Turkey Taxidermy

Before the Hunt

Contact me before the hunt so you know how to properly care for your bird to be able to display your trophy.


We are located in Dickson, TN. To deliver your bird to the shop, please check out our full guidelines.


All mounts are fully customizable and start at $1500. Shop your mount, pose, display or custom design your bird.

Beards Only Taxidermy

Welcome to Beards Only Taxidermy. Feel free to browse the site and as you do please remember I specialize in Wild Turkey Taxidermy only. I believe that in order to provide you, the customer, with the best, most realistic, and most artistic turkey mount possible, I should specialize in one thing and not many. It is my goal to get your bird back to you in a time frame of one year or less, with the quality you expect. I hope you will see that I am passionate about my work. I am and always will be seeking to get better in the years to come because quality, not quantity, is a must at Beards Only Taxidermy.

My current price for all mounts with any pose is $1500 ($300 deposit). Limbs, floor bases, custom rocks and pedestals are extra. White turkeys have an additional fee. Cape damage and repair is extra, price varies. Pedestals are $250.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your price?

My current price for all mounts with any pose is $1500 with limb or floor base included.  ($300 deposits minimum) White turkeys are an additional fee. Cape damage and repair is extra prices vary.  Pedestals are $300. 

Do you have an expedited service?

Yes, for an additional $500 per bird, your bird will be moved to the front of the list and mounted that week.

Do you ship?

Yes, we use a Feathers Only delivery service. Call for quotes. We ship all over the United States.

When can I drop off my bird?

You can drop off your bird between 8 am and 6 pm. If you want to make sure I’m here to move your bird into the shop, email or call me to schedule a drop-off time.

Cell # 615-519-8353


What is your turnaround?

Turnaround is 1 year or less from the date of drop-off, UNLESS you expedite it which means I mount that month.

Does the mount have a real head?

All mounts will be completed with what you prefer. However, my professional recommendation is to mount your bird with a cast head. Freeze-dried heads have too much shrinkage for my liking and I cannot guarantee that a mouse will not find your mount and eat it. (Trust me, you will prefer cast heads once you see the quality.)

How do I prepare before the hunt?

Want to know everything you need to know before you hunt to get your trophy bird in prime condition?

Start by watching these two videos:

Facebook Tutorial #1

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Facebook Tuturial #2 >>


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Drop-off and Shipping Instructions

*IMPORTANT* DO NOT SEND PACKAGES TO BE SIGNED FOR! Ship your package to be dropped off as we do not always have someone at the door to accept your package.

Shipping instruction are as follows. After the bird is harvested, wrap the head with paper towels, then place a sandwich bag over that and seal it with black electrical tape. (DO NOT HARVEST MEAT. I do not want the bird cut at all.) Then place head first down in large trash bag and freeze solid. Once frozen solid place in a cardboard box OR (my preference) a black with yellow lid container from Walmart and insulate it well with towels or something to prevent any moisture from leaving the box during shipping. (Another option is to send the bird in a cooler.) Ship the bird to me on a Monday, no later than a Tuesday, and select second-day guaranteed delivery. Please place your name, address, and phone number sealed in a freezer bag inside the box before shipping. Call me the day you ship to give me heads up to be watching for it. 615-519-8353.

Drop-off instructions. After bird is harvested, wrap head with paper towels, then place sandwich bag over that and seal with black electrical tape. Then place head first down in large trash bag and get bird to me as soon as possible. DO NOT HARVEST MEAT. I do not want the bird cut at all. My shop address is 1452 Pomona Rd Dickson, Tn 37055. my cell is 615-519-8353 if you have any questions.

USDA Information for out-of-state hunts

Currently, my USDA processor is Jamie Moorehead. contact him for details and permit number. He will process and send to me. His number is 615-351-0232

Select Your Mount Style

Choose from a wide variety of mounts to display your trophy. (All mounts come with a cherry oval base unless otherwise specified.)

Select Your Pose Style

We offer several natural poses to showcase your bird.

Select Your Display Style

Our natural habitat displays capture the hunt forever.

Shop our Custom Displays

Custom displays are made-to-order to showcase your trophy bird in style. Contact me to discuss your custom project.
Call Today: 615-519-8353

Contact Us Today

Have a question about any of our courses or want to get an order started to get your bird professionally mounted? Let us know how to reach you below. Or email me at john@beardsonlytaxidermy.com.