Black Bear with Whitetail Fawn, Michigan State Convention 2009
Bobby took this 372# spring boar in 1993 during a bow hunt in Kashabowie Ont. The hide was stored frozen until the winter of 2007. The fawn came from a deer farm in Springport MI, that had died shortly after birth of natural causes. The piece is called "Nature's Way" This mount was created to grow awareness of "Nature's Way" of controlling deer populations, which can be much crueler than legal hunting methods by sportsmen and sportswomen.. It won "Best Professional Lifesize Mammal", "People's Choice, Professional Lifesize", and the "Directors award for most artistic entry" at the 2009 Michigan Taxidermist Association's annual competition in Grand Rapids, MI. This mount took sixteen years to come to fruition, but it was well worth the wait! Thanks to all who voted for it.
"Hang in There Baby"
This baby raccoon mount was created as a reminder to our daughter, Samm, to stay strong and never give up!
Baron Ground Caribou, Pedestal
Also in the 2009 Michigan State Competition, this Caribou slightly missed a blue ribbon and earned a high second place ribbon. This is a client's mount.
Whitetail Deer, Wall Pedestal
Bobby took this buck on a bowhunt in 2003, it was mounted in 2006 as an aggresive buck in a posturing pose. This mount was the first attempt at competing for Bobby and won a third place ribbon.
This juvenile mink is also a client's mount. It was also entered into the Michigan State competition in 2009. It earned a third place ribbon for Bobby for anatomical accuracy.
Bushbuck, Black Wildebeest and Blue Wildebeest
For the 2010 Michigan show Bobby created this artistic composition with three African animals taken by a Michigan couple in South Africa. This eye pleasing piece scored very well in the high 80s for each animal.