Taxidermy - For over 60 years, Lyons and O'Haver Taxidermy maintains a reputation of excellence among taxidermists and offers a full range of taxidermy services, specializing in Fish Mounts, Bird Mounts, and Big Game Taxidermy.
ABOUT OUR TAXIDERMY
In Southern California, visit our taxidermy and fish mounts showroom and see the finest quality taxidermy available. If you prefer, you may ship your raw, unprocessed animals, fish, or birds to us. We service clients from all over the world, including Mexico, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America as well as from virtually every state in the U.S.A. We are also hunting and fishing consultants and can assist you in planning a trip anywhere in the world – from Alaska to Zimbabwe. Additionally, if your big game trophies or fish mounts are in need of cleaning or repair, we provide the services of trophy cleaning, trophy repair, and trophy restoration.
United States Navy, Bureau of Fisheries, Sea World, The San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, The California Department of Fish and Game, Anza Borrego State Park, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Mesa College, Mission Trails Regional Park, Torrey Pines State Park, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Tecolote Nature Center, Felicita Regional Park, Friends of Rose Canyon, Moro Bay State Park, Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge Complex, San Dieguito County Park, Cabela’s Sporting Goods, Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge, Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research, Dos Picos County Park, Turner’s Sporting Goods, Fish Market, Chula Vista Nature Center, Ocotillo Wells Desert District, Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Sycamore Canyon Preserve, Rias Shark Museum in Miyagi, Japan, and our work displayed in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and San Diego International Airport.
WORLD RENOWNED TAXIDERMY
We service clients from all over the world including Mexico, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America
We combine traditional taxidermy methods with the latest technology to produce the most lifelike trophies imaginable. We are also hunting and fishing consultants and can assist you in planning a trip anywhere in the world - from Alaska to Zimbabwe.
Whether you catch and release your fish or eat it, you can still enjoy the lasting memory of your catch by having a fish mount made from one of our hundreds of existing fish molds. With measurements and photos of your fish, we can furnish you with a beautiful fish mount. By using one of our molds, you eliminate the casting process and save money. To order a fish replica, measure the overall length of your fish from tip to tip. Also measure the girth or half girth at the biggest part of the belly. If a scale is available, weigh your fish and, if possible, take close-up photos of your fish. Your taxidermy fish mount will last a lifetime.
In addition to big game taxidermy and fish mounts, we are experts in bird mounting. Lyons and O’Haver was chosen to do bird mounts for many of California’s state parks, including Anza Borrego, Torrey Pines, Cuyamaca Rancho, Mission Trails, etc. We have also done work for various colleges, and museums. Lyons and O’Haver has done bird mounts for the San Diego Natural History Museum, Sea World and the United States Navy. If your bird mounts are in need of cleaning or repair, we are able to provide the services of bird mount cleaning, bird mount repair, and bird mount restoration.
The creation of an outstanding big game trophy requires careful handling from the beginning. Your freshly killed trophy should be kept out of the sun and it should be skinned immediately. The skin should then be frozen or salt dried. Let us know if you need instructions on how to skin an animal, especially if you need help with the more detailed areas such as the ears, nose, lips and eyes.
Your freshly killed trophy should be kept out of the sun and it should be skinned immediately. The skin should then be frozen or salt dried. Let us know if you need instructions on how to skin an animal, especially if you need help with the more detailed areas such as the ears, nose, lips and eyes. After the skin is dried, it is professionally tanned to a high quality soft leather. We relax the skin, stretch it and then measure it to determine how big to make the mannequin. The mannequins or forms are made from high density polyurethane foam and are individually sculpted to fit the skin. We also alter the mannequin to create the pose that you request.
WE ARE FISH MOUNT EXPERTS
Our master craftsmen have produced over 15,000 fish mounts
For over 50 years, Lyons and O'Haver Taxidermy has enjoyed a reputation of excellence among taxidermists. We offer a full range of taxidermy services, specializing in Fish Mounts, Bird Mounts, and Big Game Taxidermy. At Lyons and O'Haver Taxidermy, we combine traditional taxidermy methods with the latest technology to produce the most lifelike trophies imaginable. Take a look for yourself, browse our work below:
In the early 1970’s, Hughie took up the brushes again and has been painting ever since. His years as a taxidermist and his many hunting adventures throughout the world, including trips to Alaska, Mexico, and Africa, have given him in-depth knowledge of game and its habitat.
Hughie Lyons’ paintings capture the anatomical detail of each animal portrayed, while displaying them in an accurate recreation of their natural environment. His paintings have raised thousands of dollars for charitable organizations, including the Elks Foundation, the California Wildlife Association, Ducks Unlimited, and Safari Club International.
Hughie has collectors throughout the United States and Mexico. Galleries most recently representing Hughie’s work were, Journeys West Gallery in Solana Beach, California, and The Safari Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many of his original oils and acrylics, as well as Giclee prints on canvas, are available for sale through this website or Lyons and O’Haver’s showroom at 8180 Parkway Drive, La Mesa California.
LOCATED IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
A Reputation of Excellence Among Taxidermists
We service clients from all over the world, including Mexico, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America as well as from virtually every state in the U.S.A. We are also hunting and fishing consultants and can assist you in planning a trip anywhere in the world - from Alaska to Zimbabwe.
Lyons and O’Haver Taxidermy
8180 Parkway Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
At Lyons & O’Haver, we regularly receive raw trophies from all parts of the world. Most frequently they come from North & South America, Mexico, Africa & Asia. Contact us for shipping instructions prior to your hunting trip. We will provide you with copies of our permits which may be necessary to facilitate shipment. We are able to clear your trophies through U.S. Customs and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. We are licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to receive game birds and waterfowl from anywhere in the world.To help you avoid losing any part of your shipment, we will furnish you with free plastic laminated waterproof shipping tags with your name on them for each individual trophy.
Skins for mounting should not be tanned before shipping them to us. Send all skins salted and dried with the fat and flesh removed. Skins should not be dried in the sun.
Send copies of documents to Lyons and O’Haver via registered mail at our address below.
1. Trophy List
2. Veterinary Certificate
3. Export Permit
4. Export or import CITIES Permit (if applicable)
5. Airway bill or ocean bill of lading.
For air shipments, documents should be securely attached to Air weigh bill. If this is not done, trophies might arrive before the paperwork that is required for clearance by U.S. Customs, Fish and wildlife and the Department of Agriculture.
ADDRESS SHIPMENTS AS FOLLOWS:
[HUNTER’S NAME HERE] LYONS & O’HAVER TAXIDERMY
C/O VICTOR HAHN-CUSTOMS BROKER
10926 La Cienega Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90304
Phone: (310) 216-6691
Fax: (310) 216-1681
All warthogs and other swine must be packaged separately.