Mountain Goat Restoration

It is not uncommon for Mountain Goats to fall from great heights after being shot. Many hunters prefer to harvest adult males, or Billies, because Billies make more impressive trophies, and it is more ecologically sustainable than hunting Nannies. But Billies tend to prefer steeper and higher slopes, which greatly increase the chances of a long fall. This mountain goat fell 1,300 feet onto jagged boulders after being shot. As one might expect the resulting damage was extensive. Most taxidermy studios would deem such a specimen unsalvageable, but the artists at Wildlife Preservations like a challenge. It is impossible to tell that this magnificent mount was created from such a compromised specimen. We think the before and after photos speak for themselves. 

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