Whidbey Island Taxidermy | Our Story
Matt Klope is not only an award-winning taxidermist but a retired Federal Wildlife Biologist. His professional awareness of how wildlife live in their natural environments can be seen in his attention to detail in all of his taxidermy work.
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Matt Klope, Award Winning Taxidermist on Whidbey Island

Our Story

Matt Klope is not only an award-winning taxidermist but a retired Federal Wildlife Biologist. His work and research has involved many species of wildlife and his professional awareness of how wildlife live in their natural environments can be seen in his attention to detail in all of his taxidermy work.

Matt started Whidbey Island Taxidermy in 1989 to provide quality taxidermy services for local hunters, educational institutions, and State and Federal agencies. He understands the need for first-rate artistic work and creates realistic mounts that capture memories you treasure.

Although best known for his waterfowl mounts, Matt prepares a variety of Pacific Northwest bird and mammal specimens for private hunters, government agencies and nonprofit groups including:

  • The Division of Birds and Mammals, National Museum of Natural History (The Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA)
  • Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Washington State Parks
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • National Audubon Society (Whidbey Island Chapter).

Ready to get started? Matt’s wife Joan is the office manager and knows Matt’s schedule better than anyone. Call 360.675.9008 to schedule an appointment.

Awards

Matt earned top honors in the Waterfowl Division at the 2016 Washington State Taxidermy Competition:

Best Waterfowl Award

Best Waterfowl Award

Presented by Ducks Unlimited
First Place Waterfowl Entry

First Place Waterfowl Entry

Presented by the Washington State Taxidermy Association