Mike Burnett

bass2My name is Mike Burnett and I am 52 years old. Growing up and spending my entire life in the Southwest Louisiana area, I have always loved the outdoors. I have had the opportunity to work as a professional duck hunting guide as well as compete in many local bass fishing tournaments. I have been fortunate enough to have shot all of the waterfowl common to this area, shot geese in Canada, deer hunted in TX, LA, and AR, caught bass over 12 lbs and speckled trout over 7 lbs.; most of which now hang as trophies in my house. I first got interested in taxidermy as a teenager and shortly after Steve began his storied career over 35 years ago.

I first met Steve when he was working out of his home and Josh hadn’t even been thought about yet. We formed a lifelong friendship that has led me to become an employee of Steve German’s Taxidermy Art. I have been working with Steve and Josh for about 3 years now. My full time job is as a Top Operator with Sasol Chemical Company in Westlake, but on all of my days off, I can be found at the taxidermy shop. My duties there include dealing with customers’ incoming and completed mounts, skinning and prepping skins for the tannery, measuring animals to insure that the finished mount conforms exactly to what the customer brought in, assisting in putting the mounts and habitats together, and I am also skilled with carpentry, so I build all of the custom habitat bases and pedestals for those that prefer a mount that looks like “ a piece of furniture”.

Steve German’s Taxidermy Art is a place where memories are made, stories are told, and quality work is demanded on each and every mount that goes out the door and I am proud to be part of the team.

  • Most captivating and inspiring work that I have seen. I have had Big Mouth Bass and other wildlife done by Steve and was in awe at his workmanship.
    Annie LeMaire
  • Thanks to Josh for doing such a great job on Cameron's fish! He loved it!!!
    Brandi Bishop
  • Outstanding mounts !!! I'am very proud to tell people who mounts my fish. I receive lots of compliments. Keep up the good work guys !!!
    Steven Vincent
  • Just wanted to tell you guys thanks again for my bass! You guys do the best work and I will refer everyone I know to yall!
    Chris Romano
  • Deer mounts fresh from Steve German and Josh German. Can't give enough thanks and appreciation to the both of them for getting these mounts done with the work load and circumstances they have been dealing with. Truly a great pair of guys! Thank You both.
    Jake Frye, Hunter
  • 10 point taken last year. Scored 135 3/8 B&C. Thanks Steve for a great job. Can't wait till next year.
    Richard D. Bruns, Hunter
  • Got my dad's bass back from the taxidermist yesterday. He was so surprised!! He had thought my mom had thrown it away out of the freezer. 9.94 pounds Toledo Bend.
    Brian Phelps, Fisherman