About Us

Jim Hartsock - Wildlife Artist, CT, AE

Jim has been doing taxidermy for over 25 years. Jim's artistic ability was noticed with his sketching and drawing of wildlife at an early age. Even as a young child, he was out in the woods observing wildlife. The outdoors and animals have always been a strong influence in Jim's life. The grace in composition can be seen in each piece.

Jim's background includes a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science; studies into the anatomy of various species of animals that collectively inspire him to create artistic and anatomically correct trophies from the smallest of Teal to the largest of Bears.

Southwest Wildlife is dedicated to the preservation of your trophies to the highest standards. "I share with you the love for hunting and wildlife. I know and understand what it takes to collect a trophy; therefore I will use all my skills to preserve that trophy to the highest standards. I invite you to visit my gallery". - Jim Hartsock

Member of:

  • Arizona Taxidermy Assoc.
  • National Taxidermy Assoc.
  • National Rifle Assoc.
  • Safari Club International
  • Elk Foundation
  • Mule Deer Foundation