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 wildlife art.

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 Contest.
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 areas.
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.
Dave Shanholtz
2009 Taxidermy Awards - Click for larger image.
Welcome to Chesapeake Taxidermy Studio
1402 Pinch Valley Road, Westminster, Maryland 21158
410-871-2473
2009 Awards from the Eastern Regional
Taxidermy Convention