Serving Our Clients for Over 32 Years

Jody Welch Trails West Taxidermy is one of the oldest and most respected taxidermy studios in Montana, with over 32 years in Helena. Simply put, we are a do-all taxidermy shop and provide consistent excellence for our customers throughout the United States.



Mountain Goat• Trails West operates a fully-equipped tannery which allows us to provide consistent quality tanning to shorten turn-around time for our custmers

• Trails West is one of the few shops in the country that has most of its taxidermy molds and can pour forms in-house to provide personal quality for customer mounts.

• Both Jeff and Jody have extensive experience (combined 54 full-time years) in African, Asian, European and North American big game. At Trails West we do not farm out our rugs, birds or fish; we do it all in-house to ensure quality taxidermy. In the past 32 years we mounted 2000 bear rugs, 6000 shoulder mounts and over 1500 lifesize mounts.