North Dakota Bird Taxidermy- Rough Rider Bird Taxidermy

Rick Acker

Thank you very much for spending some time with Roughrider Gamebirds Wildlife Studio. I  sure hope you enjoyed my work.

I have been hunting birds in my home state of North Dakota for since I was old enough to hold a gun.   For me, birds are not just a hobby, but a passion. I am fortunate enough to have some of the finest bird hunting in the world right in my own back yard. Chances are, if you're a serious bird hunter, you've visited the Roughrider State.

I still remember the 1st bird I ever shot!  A Green Winged Teal near Devils Lake, N.D.  I begged my father to have it mounted for me, but money was tight at the time.  Looking back, I'm glad he didn't, otherwise I might never have had the determination to learn this craft.  I started dabbling in bird taxidermy at an early age.  After lot's of hard work, determination and few lumps along the way, I have worked my way into an Award Winning "Master Taxidermist".  The fact that I'm an such an avid bird hunter, helps me truly understand what you, the sportsman really wants in a bird mount!

Taxidermy helps me relive those special autumn days in the field with family and friends. My goal is to help preserve a special memory for you with  A special thanks to Jim Benson who took the time to help develope me into the bird taxidermist that I am today!

                                                                       My greatest creation yet!


                                                                         Hunter Richard Acker

Today I live in Grand Forks, North Dakota with my wife Mindi, my pride and joy "Hunter" who's my son, and our two bird hunters... Abby & Bridget. I sincerely hope that I get the opportunity to create a special piece for you.



Rick Acker


My studio/cell number is (701)741-8686

Roughrider Gamebirds
5426 Belmont Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201

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