Larry Quinn is the owner of American Sportsman. He has been doing taxidermy for over 25 years. He has been in Tallahassee, Florida for the past 20 years and relocated to Havana, Fl. July 2011. Larry has always been interested more in quality than quantity of work produced. The quality has been the utmost of importance. Since his work in the Museum of York County, which houses the world's largest variety of mounted life sized African animals in the Stans African Hall, he realizes the need for quality and accuracy in the commercial field of taxidermy. Setting his goals on satisfying the discriminating Sportsman, Larry offers an alternative to the mass production of mounted animals. Each piece is custom mounted and every effort is made to achieve accuracy and detail of the live animal.
Larry has compiled an enormous assortment of reference materials, including photos of live animals. His trips to Africa and other parts of the world have benefited him as well as his clients, by allowing him to achieve anatomical accuracy.
Larry's sculpting abilities allow him to take photographs, measurements, death masks, skeletal parts, and then transform them into a lifelike mannequin of any animal. He has had the privilege to sculpt for numerous taxidermy supply companies. With this asset there is no limit to what we can achieve for our client in an original and accurate mount. We enjoy the challenge of creating custom pieces and bases our client can be proud of.
We can assist in getting your foreign shipment cleared through U.S. Customs and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, safe and efficiently, by using a broker.
A broker is an agent that will help with the clearing of your trophies.
When your trophies are routed and destined for the U.S., they will be routed through a broker. When the trophies arrive in the states at the airport, the airport will notify the broker in which your trophies are consigned. In Atlanta (our closest port of entry), the broker that we use is:
If your trophies are routed through another port, we can assist you also. There are brokers available in most major states.
In choosing your taxidermist, much thought and care should be taken. It is probably one of the most important aspects of your hunt. Whether you are contacting us before, during or after your hunt, we are available to assist you.
You have made a considerable investment of time, effort and money to collect your trophies. At American Sportsman our commitment is to give you the best quality and creativity possible. American Sportsman is dedicated to giving the client a personalized service. We take the extra effort to achieve accuracy and realism. We work with our clients on an individual basis to meet their needs and expectations.
Give us plenty of time to complete your mount(s). The taxidermy process may appear to be slow, but in fact it is so complicated that it is not wise to rush. Every mount, whether large or small, receives the same meticulous attention to detail. This is what makes each trophy a work of art. The best work requires time, skill and talent. The time you spend waiting for your trophies is well worth it.
American Sportsman is not a "production" oriented shop. This is to say, we do not take a generic form and attach a skin to it as quickly as possible. Every trophy we mount is individually designed and sculpted to reflect anatomy accuracy and genuine wildlife behavior. Each piece is designed to enhance the animal's best features. Each base that is created for each trophy is as realistic as the mount itself. These things take time and require a creative touch. We at American Sportsman enjoy providing that extra touch for the client.
After all, we want you to be pleased with your finished mounts and want them to offer a lifetime of pleasure for you.
Tags insure proper identification of trophies. Our hunting tags are personalized and color coded as well as laminated.
The tag will include:
c/o American Sportsman
305 North Main St.
Havana, FL. 32333
(850) 616-1005 fax
via Atlanta Airport
Broker: (404) 366-1650
Our full line of services will include:
1) Supply the client with special, personalized hunting tags to insure proper identification of trophies. We are USDA approved.
2) Access to customs brokers to help with clearing your trophies.
3) Selecting the best tannery available for your skins. We use only the best in tanneries to insure the best quality skin available to the client.
4) SCI Master Measurer. Larry is a master measurer for Safari Club International and can score your trophies.
5) We offer trophy room, art arrangement, and display assistance.
6) Crating, shipping or delivery of trophies at a discounted rate.
7) First class mounting. There are several types of mounts available. See our "Types of Mounts" section.
We can crate and ship your trophies at a discounted rate. We are set up on account with several shipping agents to provide shipping to our clients on a discounted basis. Some of these freight companies offer up to a 50% discount.
Extra time and care are taken when crating your trophies to be shipped. The last thing the client needs is for something to arrive damaged.
Delivery of your trophies is another service we provide for our clients. This can be arranged at the time of completion of your trophies.
Your trophies can also be picked up at our location. Just let us know what option works best for you.
We use only the best in tanneries to insure the best quality skin.
When we receive your skins from your professional hunt, we will inventory them and provide you with an inventory. The skins are punched and forwarded to the one of the best tanneries. We have done business with several tanneries over the years and have a good business relationship with them. On most of our tanning, the skins are back in our shop within ninety days. We can get them sooner if absolutely necessary.
Tanning is a very critical step in maintaining the quality of a mount.
Trophy Room Design
There are several things that need to be considered when planning your trophy room. You will need to put a lot of thought into the room itself.
Things that need to be considered:
Hanging, arranging, designing, etc. the display of your trophies can be as simple or elaborate as the client wants. The sky is the limit with a little imagination and help you can achieve the look and arrangement that is exactly your style.
There are several variations and types of mounts to choose from. We have listed many of them below. There are many options available.
Include the shoulders, neck and head of the specimen. These usually hang on the wall. However, the shoulder mount can also be posed into more dramatic pose such as a pedestal mount. This allows the trophy to be displayed on a pedestal type base or tabletop.
Additional 35% to the shoulder mount cost. *Bases are custom built to suit the animal & the client. Bases are additional. They can be a custom base built base out of a specific type of wood or they can be made out of natural materials such as driftwood, etc. Whatever compliments the clients' trophy room.
This is another option for mounting. Such as zebra, bear, and others. These can be either will the head flat or with it mounted. Depending on the preference on the client.
This is when the complete skull is cleaned and bleached and displayed by placing it on a plaque wall.
Miscellaneous and Novelty Items:
This is another option available for you to display your miscellaneous trophy skins and parts. These are items such as footstools, trash cans, umbrella stands, fly swatters, ice buckets, ashtrays, etc.
Also, your tanned buckskins can be made into pillows, throws, or rugs.
We would like to thank you for your interest in the American Sportsman Incorporated Website. We hope that you will find what you're looking for and that we will be able to service you in your taxidermy needs. We invite you to take a look at what we have to offer and feel free to contact us at your leisure.
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