatuska Taxidermy Supply catalog is loaded with over 400 new products! Check our new bear forms, mule deer, and great selection of habitat to mention a few. We are certainly far from the largest supply company, but we take great pride in bringing you only the best products available to help today’s taxidermists create customer pleasing mounts as well as award-winning masterpieces.

New for 2015

We listen to our customers and the need for a quality mule deer manikin became apparent. Rather than jumping into this endeavor with both feet and sculpting a form that people wouldn’t use, we began with a survey of several taxidermists from the western states who know what their customers want in a pose and also taxidermists who know what they want to see in a mule deer form. Something new, something attractive and something accurate; the overwhelming choice was a semi sneak with an offset shoulder. The pilot program was launched with the introduction of a beautiful 7 1/2 x 19 x 20 in a right and a left offering. The feed back on this introduction has been outstanding and these first mannikins will be followed by a 7 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 19 and a 7 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 21 also in a left and right offering in the upcoming months. Call for availability of the new sizes and give the Sage Brush Series: Mule Deer a try!



Show season began for us with our first show of the year being at the Wisconsin show in Steven’s Point, Wisconsin on February 19th. WTA always has one of the best state shows that we attend and they always make us feel welcome and support the Matuska Taxidermy Supply Company. We hope to run into you at one of the upcoming events!

Taxi-Drop Drone Delivery Service


While still in the experimental stages, not to be outdone merchants, the Matuska Taxidermy Supply Co. will soon offer the TDDDS or Taxi-Drop Drone Delivery Service to all customers within our radio frequency. Payload weights are yet to be determined, but you can be assured of the quickest delivery of your merchandise EVER OFFERED! Soon you will be able to order your deer form today and receive it yesterday. Stay tuned for more exciting news and further technical updates!