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If it has FUR, FINS or FEATHERS we can mount it...


Catch & Release

Mounts for Sale

Types of Mounts

Museums & Zoos Only

Proper Field Care

fish taxidermyMaggie Rathje an award winning licensed taxidermist will provide  you with a    quality  mount and courteous service!

State and Federally licensed with special permits to collect and mount protected species ; my taxidermy services are in demand by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Military at Fort Drum, Amboy Nature Center, Peabody Museum, and many colleges.You will also see my trophy mounts on display at Gander Mountain Sports, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

COME visit our Showroom where you will see many unusual bird,fish, and animal mounts in habitat displays, a variety of wildlife art, items for outdoor crafts, and rare collectibles.Our big game mounts, fish mounts, small game mounts and game bird mounts are For Sale! Custom work is available.    

Fish Wish Taxidermy comes with 26 years of quality taxidermy service proven in competition. My fish mounts include many state records. Remember the 1989 World Record Coho Salmon at 33lbs. 4oz.!     I am a graduate of Cortland State University with a Bachelor Degree in Biology and Geology with a certification to teach. Afterwards I spent six years as a Fish and Wildlife Technician for the NYS DEC. I was a co-chairman for the Salmon River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and a Deer Forum member .I am now a Nature Agent for Cornell Cooperative Extension, a New York Conference Instructor for Fish and Wildlife Identification, Official Judge for Lake Ontario Fishing Derbies, President of the Finger Lakes Retriever Club, and Vice-President of the Pulaski Chamber Of Commerce.   

I bring lots of experience and ability to my work at Fish Wish Taxidermy.

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  Maggie Rathje
15 Hotchkiss Drive
Pulaski, N.Y. 13142

  At our studio we can refinish those old mounts to make them look new.

  Fish Wish Outfitters can set you up with a fishing guide or hunting guide.We can supply you with area maps and points of interest not commonly known.

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