Written on October 23, 2016
By Matt Anderson
Barbwire Skull on Cedar, Lamp with Cedar Base, Gold/Black Hand-painted Skull on Knotty Pine
Hunting season is here across most of the country and you’ve come to the right place if you want a custom trophy mount that won’t break the bank! For as little as $95 you can get a white skull mount on one of my signature knotty pine plaques. That’s an incredible value when you consider how great your trophy will look!
Camo skulls, hand-painted options, custom plaques, ultra-realistic skulls, you name it and I can do it! All told, there are about 500 different options to customize your trophy and even the most expensive options, such as a lamp, are still a fraction of the price of a shoulder mount. Give me a call today to get your trophy done by the best! 262-751-2953, my name is Matt Anderson and I’m located in Southeast Wisconsin.
Written on July 24, 2016
By Matt Anderson
Deer Fest 2016 promises to be even bigger and better than last year! I knew that having a booth at the show last year was going to be huge for me as I try and build this company into something bigger and better and that certainly paid off. I met a ton of great people and got my products in front of an appreciative audience. Much of what I do is unlike what most hunters have seen and much of what I am doing at this point is showing what I can do with your trophy and that the sky is the limit!
Last year, I had over 2,000 inches of antlers and horns in my booth and it was very cool to see, but this year will be even bigger! I have a ton of new mounts and a total antler and horn inch number of 3,000! That’s 250 feet of antlers and horns on display showing a myriad number of ways I can immortalize your trophy!
My dad, the greatest mule deer hunter ever, is going to be in the booth with us this year, which promises to be an awesome experience, as half the bucks on display he killed. The man is a legend, 63 years in a row he’s killed a buck! 63! That’s almost unfathomable. I’ve only been hunting for 22 years and I haven’t killed a buck every year! It is a record that I would put up against any out there. This from a guy who never had money for the best gear, vehicles, tags, you name it. A true everyman, who just loves hunting, and turned that into something that you can’t even really wrap your mind around! Stop by the booth and say hi to my dad, Rick!
The show is August 5-7th at the Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, WI. Eva Shockey, Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, Kip Campbell, Pat and Nicole Reeve, former UFC Heavyweight Champ Tim Sylvia, Chris and Casey Keefer, and many others will be in attendance!
Deer Fest 2016
Written on September 20, 2015
By Matt Anderson
It is finally here! I love fall and all that goes along with that, first and foremost being hunting season. I grew up in Montana and have a very deep seeded love for western big game hunting. A few years ago, Montana passed a law that allows me to purchase a guaranteed hunting license at a very small percentage of cost of a regular non-resident license, which affords me the opportunity to head home and hunt big mule deer bucks with my family and friends. We are leaving Wisconsin the afternoon of 10/22 and driving straight through, 15-16 hours. Season opens on the 24th.
My brother was able to harvest a really nice archery bull elk yesterday, his biggest to date! He is hoping to fill his deer tag this archery season as well.
Mike Anderson 2015 Elk
Written on July 6, 2015
Thank you, first of all, for stopping by the site. If you have been here before, you will notice some pretty drastic changes to the website as I have switched to a different host. I think this new format will give me a lot more freedom and flexibility.
The reason you are here is because you want to stand out from the crowd. You are tired of the same boring mounts with plaques that have no character or life, which does your trophy no justice whatsoever! There is a better way. This is where I come in. My goal is to make every trophy, no matter how big or small, be the best that it can be. I am always trying to innovate and come up with new ideas. In the end, I give you my solemn promise that I will do everything in my power to match your dreams with reality.
I make most of my own plaques by hand because I love what you can do with interesting wood. I will give up perfect symmetry to have real wood that has feeling. I love barnwood, rustic cedar and juniper, knotty pine, hickory, and burl woods such as buckeye burl; basically I want something that has character. Flaws are important. I think we need to embrace our flaws, and that holds true with a good piece of wood.
In the years since I started this business, I have found that displaying your trophy with the skull sitting at a 45 degree angle will show off the antlers or horns the best way possible. I very much prefer not mounting a skull on a plaque vertically, as you lose so much of what the trophy is. When you see a deer in the wild and are looking at the antlers, you can’t get a true judge of size until the head is lifted, with the topline of the skull at a nice angle. This is what I try to replicate.
Finally, I am always open to suggestion and ideas. I have yet to say no to an idea that a customer came up with for a mount, plaque, lamp, fireplace tool set, you name it. If you can think it up, I can probably make it a reality. Don’t hesitate to ask!