Hi, I'm Paul Klar, along with my wife Twin, we own and operate the taxidermy studio Cat Tracks Wildlife Design in the tiny town of Broadus, Montana on the famed Powder River for several years. Broadus, a town of only 400, may seem a strange place to have a successful taxidermy business with its size and remoteness.  However, Broadus is located between the population centers of Billings, Montana; Gillette, Wyoming; Miles City, Montana; and the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Southeast Montana is also an absolute hunting Mecca.  Trophy pronghorn antelope, whitetail deer, elk and most especially mule deer draw hunters from all over the country.  For over 25 years, I've served and built relationships with many of these hunters through guiding services. It is the relationships with these hunters that travel to hunt in Montana that our clientele is based on. Many of these clients are sending us their taxidermy work from trophies taken in other parts of the world; truly testimony to the quality and attention given to each piece and each person. Each piece that leaves our studio is considered special and is an endorsement of our commitment to excellence and personalized service. Communication with our clients is one of our greatest strengths.  It keeps them coming back and also sending referrals.

Cat Tracks strives to produce a work of taxidermy art from each trophy entrusted to us. Each step in the taxidermy process is given great care. We use only the industry's finest products and tanners and we continue to stay on the edge of new techniques and products to bring you the finest taxidermy mount possible. A realistic lifelike mount that will endure for years.

The mounting procedures used in taxidermy are basically standardized, with most taxidermists using the same general techniques, supplies and tools. What separates one above another is the ability to recreate anatomical accuracy and the willingness to incorporate extreme attention to detail. While only God has achieved perfection, perfection is the goal. Also the use of custom poses and habitat scenes will truly separate one trophy from the rest as “special”.

When selecting a taxidermist for your special trophy, evaluate their work closely. Consider that “value” may be more accurately measured by what you get and not what you pay out. Consider also that the dollars saved are not worth looking at an inferior taxidermy piece for years to come.

I am active in the Montana Taxidermists Association, have served on its board and am currently serving as president. I not only enjoy attending and competing in state and national shows but feel it is essential to stay sharp. My pieces have won numerous ribbon awards and some special awards. 2009 highlights were winning the coveted “Sharpest Mount in Montana Award” at our Montana show for a buck and fawn antelope pedestal and winning the “Sportsmen's Choice Award” at the Wyoming show for a life-size mountain lion. In 2010, I won the Best Mule Deer Award for a pedestal mule deer and Best of Category and Master of Division for a lifesize coyote; Best of Category Whitetail Deer award at the Nebraska State Taxidermists Association show with a little Coues whitetail from Mexico. Also I was honored with the McKenzie Distinguished Service Award in Montana.

Services offered:
Cat Tracks Wildlife Design offers many phases of taxidermy not only with North American game, but also African and Exotic species. We offer standard shoulder mounts but specialize in custom designed pedestal and lifesize dioramas.

We can assist our clients, who are traveling, with the shipping of their trophies directly to our studio to be mounted no matter where they originated.

*Pre-hunt Services including pre-printed laminated tags.
*Assistance in Importing of Trophies
*Assistance in Mount Choice to Best Compliment Your Trophy
*Tasteful Artistic Design of Custom Bases and Habitat Scenes
*Crating and Shipping to Anywhere in the Country
*Outfitter Recommendations (for those desiring to hunt in Montana)
*Stock Taxidermy: We have available to us a large assortment of legal skins, capes, antlers and horns that can be mounted in a design of your choice.

*Personal Service: While emails and postcards are handy, we like to speak personally which each client to understand perfectly their needs and desires.

I take great pride in my work and will do my utmost to deliver an outstanding taxidermy piece.

Thanks for visiting the site and we hope that you enjoy entertaining the possibilities of the amazing things that can be done with YOUR trophy.


Paul Klar 
506 North Lincoln
Broadus, MT 59317