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Meet the Artist at Shaw's Taxidermy

My passion for this profession began in 1982 when I attended Mountain Valley School of Taxidermy in Phoenix, AZ. After returning home with 420 hours of learning under my belt, I began my part time business. Through the years, the improved quality of my work and the customer base I have built has enabled me to make this a full time business. 

By “word of mouth” my business has grown every year.

I take pride in the quality of mounts that I produce and customer service is my priority. 

Making the trip to state and national shows have given me the opportunity to attend valuable seminars and demonstrations which have helped immensely in achieving the level of quality I desire. These shows also help to introduce new products in the industry. Utilizing the knowledge gained at these shows and by using only the best products available to the industry I feel that I am presenting the customer with the best I have to offer.

Competitions are also an integral part of my taxidermy work and training. Competitions give you the opportunity to have your work critiqued by your peers.

In 1985 won 3rd in professional division waterfowl at the World Show in Lawrence, KS. 

Have also won numerous awards at the state level for whitetail and game birds. 

For the last two years have won the Ducks Unlimited Award for best waterfowl at the Kansas Association of Taxidermists state convention.

The first Midwest Regional Taxidermy Convention was held at the Copper Dock Winery in Pocahontas, Illinois on September 23-25, 2011. This three day convention with hands on training seminars, was taught by some of the best in the industry, while drawing in a variety of taxidermists and vendors from distant states. On Saturday evening, an awards dinner was held for the taxidermists that included competition and a variety of awards. Winner of the Whitetails Unlimited Gamehead Sculpture was Kendall Shaw with his mounted Whitetail display. Pictured (l-r) Kendall Shaw and Greg Zykan (Shoal Creek WTU President and Taxidermy Judge.)


Best waterfowl in Professional Division and the Illinois DU award at Midwest Regional Taxidermy Convention.

Graduate of Mountain Valley School of Taxidermy in Phoenix AZ. in 1982 where I received instruction from Harry Paulson (award winning taxidermist and longtime NTA board member), Bob Berry (world champion taxidermist and carver) and Joe Kish( world renowned taxidermist and sculptor).

Attended “Advanced Gamehead Techniques” with world champion taxidermist Todd Kranau

Attend on a on going basis State, National and World Taxidermy Shows when they are offered.

Once again thank you for your interest in my business and the fascinating art of taxidermy.

Shaw’s Taxidermy
Kendall Shaw Owner/Wildlife artist
2027 15th Ave.
McPherson, Kansas 67460
Work Phone: 620-245-0811
Cell: 620-242-7232
After Hours: 620-241-9797