A brief history of Carolina Fur Dressing
Carolina fur Dressing was founded in 1980 by Rick Morgan after he employed Sinclair Clark for a 3 year period to help locate equipment, and set up a tannery for his taxidermy business.
Prior to that Rick was owner of Taxidermy International during the late 1970’s and 80’s. He and his shop worked exclusively on large mammal taxidermy for clients across the U.S. During his stint as owner/taxidermist, Rick worked on a vast collection of animals. Just a partial list of animals completed by he and his shop over a 10 year period were 5 bull elephants (Sudan and Zimbabwe), some of the last trophies to come from Kenya, (bongos, giant elands, Nile lechwe, yellowback duiker, kobs, etc. etc) a multitude of trophies from Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Sudan. He also completed numerous Alaskan trophies such as brown and grizzly bears, sheep, moose and caribou plus all species of North American sheep, and numerous western game including elk, pronghorn, mule deer and the like. This extensive knowledge of taxidermy prepared him to start and still today operate one of the largest taxidermy tanneries in the U.S with a reputation of doing top quality work with and honesty and integrity.
The tannery was started out of necessity when his capes and hides were taking 9-10 months to complete from a west coast tannery. What started out in 1980 as a small tannery in a downtown Raleigh warehouse has grown to a 6.5 acre site with 51,000 square feet of production floor.
Carolina Fur Dressing through 2015 was soley owned by Rick and Marsha Morgan and now Jeremy Morgan shares ownership in this family run business. All three continue to work there daily to insure the quality and high standards that Carolina Fur Dressing customers have come to expect over the last 36 years.