A trophy room purchase

Shaylee Martin new owner of Trophy Room Taxidermy, purchasing business from taxidermy veteran Warden Patzer

Shaylee Martin has no problem admitting that she was the “weird kid” who was fascinated by dead animals when growing up.

“Growing up, when my dad would get an elk, he’d always be like ‘Here, clean this out,’” said Martin. “So I was always the one out back after everybody was done tinkering seeing what I could get cleaned off.”

That interest in cleaning a harvested animal grew as Shaylee grew, starting with an interest in taxidermy at an early age. How amazed would young Shaylee be, then, to see her adult self buy an established taxidermy business? That is exactly what has happened, as Shaylee...


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