Early June found the taxidermists at the Matuska Taxidermy Studio hard at work on a celebrity project.
Cisco, the original horse ridden by actor Kevin Costner in the movie “Dances With Wolves” succumbed to old age at the age of 33. As a fitting tribute to this noble creature, Cisco’s owners hired Marty Hansen from Hansen’s Taxidermy in Phillip, South Dakota, as the taxidermist to complete the mount. Marty wasted little time in enlisting the help of the Matuska Taxidermy Studio and the extra hands of Tom Matuska and Amber Gonnerman to help with this monumental task. The manikin underwent major alterations to both pose and size until the perfect attitude and fit was achieved. Cisco’s final journey will be to the original 1880 Town in South Dakota.
Tom, Vicki, Mandy and all the staff great and helpful people. The products they sell are the best you can find, and talk about customer service........the other week i ordered 35 whitetail forms, eyes, earliners and some other miscellaneous items. I asked Tom about my shipping options as it was a large order. Tom called me back the next day and told me they were traveling through my area and he would load my order in his car and drop it off! It doesn't get any better than that! I order as much as i can from these guys and dont plan on changing that any time. I'd give you 10 stars if i could. Thank you!
Matt Tainter 7/09/2018
AFTER I GRADUATED FROM TAXIDERMY SCHOOL, I FOUND MATUSKA AND THE FRIENDLY FOLK'S ON THE OTHER END OF THE PHONE, TO BE MY SUPPLIER OF CHOICE ! I ORDER EVERYTHING THRU THEM, AND EVEN PLACE ORDER'S WHEN AN ITEM IS'NT IN STOCK ! THEY PROMPTLY NOTIFY THAT THE ITEM HAS ARRIVED AND IS NOW HEADING IN MY DIRECTION ! I HAVE EVEN BEEN ALLOWED TO CHAT WITH ONE OF THEIR TAXIDERMIST, WHO GAVE ME SOLID ADVICE THAT I HAD NOT PICKED UP FROM THE SCHOOL THAT I ATTENDED ! I'LL PURCHASE FROM THEM FOREVER ! AND I LOVE DIGGING FOR THAT TREAT, STASHED IN THE BOX OF SUPPLIES ! GREAT JOB, MATUSKA !!!
James Moore 6/09/2017
Honestly one of THE best companies in our industry!! Great products and service....free candy with every order....how can you go wrong?!
Josh Saville 11/01/2017
Great customer service, great product selection and fast, reasonable shipping.
John C Lambert Sr. 10/31/2018
Passionate for what they do.. always willing to help. Lifetime customer here!
Tim Cooley 6/29/2018
Have talked to Tom at the South Dakota Taxidermy Convention. He is a very nice down the earth guy willing to help anyone. Shipping charges have always been very fair. Always arrives on time and with great service.
Tony Donelan 7/16/2018
Wonderful place to work! Amazing people to be around!
Jake Wegner 1/16/2018
Great service and prices will definitely be shopping again