Luke taxidermy brings the finest in waterfowl and gamebird
taxidermy to the discriminating sportsman and wingshooter.
David has been practicing the art of taxidermy for over
35 years, learning to utilize “old school” techniques,
combined with modern equipment, materials and concepts, to bring
the finest in bird taxidermy to sportsmen and women, around the
world. Hundreds of
wingshooters across the Nation have David Luke’s taxidermy art
in their dens and offices, as well as museums, schools and
business offices, worldwide!
avid wingshooter and shotgunner since youth, David grew up
hunting the West with his father and brother.
Beginning a modest taxidermy business in the late
1960’s, performing taxidermy for friends and clients, led to
the large facility today, (the showroom boasts over 500 various
animal, fish and bird mounts!) located in Mandeville, Louisiana.
David still continues to wingshoot, traveling across
America annually, and now offers, in addition to fine taxidermy
art, wingshooting adventures “World-Wide”.
Luke has collected every North American gamebird and waterfowl,
and has them on display for viewing within his taxidermy shop.
This collection has led David to travel, with friends and
clients, to Mexico, Central America, Argentina, New Zealand,
Africa, North Europe, and Southern Europe, all, with
wingshooting and bird collecting trips!
With every bird hunting adventure, David has taken the
time to study and understand the “in-depth” nature of the
birds collected, to provide the wingshooter-collector the finest
the marshes of South Louisiana, David’s “Homeland”, to
prairie chickens and sharptailed grouse in South Dakota,
seaducks in Alaska or Massachusetts, Brant and quail in Mexico,
ducks and geese in Argentina, mixed “ wing bags” in South
Africa, or Capercaillie and blackcock in North Europe, David
Luke has been involved in creating not only wingshooting
adventures of a lifetime, but, the most beautiful in mounted
gamebird and waterfowl taxidermy, for the hunter and shooter to
Luke also offers taxidermy training and seminars, ranging from
“beginner” level, to novice and professional, alike.
Courses within David ‘s studio are one-on-one,
intensive study programs, geared to improve the student’s bird
taxidermy quality, and create a full understanding of the entire
taxidermy procedure, from “client’s hand, to client’s
For your next
extraordinary trophy mount, or for planning that
“once-in-a-lifetime” worldwide bird shooting adventure,
contact David Luke, for help beginning with where to hunt, how
to hunt, when to hunt, and importation of your trophies into the
United States. David
Luke Taxidermy is a licensed Approved Taxidermy Facility,
guaranteeing the finest import care of your special trophies,
and insuring quality trophy mounts!