Taxidermy by Josh Hunt



Welcome to Deer Creek Wildlife Studio!
Located in Morgan Utah, Deer Creek Wildlife Studio is a taxidermy business owned and operated by Josh Hunt. Josh grew up in rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where time spent in the outdoors, hiking, fishing, trapping and hunting, were family traditions. His love and respect for wildlife and the outdoors is what ultimately led him to pursue his career in taxidermy. Josh graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School and received awards for his photography including a Gold Key and The American Vision Award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Josh attended Idaho State University and earned a B.S. degree in Zoology. Instead of pursing a medical career, however, he felt a desire to do something using his artistic talents. After looking into taxidermy, he attended the Advanced Taxidermy Training Center of Northwest Montana in 2006. He has since worked as a full-time taxidermist for several distinguished taxidermy companies. He has also competed in taxidermy competitions and won several awards for his work. As a result, his experience, knowledge, and artistic skill as an artist and taxidermist has grown and given him the confidence to continue to pursue this as a life-long career. As you review his own work, you'll be able to see that he takes pride in his taxidermy and will create a piece of artwork that you will be proud to display in your home for years to come.



Awards

2014
Lifesize Mule Deer, 2014 Western Regional Championship
First Place Masters Divison, Best of Category Large Mammal Masters Division,
Mule Deer Foundation "Best Mule Deer" Award, and
Judges Choice Breakthrough Award


2013
Mule Deer Double Pedestal Team Entry (with Stephan Woolstenhulme, Summit Taxidermy),
First Place Masters Division, Mule Deer Foundation "Best Mule Deer" Award, and
WASCO Most Artistic Entry Award

2012
Elk Pedestal, First Place Masters Division, 2012 Utah Taxidermy Association


2011

Red Stag First Place and Best of Masters Gamehead 2011 Utah Taxidermy Association

2010

Fallow Deer First Place and Best of Show Gamehead 2010 Utah Taxidermy Association


Whitetail Deer First Place 2010 Utah Taxidermy Association