Taxidermy mounts highlight outfitter booths at NRAAM

Wild Rivers Whitetails (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Whitetail-hunting aficionados gravitated to the Wild Rivers Whitetails booth for a glimpse of their unbelievable shoulder mounts, driven by a serious breeding program.  The whitetail lodge is based in rural Fence, Wisconsin, about 100 miles north of Green Bay.  (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Furs (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com).

Yampa Valley Fur and Antlers had plenty of pelts, fur blankets, tails, hats, mittens, and even slippers for sale at their booth.  The furrier is an offshoot of CJ Outfitters guide service out of Craig, Colorado.  (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com).

Piebald buck (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

A white-faced piebald buck sitting atop the display of Wild Rivers Whitetails.  (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Colorado black cat (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

This unusual black Colorado mountain lion  was a star of the show, displayed for sale by CJ Outfitters of Colorado.  Owner Chris Jurney specializes in hunts for elk, deer, lion, and antelope, though they outfit for plenty of other species as well  (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

African water buck (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The Hunting Legends booth was bookended by a pair of sweet mounts, this one a quality African water buck.  Passionate company reps were quick to say most water bucks harvested are much larger, but are too difficult to transport to trade shows.  (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Zebra at Hunting Legends (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

A sharp Zebra shoulder mount on display by Hunting Legends.  The high-grade company offers big-5 and plains game hunts primarily in South Africa, but also Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well.   (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Whitetails (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Legendary Northway Outfitters of Saskatchewan, Canada–with co-operation of Cabelas Outdoor Adventures–offers high-quality fair-chase whitetails hunts, showing off a few examples of their bucks.   Whitetails (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

New Zealand (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Gary Herbert’s New Zealand Hunting service shows off a beautiful Himalayan Tahr.  This is only one of many big game hunts they offer, with others including red stag, wapiti, fallow deer, chamois, goats, and rams. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

One last look at the eye-candy from Wild Rivers Whitetails of Wisconsin. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

One last look at the antler eye-candy from Wild Rivers Whitetails of Wisconsin. The booth drew a continual crowd of admirers. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)