“I couldn’t ask for better taxidermy on my ducks!  After being a guide for duck hunting and having multiple mounts made, I am proud to say that he is MY taxidermist and I can refer many of the people I guide for, and many friends,  to Johnny at Rut Country with no hesitation… his work speaks for itself!”

-Trey Hawkins
Guide for DTK Waterfowl
Owner of TheHuntingGame.com


A huge thank you to Johnny Terrel Rut Country Taxidermy for making my 9 year old son SO happy!! After shooting his first deer ever, we tricked him saying coyotes must have taken the head that was hung in a tree because it was “too little to mount” so he could get this for Christmas! AND he mounted my other sons big deer and did a awesome job! All in time for Christmas while he was super busy. Johnny you rock and are truly great at what you do!!

                                                                                                                                         – Julie Pemberton


This year I shot the biggest buck of my life. I was out of town and knew instantly that I wanted him mounted, but didn’t know any local taxidermists. After a quick google search I lucked out and found Rut Country and called Johnny. He was super accommodating to me, and was priced great too. After a few short months I received the shoulder mount back from him and wow, what an amazing job! I really can’t say enough about this place. He is located 5 hours away from me but that won’t stop me from making the trip next time I bag a trophy. Thanks again Johnny keep up the great work!

                                                                                                                                    -D. Blake McLean
                                                                                                                                   Monster Heavy Haulers


I went to Arizona in January 2014 and got into a beautiful covey of Mearns Quail. My shorthair went on a great point and my dad and I ended up shooting at the same bird. This was our first Mearns quail hunt together too! Shockingly, the bird appeared “mountable”.
I was very selective of the taxidermist I wanted to mount this special bird. I ran into Rut Country and will never run away!
Fast forward 3 months from the time I dropped it off and what do you know, I am picking up a beautiful framed mount. The work was done to perfection.
Thanks Johnny!
                                                                                                                                    – Brandon Azuelo
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“I have been a serious duck hunter the last few years, but never considered getting one of the birds mounted. I started off a very successful hunt by smackin’ a great looking Mallard drake. After contemplating whether or not to get it mounted, one of the hunters I was with recommended that I take it to Rut Country Taxidermy. I could not have made a better decision. Johnny was easy to communicate with from the beginning, and he made sure my mount was exactly how I liked it, every step of the way. I was sold on getting the mount when I heard how affordable it was compared to many taxidermists, but after working with Johnny and seeing the finished product, I realized that Rut Country has a lot more to offer than just affordable mounts. My Mallard mount was flawless, and I could not be more happy with the finished product. I know for sure where I will be getting my birds and other game mounted from now on.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks,
                                                                                                                                               -Chad Nelson

“I am a person who values quality, customer service, and price above any other qualities when it comes to purchasing a product. With Rut Country Taxidermy, you get the best of all three. Johnny Terrel has shown possibly the best customer service I have ever experienced. I live four hours away and he has gone above and beyond to keep me updated on my trophy’s status. The truth is this: You are looking for someone to preserve not just a trophy, but a memory. Johnny understands this and cares about this first and foremost. Your trophy will be well taken care of and the job will be very well done because Johnny takes extreme pride in his work. I am a harsh critic and will point out flaws where there are flaws and will give praise where praise is deserved. I cannot give enough praise to Johnny. I am pleased to submit this review and highly recommend Rut Country Taxidermy.  Select Rut Country. I did and I couldn’t be happier with his work.”

-Hollis Gregory


“I was lucky enough to shoot my very first trophy buck this past year.   A buddy of mine told me about Johnny Terrel and assured me that Rut Country Taxidermy was THE place to take my buck.    I have to admit, I was a little nervous at first.   This buck was so much more to me than just a trophy to hang on the wall.   It represented a wonderful weekend with three of the best friends that anyone could ask for and memories that I would cherish for the rest of my life.   I met Johnny, and looked at some of his completed work and instantly felt at ease.   He does some of the most amazing work that I have ever seen.   He promised me that I would not be disappointed, and let me tell you he wasn’t lying!   As long as I am hunting, Johnny will ALWAYS be my taxidermist.”

Mike Rollins | Vice President, Sales
RecruitMilitary LLC | Web: http://recruitmilitary.com/
Office: 214-994-2031 | Email: mike.rollins@recruitmilitary.com



  “Thank you so much for helping me with the “surprise mounting” for Kris.  I think it has been the best gift I’ve given him yet.  Not only did you do beautiful work but in record time!  I so appreciate you going out of your way and making time to get to our deer so quickly.  Kris believed someone had stolen it and we would probably never see it again. When he walked in and seen it mounted on the wall he was speechless.  He had the biggest grin on his face!  It felt so good to see him that happy. True I had to put him thru a little torture first but I think even he will tell you it was worth it.   Every time I see that deer I smile.  He is simply gorgeous.  Every person that has been over to visit has commented on how great a job was done.  I can’t say it enough. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  You are awesome!! Not only are you conveniently right down the road, but you’re honest, hardworking, friendly and your prices are better than fair.  Kris has several friends and family members that he has referred to you and I know you will be seeing us again!!  I wish you many blessings for both your family and your business! God Bless.” 
-Rachale McConnell
Thank You Rut Country Taxidermy,
Hello to all that reads this. Over the past two years I have had Rut Country Taxidermy mount both white tail bucks of mine. Johnny was very helpful in the paperwork and was very polite. He did an amazing job on the mounts, and I will continue taking many more mounts to him. Not only does Johnny do  great work, the amount of time from start to finish is amazing. He had both of my mounts completed from the time I dropped them off until I picked each one up was about 4-5 months. I have been told by many others it would be at least 7-9 months if not longer. All I can say is Thank You Rut Taxidermy. 
Lance Cherry
“Rut Country Taxidermy has been my #1 choice for taxidermy over the years.  Initially, Johnny Terrel walked me through the whole process and offers great ideas to come up with the perfect mount.  To date, Johnny has mounted two ducks and two bucks for me and I couldn’t be happier.  Turnaround time seems to be quicker than the competition and Johnny is flexible on drop-off and pick-up times.  I will continue to use Rut Country for all my taxidermy needs and I highly recommend his work.” 
Chris J. Lawless
“My guide directed me to Johnny with Rut Country to mount ducks from a hunt in Sunset, TX.  Rut Country offered a fair price and Johnny was responsive and turned around a quality product in a reasonable time frame.  I would recommend Rut County to other N. Texas hunters”.
                                                                                                                                – Chad  Bradshaw
 Absolutely the best in the business! I had two bucks mounted by him this season. He completed them ahead of schedule and better than expected, he was even able to work with a big mistake I made.
                                                                                                                                              – Andy Watkins
My brother took me hunting for my second time ever and I got my deer. My brother said I should mount it and recommended Johnny Terrel. He was very nice when I brought it to him and made sure I got what would look good. When I got it back I was very pleased with it. I couldn’t ask for a better job to be done.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         – Shyan Sharp
I was finally able to scratch off a couple items on my to-do list this past year. Those would be harvesting a whitetail buck that I thought was worthy of mounting, as well as, a mallard drake and gadwall drake. These were the first animals I have ever had mounted, but I have always been a taxidermy enthusiast. I knew going in the minor differences between exceptional and sub-par work. After checking out nearly a dozen taxidermists in my area I finally decided to go with Johnny! He was more than helpful through the process and a super nice guy! I knew when I met him that he was the guy I wanted working on my trophies. He prides himself on not only reproducing life-like, realistic mounts, but also in customer satisfaction! I couldn’t be more pleased with the three animals he mounted for me last year and will be using him in the future! Johnny also had all of my animals completed by the deadline he gave and a couple were even before. If you’re looking for exceptional quality at an affordable rate, I recommend giving Johnny Terrel a call! You won’t be disappointed!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            – Shane Wigington
I noticed a Rut Country Taxidermy business card at a local restaurant and decided to give them a try following a successful mule deer hunt in Utah. I did a poor job of taking care of the cape and had it in the freezer for several months. I took it to Johnny and after a few months he notified me that the mount was finished. Johnny did a great job on the mount, had it done when promised and for a fair price. I was very pleased with how it turned out and his attention to detail. I plan to continue using Rut Country for my future taxidermy needs.                                                                                                                                                                                           
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If your an avid hunter like my husband and I, you only want the very best Taxidermist working on your trophies. Johnny Terrel is very passionate about the quality and presentation of his work. I highly recommend him and you will too. Stop by his page and take a look.
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Johnny, I wanted to send you a thank you email for Josh’s European mount from his hunt with Bo.  He had the best time of his life in Texas and can not wait to come back. 

Josh Sanns

The difference people like you and Bo make in these kids life is huge. It warms my heart to be able to see him do things that we never thought he would be able to. To see all of the smiles and hear him retell his story once he gets home is so rewarding and he is so proud. 🙂  

We wouldn’t be able to enjoy things like this with Josh if it wasn’t for people like you. Thank you for everything you do.
                                                Michelle Sanns
Note from Josh:
Thank you for my European mount. It is exactly what I wanted and it is perfect. I promise I will take care of it and I love it! Can’t wait to come back to see everyone again. I attached a picture of me and the mount for you.