Aquatic Originals, Fish and Bird Taxidermy by
David Wooddell, Sr., Wildlife Artist

David and fiberglass mount of a 36-pound king salmon from the Unalakleet River. 1990


Richardson's Canada goose I mounted in 1985 for my dad the year before he passed. It is in good shape for having spent 20 years out in the garage.

A mallard drake on a piece of treated oak limb for a customer. The pose is from a photo provided by the customer.

A young, not yet fully feathered Green-winged teal on a painted background. The marsh scene was an afterthought, and the first time I have attempted anything like this in 30 years; and a duck flew through it.

This marsh scene was planned, and makes a nice backdrop for this ringnecked drake. I think I will work on the one with the teal some more. Right behind the right wing is a little clump, representing an old duck blind. If you look close, you can see the framework.

This is what I really wanted to do. Take a photo of your hunting area, or one similar, and we will have it made into a framed poster as a background making your mount truly unique.

A drake woodduck on a habitat base with a simple water effect for a fellow DU committe member.

A pair of buffleheads on a point of land by the water. Check the ripples and the duckweed. This is a simple water habitat, which can be quite elaborate if the customer wishes.

Another view of the pair.

A young drake widgeon on a habitat base. Not every trophy is a feather perfect five-year old, but we do our best with what we have to make it look alive, or tell you up front that it will not make a good mount.

Same widgeon at the Tyler Ducks Unlimited Banquet with my business card holder featuring a 7-inch pedestal mounted bluegill reproduction. We can make these for you from bluegills, sunfish, or crappie, molded from real fish.

A young drake shoveler on the wing. Another trophy that is not prime, but with added touches to make it look realistic. Check the curl in the wingtips denoting the air pressure of the downbeat.

A drake wood duck from a client in Upstate New York in the popular dead game pose. The base is another option available over and above the standard mount.


24-inch Largemouth bass replica on driftwood.

24-inch 9-lb Largemouth bass replica mount from the same mold displayed in a picture frame habitat. While one fish gave its life, we made 2 molds, and each can make dozens of copies. This is why a color photo helps - no two bass are exactly alike.


23.5 inch Largemouth bass skin mount on driftwood with vegetation. No matter how good we think we are, we can never take one of God's creatures apart, and expect it to be as good as it was when we put it together again. The reproduction was molded from an intact fish.

25.5 inch 14-8 Largemouth bass replica mount on driftwood from the early Lone Star Lunker Program. The reproduction was molded from an intact fish.

38-inch arctic char on habitat base with caribou antler.

28-inch chum salmon and a 24-inch pink salmon on artificial rock.

41-inch king salmon beginning to turn its red spawning phase.

24-inch brown trout on artificial rock.

17-inch crappie in picture frame habitat.

23-inch brook trout in picture frame habitat.

10.5-inch bluegill in picture frame habitat.

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Last updated December 26, 2016

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