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  • 2015 South Dakota Best Of Show Award - Top Honor!!!
  • 2015 South Dakota Best Fish Masters Division & Replica Division
  • 2013 South Dakota & Minnesota Champion Fish Taxidermist
  • 2013 South Dakota State Mule Deer -Game Heads Champion
  • 2013 Minnesota McKensie Taxidermists' Choice Award Winner
  • Winner Of Numerous Additional Fish Taxidermy Awards
  • Specializing In Fish And Fish Replica Taxidermy Mounts
  • Competitive Pricing For All Fish And Replica Mounts
  • We Strive To Offer Turn Around Time Under 1 Year
  • Located In Brookings, SD - Direct Shipping Available
Fish Taxidermist: Tyler Erickson

About The Taxidermist:

My name is Tyler Erickson. I grew up near Fox Lake, Minnesota. As a young boy, I was introduced to the outdoors by my father and fell in love with God's creation. I landed my first trophy walleye when I was four and still remember trying to reel him in. I am an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman, and my vast knowledge of the outdoors is put into every mount to ensure life-like mounts.

I graduated in May 2007 from South Dakota State University with a degree in wildlife and fisheries. I attended the American Institute of Taxidermy in Wisconsin and am certified by the school. I am also licensed in South Dakota. I treat every mount as if it were my own and pay special attention to detail. I pride myself on my quality, honesty, and friendly service. I work with you, the customer, to give you what you want.

I owe everything I am to Jesus Christ, my personal Savior and friend. I try to reflect this in my daily life and my work. If you would like any more information about me or my faith, please ask or send me an e-mail.

About Our Service:

Top Notch Taxidermy is a high end fish taxidermy studio specializing in fish mounts and reproductions along with gameheads and birds.  I feel that you owe it to yourself to view my work up close and see the detail for yourself.  I spend a large amount of time on each fish, hand painting (scale tipping) the scales, and paying close attention to the anatomical features that make your fish come alive.  From the eyes to the fins, nothing is overlooked.  I am driven by the desire to produce the most realistic and artistic taxidermy available.  I have attended many competitions and seminars in my pursuit to improve.  I have won many awards at the state level and will provide you with a wonderful piece of wildlife art.   If you are not from the area Please contact me for shipping instructions or ask about one of my alternate drop off locations.


2015 South Dakota Taxidermists Convention

- Winner Of The Masters Fish Category
- Winner Of The Masters Reproduction Category

2015 South Dakota Taxidermists Convention

- Winner of Best Of Show Award for his Perch
- Best Of Fish Category (Masters Division)
- Best Replica Fish Category
- Best Of Fish (Commercial Division) for his walleye

2013 Minnesota Taxidermy Guild

Walleye: Masters Division
- 1st Place
+Best of Category (State Champion Title)
+Best Out Of State Entry
+McKenzie Taxidermists' Choice Award
+ Best Warm Water Fish Award

Bluegill/Pumpkinseed Cross -Replica:
-1st Place

Mule Deer: Masters Division
-2nd Place

2013 South Dakota State Taxidermist Conv.

- 1st Place Masters Division
- Best In Category With Walleye
- WASCO Award ---Most Artistic
- Best Fish Award
- Polytranspar Award
- McKenzie Taxidermists Choice Best Fish Award
- Best Replica Award
- 1st Place Professional Waterfowl
- Best In Category Award Waterfowl
* Best All Around Taxidermist Award

2012 South Dakota State Taxidermist Conv.

- 1st Place Masters Division
- Best Of Category
- Vandykes- Most Original And Creative Award
- Mckenzie Taxidermis- Choice Best Fish Award
- The Star Fish- Best Replica Award

2011 South Dakota State Taxidermist Conv.

- The "WASCO" Award most aristic
- "The Artisan" award
- McKenzie Taxidermists Choice "Best Fish"
- "Best Walleye"
- "Best Fish"
- "Best Fish"- Huron radio
- "Polytanspar award"

Species Challenge "Best Walleye"
- 1st place and best of category- reproduction (carp)
- 2nd place (walleye)
- 2nd place (mule deer)

2011- National Taxidermist Conv.

-2nd place reprocduction(carp)-
-2nd place fish (walleye)
-3rd place gameheads (mule deer)

2010 SDTA

- 1st place and best of category (perch)
- 2nd place reproduction (walleye)
- 2nd place fish  (walleye)
- 2nd place deer (whitetail)

2009 SDTA

- 1st place and best of category fish (walleye)
- 2nd place reproduction (walleye)

2008  SDTA

- "Star fish award"- Best replica fish

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2015 Best Of Show Perch

Fish Taxidermy Pricing:

Warm Water Fish - $10.00 / Inch
360 Pedestals - $16.00 / Inch
Cold Water Fish - $12.00 / Inch
Add $2.00 / Inch for scale tipping per side -
(This process is highly recommended for the best results and is very time consuming).
Fish Replicas - $16.00 / Inch

Bases are priced accordingly from $10.00 - $200

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Contact & Shipping Information:

Top Notch Taxidermy

Taxidermist: Tyler Erickson
Phone: 1.888.897.9248
Shipping Address: 4517 34th Ave Brookings, SD 57006

For Detailed Information About Taxidermy Services With Top Notch Taxidermy, Please Email Tyler at:

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