Welcome to the world of Gene Bahr's Wildlife Creations! It is our hope that you will gain some insight into the philosophy behind his art. While pictures don't do his work justice, we hope you enjoy the photo gallery of his art.
Welcome to Gene Bahr's "Wildlife Creations" Gallery
Gene began his career in 1976, as a fish taxidermist. He began fish carving in 1984 and is considered a master fish carver among his peers. Inspired by this relatively new art form, he has watched its popularity quickly growing among everyone from sportsmen to art connoisseurs. He eventually stopped his fish taxidermy practice in 2000 to focus more on "Catch and Release" fish carving. He is now 65 years old and has spent his life studying fish anatomy and color. He has an extensive collection of profiles, measurements and photographs of the hundreds of fish that have passed through his studio. This collection allows him to produce beautiful, accurate and long lasting reproductions that increase in value. Visit the Gallery to see a few of his many works of art. We have compiled a selection of images that are beautiful and also depict just some of Gene's scope of work. Whether your interest lies in his award winning woodcarvings, paintings, or other art, we have examples from his actual gallery.
Now you can catch and release the smallest or the biggest fish and still have a trophy that captures and preserves the memory of your catch! You too can own a beautiful and life-like woodcarving of any fish, past or present. Mounted on an oval wood panel, your fish carving will come complete with a brass plate displaying your name, date of catch and information about your fish.
Visit Pricing to see how you can acquire your own fish carving masterpiece.
Gene has been featured in the Winter 2014 edition of Atlantic Salmon Journal. Click the image above to read the article in it’s entirety.
Gene in his studio with a variety of freshly carved fishes. Left to right: 26'' Golden Dorado, 36'' Atlantic Salmon, 22’ Labrador Brookie (caught by Gene), 23'' Brown Trout, and a 20'' Bone Fish.
News & Updates
Just added an amazing landlocked Salmon with hand painted base to the Wall Mount Gallery.
Here is another one folks! Check our this lovely Montana Brown Trout in the Wall Mount Gallery.
Gene has been very busy and is starting to show off some new works. Check out this fantastic Atlantic Salmon in the Wall Mount Gallery. More coming soon!
A new Chum Salmon and King Salmon carvings have been added to the Wall Mount Carving gallery!
Check out a newly mounted Bird Carving!
There is a beautiful Nash of Norway Maine in the Restoration Gallery.
See a very large Brook Trout restoration that Gene has done.
Just added a new Herb Welch Landlocked Salmon that Gene restored.
See the oldest piece Gene has have ever restored! It's from 1898!
See a seamless repair and restore job that Gene did on a beautiful Fly Catcher in the Birds Gallery!
We just add a brand new Gallery! Check out Unique and Unusual Creations to see some truly one of a kind pieces! More to come!
Gene just wrapped up a beautiful Ruffed Grouse carving, see it in the Birds Gallery