Hello my name is Tyler LaRue, I am the founder of The Back 40 Taxidermy Studio. Growing up I was always extremely passionate about the outdoors, it was simply a way of life.


After serving in the Marine Corps I knew my future would be in the outdoor industry. I have since then attended Pocono Institute of Taxidermy and Northwest Iowa School of Taxidermy twice; once for their regular curriculum then followed up by a advanced course created solely for me by the school. I have had the pleasure of learning from multiple world champions along the way and work everyday to perfect my trade. My passion and goal is to make every trophy out of my door, my best one yet.

The Back 40 Taxidermy Studio was established in 2014 and has been growing rapidly ever since. We are a full service studio. We specialize in custom pieces that are made with the most up to date and innovative supplies with our passion and goal being to produce the highest quality mounts on the market for our clients. We are currently located in beautiful downtown Gladwin, MI.