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.
Matuska gets the job done every time. I have never had a bad experience with them and they send good candy with each order!
Tim Stidham 4/06/2018
Fantastic products always trying to go beyond to come up with best of the best for new ideas
Grayson Roberts 1/19/2018
Toms dedication to teaching makes life so much easier especially for beginner taxidermist like myself! Thanks for all you guy do!
Mike Betts 7/16/2018
Thanks for the quick service. Also for the twix bar.
Clyde Anderson 8/03/2016
Only bird bodies & heads I will use! They paint up so nicely!
Kiernan Hull 11/01/2017
My husband is just starting out doing taxidermy and we’ve had so many questions and every time I’ve called the ladies answering have been soooo helpful!! If they don’t know the answer, I’ve been transferred to Tom who was SO helpful!! They’ve definitely earned our business! It’s so nice to know you’re buying from a company that is actually willing to help you! And our daughter LOVES the surprise candy in our orders!!
Felicia Galli 3/21/2018
Excellent Supplies and Sculpture in their mannikins. TOM MATUSKA gets back to you with any questions. GREAT STUFF!! 2 THUMBS UP!!! =D
Nicholas R. Glorioso 7/13/2017
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
Best service in the industry!
Chris Pool 6/25/2018
Very quick shipping at reasonable cost and great products!