Affiliations & Testimonials
Advanced strongly supports the OFAH and has been associated with them for over 20 years.
Ontario Federations of Anglers and Hunters Since 1928, outdoor opportunities have been saved and improved thanks to victories by the O.F.A.H. The Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters is Canada’s leading conservation organization. The O.F.A.H. is a non-profit, registered charity, dedicated to protecting woodland and wetland habitat, conserving our precious fish and wildlife stocks and promoting outdoor education. The Federation is recognized as an influential environmental watchdog, lobbying for conservation of our natural resources at all levels of government.
The O.F.A.H. represents tens-of-thousands outdoor enthusiasts and gets results for conservation. Together, the VOICE of Anglers and Hunters continues to block political attacks on our outdoor traditions as well as animal rights campaigns that are already targeting classrooms and the media. When it comes to speaking up for anglers and hunters the O.F.A.H. is a voice to be listened to and reckoned with.
Advanced Taxidermy & Wildlife Design have been comissioned by the O.F.A.H. to reproduce all record fish for over 20 years. Advanced is also the official taxidermist for the Ontario Fish Registry.
“Having fished all over the world and seeing many taxidermist’s work, I feel that Advanced Taxidermy and Wildlife Design do the finest work in the industry. I have used Advanced Taxidermy exclusively for all my taxidermy needs, both salt and freshwater, fish reproductions or skin mounts. Advanced Taxidermy and Wildlife Design are pioneers in fiberglass fish reproductions and with catch-and release fishing. We share a common goal – “working together in the conservation of our precious fisheries”. We have shared a personal and business relationship for over 20 years.
I know that Advanced Taxidermy truly has a major advantage and edge over other studios because of the combined artistic backgrounds and knowledge of fish. They truly have innovative designs and concepts.
Their work shows they are true artisans, not only with overall visual appeal, but right down to the meticulous detailing. Masters in their field, Advanced Taxidermy and Wildlife Design create remarkably realistic habitats finished with immaculate carpentry. They take pride in each individual entity from beginning to end with quality being their highest priority.
When it comes to friends and acquaintances who truly want a piece of art, I send them to Shawn Galea and James McGregor of Advanced Taxidermy and Wildlife Design.”
The Real Fishing Show
“With more than thirty-five years of fishing and hunting under my belt in locations from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Arctic to South America, I believe I’ve come to be an expert on what quality taxidermy is all about Bluntly put, I’ve yet to find anyone who gets the job done better than you folks at Advanced Taxidermy. In these days of conservation and catch and release, I still enjoy a few for the frying pan, but when it comes to putting fishing on the wall I always look to Advanced Taxidermy for the finest in reproductions.
Keep up the great work guys…as the best in the business.”
Going Fishing Television
Shawn & James
“I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for the incredible work you did on the last few fish I had done. Your work is simply the very best, and each fish an individual work of art. Even after looking at them for hours, I still can’t believe the incredible detail. I almost expected to see them move.
Over the last 20 years, I have seen a great number of reproduction mounts, but nothing even close to the attention to detail and workmanship. I wanted to re-live that fish of a lifetime every day, and it is worth having it done right. You make it easy to let me trophy fish swim away, knowing that my reproduction will look exactly like the picture, down to the slightest variation in markings
As soon as I have finished remodeling the office, I will be in to see you about your coffee table designs. The combination of your fish reproductions, your artwork, and the life like settings, all clearly viewed from any angle inside the table, will be the perfect addition. As you know, I have seven (7) of your reproductions now, expect to see me for several more.”
The Fishful Thinking Show
“During my stay in Toronto, while playing Goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs, I was fortunate to have met Shawn and James of Advanced Taxidermy. For those of you whom don’t know. Fishing is one of my favorite past times. I’m glad to say their work graces my walls with several of my best catches.
In my travels I’ve had the opportunity to learn the difference between good and bad taxidermy, with great confidence I can say these guys are THE BEST”
ex Toronto Maple Leaf Goalie
The greatest taxidermist in the world.
Thanks for the great job of my trophy chinook replica.
Sincere thanks and best wishes always”
NHL Hall of Famer
I was fortunate enough to meet James and Shawn through our mutual friend Bob Izumi of Real Fishing fame a few years ago at Inconnu Lodge, a fly-in resort in the Yukon. Some of their amazing work is on display there, a huge northern pike closing in on two arctic grayling. The display is mounted inside a glassed-in coffee table. Most impressive.Shawn and James have been at the leading edge of the replica mount scene for a long time, and I think can safely say that they have set the industry standard in their field.
Their professionalism is top quality and their artistry is unmatched. The work they have provided for my son and I will be enjoyed for many years to come.
John P. Allen
member of Prairie Oyster
Just a short note to say thank you for your fine work in the mounting of Mike JR,s 22lb Chinook.
We were both delighted with the mount and just wanted to let you know that it will take a special place in our home.
Former Premier of Ontario
Just a short note of thanks for the awesome job you did on my trophy northern pike. It will grace my wall and forever bring me back to that catch.
Former Toronto Maple Leaf
Being a fisherman my whole life, I’ve been lucky to have some great catches. It’s important to hold onto these memories in whatever way you can. For me it’s been mounts. Advanced taxidermy, in my opinion, is the best in their field and that’s why I keep returning to them to forever capture these memories of my best catches. Shawn and James, thanks a bunch. You guys are the best.
To the great crew at Advanced Taxidermy,
Thank you for the great salmon mount.
Your attention to detail is really appreciated.