Taxidermist profile: Moredou Taxidermy

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Contact: (Owner/Manage) Hilgard Kotze
Physical Address: Farm Moredou , Schweizer – Reneke, North West
Tel Office: 053 963 1444
Mobile: 082 784 5269
Email: mortax@mailbox.co.za
Website: moredoutaxidermy.com

It is always a treat to be given a real surprise and this was one for me. Driving onto the farm, Acacias, ground squirrels and a beautiful winter morning to meet a family operation, husband wife, daughter in law and son in an operation that is almost 30 years in operation is wonderful. A short whistle strop tour and a promise from Hilgard to put a few words down.

Tell us a little about your operation.

How it started & why you got into the industry:

It was actually my dad’s hobby. He did a course through Nature Conservation. So for me it also started as a hobby just doing my friends trophies. Each year there were more trophies to mount and that is where it became a business.

How many years have you been in the business?

We have been in the taxidermy industry since 1992.

What are your favorite mounts & why?

Our favorite mount and these we do the most or,  are shoulder mounts.

What are your specialty areas that you have in the business?

We specialize in full mounts, shoulder mounts, skull mounts, rug mounts, skin soft tanning and also leather tanning. It all depends on what the want. They can send us pictures of how they want their mount.

Current processes offered:
  • Pick up & collect trophies Yes
  • Maximum distance offered to collect trophies : Across the country
  • Own tanning facilities: YES
  • Do you buy in forms or sculpt your own or both – Both
 Delivery time (approximate):
  • Dip and Pack – 5 to 6 Months
  • European mounts – 6 Months
  • Shoulder mounts – 9 to 10 Months
  • Full mounts – 9 to 10 Months

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