James Marsico
Mountain Valley Artistry
Wildlife Studio



#5 Road 2AB, Suite A, Cody, Wyoming USA 82414. 307-587-9443

SERVING DISCRIMINATING SPORTSMEN AND MUSEUMS SINCE 1976
AWARD WINNING WORK TO LAST A LIFETIME!

I have been a full time taxidermist, sculptor and artist since 1970. I have owned my own studio here in Park County since 1976; before that I was a studio taxidermist in Anchorage Alaska. Before that I was known as the go to taxidermist throughout my youth and college school days. Careful attention to details along with my sculpting and drawing studies has been the foundation of my taxidermy and anatomy skills and have been the key to my success in accurate wildlife bronzes and high quality taxidermy. .

We cater to hunting clients from around the globe. We specialize in QUALITY big game taxidermy. Together with my wife Bernita and staff, we provide the very FINEST in WORLD CLASS TAXIDERMY ART combined with EXCELLENT SERVICE. We also offer high discount shipping to you. We have shipped mounts to France, Switzerland, Spain and to nearly every state in the Union.

References and prices gladly given on request. Our taxidermy studio is a small personal family business and not a large production studio. I also have several sculptures in progress at any given time. We still provide our valued clients with the very best blue ribbon quality work in a reasonable and competetive time frame. Wild sheep shoulder mounts are completed within 90 to 120 days. Most other work is completed within 9 to 14 months. Special rush service is also available. Studio visits are always welcome. Please see bottom of this page for more info. Thank you!

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Brian Kings Marco Polo -James Marsico Mountain Valley ArtistryWildlife Studio
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Brian Kings Marco Polo

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Grizzly bear #104 Mounted for the Buffalo Bill Natural History Museum, Cody Wyoming -James Marsico Mountain Valley ArtistryWildlife Studio
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Grizzly bear #104 Mounted for the Buffalo Bill Natural History Museum, Cody Wyoming


"The taxidermist must not only equal the form of a sculptor's clay model, he must also make it fit to a certain skin with exactitude.

The ideal taxidermist must be a combination of sculptor and anatomist, naturalist, carpenter, blacksmith, and painter. He must have the eye of an artist, the back of a hod carrier, the touch of a wood chopper one day, and of an engraver the next."

William T. Hornaday

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Bill Schwartz's lion -James Marsico Mountain Valley ArtistryWildlife Studio
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Bill Schwartz's lion

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My wife of 42 years and office manager, Bernita -James Marsico Mountain Valley ArtistryWildlife Studio
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My wife of 42 years and office manager, Bernita

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My son Joe in our studio with some of the mounts in progress for a California client. -James Marsico Mountain Valley ArtistryWildlife Studio
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My son Joe in our studio with some of the mounts in progress for a California client.

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Tom Yeardleys Wyoming bull elk -James Marsico Mountain Valley ArtistryWildlife Studio
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Tom Yeardleys Wyoming bull elk


Our physical studio is located at the East entrance of Yellowstone Park in Cody Wyoming and our clients are located nationwide. The lack of physical contact with our clients does not hinder a personal, professional relationship with our customers. Most of our business is shipped to us.

Many guides and outfitters will prepare, salt and ship your trophies directly to our studio for you or can make arrangements for it. .

Either contact us before you hunt and we will provide you with personalized laminated tags or include a packing slip with your skins stating your name, address, phone number, email address, hunting license number, tag or seal number. We will contact you the day your trophies arrive. We maintain an ongoing communication with each and every client throughout the progression of each project.

You, as the client can see the entire process on your computer screen as we design, build and create your mount. Your decisions for poses, design, presentation can be viewed at your request.

We specilize in unique, custom, quality craftsmanship. When shipping trophies from Alaska we suggest contacting Alaskan Expeditors, Inc. 1901 West 48th Anchorage, AK 99517 844-465-8136 or 406-431- 6776 They specialize in handling, fleshing plus tanning, crating and shipping horns and skins to the lower 48. They are located very near the Anchorage airport and can handle everything for you. International Trophies Hunter International Brokerage Services, Inc. 4725 First Street, Suite275 Pleasonton, California 94566 Phone 925-417-5270 Making contact, with Hunter International or the broker of your choosing, ahead of time, with your details and shipping instructions will help to avoid additional storage charges and insure that your trophies will reach our studio safely and securely. Thank you and good Hunting!

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