Flyway Taxidermy was formed in 1999 when Jerry Froelich, a passionate bird hunter, saw an opening and a way to continue his passion for hunting and a way of preserving the memory and life of the avian birds he loves. Not only has he harvested some of the most unique waterfowl species that North America has to offer, but his work has allowed him to travel the world in search of other species. In 2002 Flyway Taxidermy starting entering artistic waterfowl pieces in many prestigious taxidermy competitions, earning him a
reputation for excellent craftsmanship and artistic ability. He has received over 40+ awards since then including being named The 2009 World Champion in the category of waterfowl taxidermy. Jerry only specializes in avian taxidermy and between his waterfowl and upland bird mounts, he has become one of the top taxidermists in the world for his craftmanship and artistic expression.
About Our Service:
At Flyway Taxidermy, Jerry puts a great emphasis on not only producing the most realistic upland bird mounts for his competitions, as well as his customer's pieces. Jerry strives to offer the avid upland bird hunter the same caliber of specimen for each of their homes and puts the same amount of effort into every single hunter's trophy. He also takes great pride in being an overall artist in every area of his taxidermy work. Therefore not only will your bird look alive, but so will the surrounding habitat that you choose to embed your mount in.
Jerry also likes to be very creative in offering many, many different options for each customer. Instead of just placing a flying bird sideways across your wall, Jerry enjoys putting that bird in a very natural position and can offer everything from a custom coffee table setting, to a featured trophy under a glass, as well as a realistic mount for the wall or ceiling. From the avid hunter, to the trophy collector- Flyway Taxidermy is excited to build your trophy as you picture it in your head. No matter what caliber of investment you are looking to make, Jerry is open to meeting and exceeding your expectations, while providing a truly realistic mount that you can be proud to share with everyone that enters your home or office.
Customer relations is also an area that Jerry provides outstanding service. Jerry's standard turn around time for a project is usually less than one year and he is willing to meet with you and share some ideas with you before the project is started. Jerry also encourages his customers to visit his showroom in St. Coud, MN to get a better feel for the caliber of mount that can expect to recieve as well as get some new ideas. If that is not possible Jerry is able to easily do business with you over the phone and drop ship your finished product to your home- anywhere across the country.
AWARDS & CREDENTIALS:
Best In World 2011 World Champion Carl Akeley Award 2009 World Champion Carl Akeley Award
Van Dyke Most Original & Creative Presentation SD 2004, SD 2006
NDTA Wildlife Art Show Best Waterfowl 2004, 2005
Best Large Waterfowl MN 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Best Goose Delta Waterfowl 2006
World Award Winning 2007
World Championships Competitors Award 2002 4th, 2004 5th, 2007 1st
McKenzie Supply Taxidermist Choice Best Bird Award SD 2006, SD 2007, MN 2007 SD Peoples Choice 2007
Best of Show SD 2004, SD 2006, SD 2007 MN 2004, MN 2007
Best Diorama SD 2004, SD 2005, SD 2006, SD 2007
Master Competitors Award Iowa 2004 1st
WASCO Supply Most Artistic SD 2006, SD 2007, MN 2007
National Taxidermists Association National Champion 2006 Award of Excellence 2007
Upland Bird Taxidermy Pricing:
Standard turnaround time is 8 - 12 months
Upland Bird Pricing: $290.00+ per bird. Prices may increase to to additional habitat work on each indiviual project. Note: Jerry will set up a private appointment for you to discuss your specific needs and expectations prior to start of your project if you would like a more personable experience.
Crating and shipping will be a minimum of $60 per box for all standard waterfowl and upland game birds. * Please contact us for an estimate if you are interested in the Habitat Scenes or Cases. (Glass cases start @ $800 for a single bird and are quoted upon request for larger and custom jobs.)
Flyway Taxidermy is a U.S.D.A. Approved Port of Entry Processing Facility, enabling you to send your birds directly to our studio from any country in the world
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: At HuntTheNorth.com we strive to offer a Quality Resource of a select group of premier taxidermists through our service. However since we have no control over the way each taxidermist runs their business, we cannot offer any guarantees or warranties with any of the services provided.