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Michell SD Taxidermist Chad Pollreisz's Wild Spirit Taxidermy
The Beginning

I started down the path to becoming a taxidermist in 2000. I always loved taxidermy work but did not have any of my own.  That was supposed to change when I killed my first buck with my bow in 2000.  After calling every taxidermist in the phone book and only getting two to actually answer their phones I settled on one.  Unfortunately it was the wrong choice.  After being very disappointed by him I decided to take matters in my own hands and learn how to do my own mounts.

Going To School
In the fall of 2001 I took a course in taxidermy.  Before I even got home from school I had work lining up from family and friends.  The more I did the better I got and the more the word got out.  Before I knew it I was spending nearly every weekend working on mounts.   I was going to have to make a choise between my full time job and taxidermy.
Mitchell SD Taxidermist Chad Pollreisz With First Mount
Badger Mount by Mitchell SD Taxidermist Chad Pollreisz's Wild Spirit Taxidermy
Taking The Plunge


In the fall of 2010 the time was right to make the move. I left my full time time job of 19 years to become a full time taxidermist.  I opened up my shop in January 2011.  Since then I have been rapidly outgrowing my converted garage and now I am looking forward to expanding. 

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