Winners of Ten Best of Show Awards at World, National and State Taxidermy Competitions
Garry has been a self taught professional taxidermist for more than 38 years. He has collected specimens and references from all of North America as well as South America and Africa. Since l983 Garry has judged and given seminars at many taxidermy competitions in over 26 different states as well as regional, national and world competitions. He won Best of Show at the last two competitions he entered, one with a pair of capercaille grouse from Finland and the last with a trio of white faced whistling ducks that he collected in Zimbabwe. Garry won “Best in World Largemouth Bass” at the first World Taxidermy Championships. He has judged and given seminars at 10 World Taxidermy Shows and will be again judging at the World Show in May 2013. Garry has written articles on bird and fish taxidermy in Breakthrough and American Taxidermists magazines.
Wendy Christensen assists Garry and has over 28 years as a professional museum taxidermist in Milwaukee. They have made three trips to Africa collecting specimens and references. Wendy has won at least eight Best of Show Awards. After 20 years of judging she entered one more piece at the last World Taxidermy Championships and won Judges Choice Best of Show with a recreation of a 600 lb lowland gorilla! She has won Best of Category awards in almost every category of taxidermy competitions she has entered. She won the Master of Masters Award at the World Show with a leaping life size whitetail deer that she sculpted the mannikin for.
One of Garry’s major interests is waterfowl hunting and waterfowl taxidermy. He has collected and mounted all 34 species of North American ducks from spectacled eiders in the Bering Straits of Alaska to black belly whistling ducks in southern Texas. He has also hunted waterfowl several times in Africa and South America. If you want to collect prime specimens ask Garry for information of where and when to go.
Garry Senk Taxidermy Studio
S101 W34414 Hwy LO
Eagle, WI 53119