Is there a place for taxidermy in home staging? Yes, I know many many people are hunters and proud of it. Their trophies are on their walls as a sign of pride and accomplishment. They see it as a thing of beauty. In this case however, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. When you are staging a home to appeal to a target market, leaving Bambi hanging on the wall can actually turn buyers away. Frankly, it just creeps a lot of people out.
Why would you do this? If your intent is to appeal to the largest target market, and you are not selling a hunting lodge, literally, then I suggest you put all your taxidermy in storage until you move into your new home.
Home staging is not about showing your home in the way you would live in it. It is about showing your home in a way a majority of people could see themselves in that home. If they are uncomfortable with the eyes of a dead beast staring down at them, you have just sabotaged your market. It's not personal, it's business; and in the business of selling homes the jungle has got to go.