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About Us

Bear's Den Freeze Dry, LLC

(formally known as Bear's Den Taxidermy)

Was established in 1975, by Rod Connelly.

Rod Connelly was a founding member of

the Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association.

It is a family run business for wholesale taxidermist

and retail customers.

Bear’s Den Freeze Dry, LLC is dedicated to providing

the professional taxidermy trade an alternative to conventional mounting methods.  There are many benefits for professional taxidermists to offer their clients.  

  • one-of-a kind custom pose that cannot be duplicated with commercial manufactured forms

  • utilize the best methods of preparing, preserving and handling of specimens in order to produce a quality result.

  • utilize the animal’s carcass, bone structure and muscles which produces accurate anatomical detail.

  • cost effective wholesale pricing that will benefit your business.

We are currently providing a 12-15 month return on finished mounts, depending on size and type of specimens.

Contact us for Pricing

We offer training classes for any taxidermist that is interested in learning freeze dry taxidermy methods.


John & Dawn Marie




are proud to continue the legacy of his parents,

Rod and Ella Mae Connelly.

Rod was a founding member of the

Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association

and has provided his leadership experience

to taxidermists across the country.

John has been involved with the outdoor community

for over 50 years and is dedicated to providing services to the wholesale and retail taxidermy market.


Freeze Dry Taxidermy preserves specimens

in any desired pose.

Freeze Dry Specimens include

Turkey Heads, Squirrels, Fox,

 Fisher, Cottontail Rabbits, Snowshoe Hare,

Beaver, Chipmunks, Groundhogs, Mink, Mice, Muskrats,

Raccoon, Snakes

Antlers in Velvet, Whitetail Fawn, Weasels

 and many other small specimens.

-- Household Pets

(Cats, Dogs, Gerbils, Hamsters,

Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, Rabbits, Turtles, etc)

Specimens MUST be FROZEN as soon as possible

to prevent damage and hair slippage.

Overnight shipping is recommended.

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