Luke Taxidermy has been an ever-expanding business, beginning
in 1967. Through
the late sixties, during Davidís high school years, David
developed the early techniques that are still used, and taught
today, in Davidís taxidermy studio, and within his Worldwide
known, extensive study seminars.
Still, through thirty-five years of taxidermy, Dave
utilizes age old, techniques and skills, mixed with modern
tools and supplies, to produce the best possible mount, giving
the outdoor sportsman, the very best in finished master
pieces. From hand carved fish manikins, one-off plaster
moldings, hand wrapped excelsior bird bodies, or hand painted
fish scales and birdís bills and feet, David Luke uses the
old, time tested creativity of the early ďMastersĒ of
taxidermy, to bring the very finest in finished, trophy work,
for the discriminating sportsman!
single mount is hand created, by David Luke.
Dave still hand fleshes, tans, carves, engineers, and
creates every mounted masterpiece, from concept to completion,
to guarantee uniqueness, quality and longevity in each and every
Focusing on bird taxidermy
for over thirty-five years has allowed Dave to create new
techniques from age-old ideas, and formulate marvelous concepts
in finished mounts and habitat displays.
Studying anatomy and live birds, not only from many
hunting days, afield, annually, to pen raised waterfowl and
gamebirds in Davidís own yard, has allowed Dave to mount the
most realistic and lifelike birds for his clientís
years of Ornithological study, and the diversity of bird hunting
around the world, Daveís bird taxidermy has excelled to State,
Regional, National, International, and World Taxidermy Awards!
David Luke is a much sought after judge and seminar
instructor, having judged and given seminars to State, Regional,
National, and World Taxidermy competitions and shows. David Luke has also given seminars in many
foreign countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Mexico,
Finland, Africa and Argentina!
David Lukeís artistic waterfowl and gamebird mounts are
shown in many museums around the world, and in thousands of
sportsmenís homes throughout the United States And, excluding
Hawaii, there are hundreds of taxidermists, worldwide, or
several, in every State within the United States, that has taken
one, or more, of David Lukeís Intensive Study programs and
Winning Taxidermy, Dedicated to Mounting a Better Bird!
Visit Daveís taxidermy
studio, located in Mandeville, Louisiana (about thirty miles
North of New Orleans, Louisiana).
The central showroom consists of over 500 mounts,
including every North American waterfowl and gamebird, every
North European gamebird, most of South Americaís, and most of
Africaís waterfowl and gamebirds, all mounted by, and
collected by David Luke, on his many hunting excursions!
For planning your next
wingshooting adventure, or, for your taxidermy needs, Call David
Luke Taxidermy, 3845-4, Highway 22, Mandeville, Louisiana, at
985-626-1930, or email David Luke using the "e-mail"
button on any of these web pages.