Professional Taxidermy Services for Owatonna & the Southern Minnesota Area
My name is Anthony Koziolek and I have been a resident of Owatonna my entire life. I currently live just outside the city limits. I’ve been hunting and fishing ever since I was able to shoot a gun and cast a lure. Wildlife art has been a very important part of my life. In high school and college I drew wildlife art pieces and since graduation I’ve been able to bring my artistic abilities to my part-time taxidermy job.
I am married to my wife, Jen and together we have two beautiful children. My wife is a teacher in the Owatonna school district and I work full time for the City of Owatonna as the Engineering Tech 3 Survey Crew Chief. I have a college degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Park and Recreation.
While I was going to college, I understudied retired master taxidermist, Jerry Schaefer, from Madison Lake, Minnesota. Jerry Schaefer is featured in many taxidermy publications with his products and ideas. I also went to the world renowned master taxidermist Dan Rinehart’s Taxidermy School in Wisconsin. I've also been taught by world famous Bill Yox a national and World winner on Whitetails. I’ve been doing taxidermy for over 15 years and I am committed to updating and learning new techniques. I am licensed through the state of Minnesota and have the federal license as well. I am also a member of the Minnesota Taxidermy Guild.
I have my own pressure tanning machine so your capes and hides never leave my shop. This speeds up the process because I can flesh, tan, and mount your items in the same day. Pressure tan is a wet tan just like what I would receive back from a tannery. It produces a white leather tan appearance which is just as good as a tannery. It actually cuts the cost of shipping and time waiting to receive them back.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my website. Please feel free to call or send me an email if you have any questions. I look forward to making your mounts memories that will last a lifetime!
— Anthony Koziolek, Owner
"My mom came to pick up my drake Mallard awhile back that I had you mount and I just finally was able to come home and pick it up. I just wanted to say how awesome it looks and that I am very happy and impressed with the way it turned out. If i ever decide to get any other mounts done in the future, I will be sure to come to you." — Tyler