Steve German’s Taxidermy Art

If you’re a Louisiana hunter headed to Texas and you’re wondering how to get your trophy mounted back home with all the confusing chronic wasting disease import regulations, Steve German’s Taxidermy Art in Westlake has you covered.

They’ve partnered with Ty’s Taxidermy, conveniently located just off I-10 in Vidor, Texas (409-504-5818), to care for your trophy whitetail or exotic and prepare it to legally enter Louisiana.

“It’s going to be a very efficient for hunters and clients heading back into Louisiana if they want to use our services,” Josh German said. “We want people to know that we’re working with Ty’s Taxidermy in Vidor — and you can just drop off your animal there.

“They just need to make Ty’s aware their deer is coming to Steve German’s Taxidermy Art — that way they can properly tag it, put it on our invoices and notify us. But they’ll make it legal to cross the state lines.”

No money will change hands in Vidor — those transactions will take place at Steve German’s facility in Westlake once the animal is back in Louisiana and specifics of the mount are determined.

If possible, German suggested Louisiana hunters call his office at 337-436-0210 before their hunt so Ty’s can be notified in advance. Regardless, the key is to make sure that the staff at Ty’s knows your animal is ultimately headed for Steve German’s in Westlake for taxidermy services.

For more info and a map specifying Ty’s Vidor location, visit: