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.
19 years since I graduated from Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy,Thanks Tom and Vicki!
Mike Zimmerman 5/20/2014
Absolutely love the products available from Matuska! Great people with fantastic service!! Can’t say enough good about them!!!
Dan Hudzik 4/06/2018
I like it
Eric Becker 6/29/2018
Great company to buy from meet them at world show one year very friendly and helpful
Rick Dunlap 4/06/2018
Fantastic job even ahead of schedule
John Wittkamp 10/29/2018
Great customer service!!!
Love the Thursday 1 hour live videos. That alone puts you ahead of the rest. Great job!!!
Timothy Roush 8/12/2018
Passionate for what they do.. always willing to help. Lifetime customer here!
Tim Cooley 6/29/2018
Matuska themselves is fine but whoever they deal with an thru for the reproduction antlers is unsat 1. He kept changing times on completion 2. Called on a Monday to say they have been shipped and would receive by end of last week 3. Called this morning an was told that they talked to him an they were told he didn’t ship them till Friday. So in all this I needed these for a taxidermy class that I paid over $2000 for an now don’t have crap so whoever they deal with needs to pull his head out of his ass an they need to drop him as a supplier
David Farley 4/23/2018
Love ordering from Matuskas. Great products, service, and they give back to the industry