My name is Dave Shanholtz, State and Federally
Licensed Taxidermist. I am a graduate of the Missouri
Taxidermy Institute where I received detailed
training in all aspects of taxidermy. I am continually
expanding my knowledge and expertise by attending
trade shows, competitions and seminars, staying up to
date with the latest state of the art techniques.
All mounts are done using the highest quality
materials available. All mammal skins are fully tanned
before mounting, either in my studio or by a
commercial tannery. I take great pride in assuring
that my customers receive a high quality piece of
I am currently serving as Vice President of the
Maryland Taxidermists Association. I am also an
active member of the National Taxidermists
Association, as well as Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle
Association, Quality Deer Management Association
and Mayberry Game Protective Association. I am also
a certified scorer for the Maryland Trophy Deer
I spend much of my free time hunting and
fishing on the shores and waters of the
Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of
Maryland. My love for the Chesapeake Bay and
its diverse wildlife inspired the name of my
studio and much of my work. If you are on the
Eastern Shore, I can arrange pick up and
delivery of your trophy.
My studio is centrally located in Westminster,
Maryland, convenient from the Baltimore,
Frederick, and south central Pennsylvania
Please visit the taxidermy GALLERY page to view some examples of my work. I also restore old
trophy mounts of all kinds by carefully repairing and refurbishing them. If you have any questions
please feel free to contact me via phone or email.
I look forward to the opportunity to turn your trophy into a
work of art for a lifetime of memories.
Thanks for visiting my site.
Welcome to Chesapeake Taxidermy Studio
1402 Pinch Valley Road, Westminster, Maryland 21158
2009 Awards from the