Rustin McCormick became interested in taxidermy and wild game processing at a young age. After seeing his Dad and Grandpa get deer mounted, and realizing how much it cost them, he decided to do his own mounts. “Got my first mount done, I said to myself ‘I can do that’. I started doing my own, for friends, and now for the public. Processing I’ve done all my life. I was always interested when we took beef and hog to the processor.” So when he started his business, Outdoor Creations, it was just a matter of time before he added processing to his already established taxidermy services.
Rustin describes Outdoor Creations as a family owned meat processing and taxidermy facility. “We are a full service taxidermy shop for mammals and fish. We do your basic European mount and shoulder mounts to your big full-bodied animals. We offer full processing on any wild game. We do lot of deer which is our main wild game and the most exotic we have processed is a mountain lion. We offer summer sausage, jerky, breakfast sausage, and many more products.”
Outdoor Creations is expanding in preparation for a new adventure – custom exempt processing. “The new building is going to be an expansion for more processing. We are going to start offering custom processing for beef, pigs, sheep, and goat. This type of processing will be custom exempt only, which means no retail, just the custom animals only. Plus we will be doing the wild game processing and offering more product with that. It will be a nice addition as far as space, and better equipment to serve our customers.”
McCormick shares the mission of Outdoor Creations, “Our motto is quality over quantity. We will strive for excellence on every animal we process, every specimen we mount. We process all wild game one animal at a time and 100% guarantee your meat. It will be the same for the custom exempt animals.”
When asked about the most interesting mount he has done, Rustin says, “Every animal that I mount is interesting. There’s never one that is the same. That’s why I like it, always doing something different.”
Outdoor Creations Wild Game Processing and Taxidermy is located at 1510 Thompson Lane in Cedarville, Arkansas.