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PHOTO REFERENCE STUDY: DOVES

Doves and pigeons constitute the animal family Columbidae and the order Columbiformes, which includes about 42 genera and 310 species. The distinction between “doves” and “pigeons” in English is not consistent, and does not exist in most other languages. Back in the 1970s my attempts at mounting two species nearly had me at the brink of giving up...
June 30, 2019 0 Comments
Taxidermy's Ca$h Cow

Taxidermy's Ca$h Cow

A cash cow is a metaphor for a dairy cow that produces milk over the course of its lifetime and requires very little maintenance. In business, it’s defined as a consistently profitable product whose profits are used to finance the rest of your business. In taxidermy, it is defined as whitetail deer. They are your most reliable source of money. With an estimated 30...
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Painting a Triggerfish: Step-by-Step

Painting a Triggerfish: Step-by-Step

There are 40 or so triggerfish species in the world with 6 living in the tropical waters of Florida and the Caribbean Sea, ranging as far north as the Carolinas as the summer waters warm. Triggerfish live mostly in the shallow water around wrecks and reefs but can be found as deep as 300 feet. The queen triggerfish is the most colorful and interesting of the triggerfish....
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Making Hooves Great Again: Step-by-Step

Making Hooves Great Again: Step-by-Step

One area of taxidermy that seems to get neglected are deer feet. Just a few of the problems I see are feet that are over-filled, under-filled, or teeming with shrinkage. In this article I will focus on the hooves of a whitetail deer. I will take you through my procedure for creating a cast foot, then coloring the hoof, and adding detail to the finished cast.  When...
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Shining a UV Light on Reproductions

Shining a UV Light on Reproductions

My goal in writing has always been to teach and to educate, so that making a living could be fun and profitable. In this article, I will introduce new products and new and faster ways to end up with a very desirable end product, an example being fish reproductions and their parts. The process of...
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Sell The Sizzle, Not the Steak: First Impressions

Sell The Sizzle, Not the Steak: First Impressions

FORWARD: Recently I saw a post by Joe Kish on www.Taxidermy.Net and I found it one of the most interesting writings I have read in a long time. I’m not sure how many of our readers saw this post, but I immediately knew that anyone who loves competition taxidermy needs to see and read it. The...
June 1, 2019 0 Comments
Tribute: Robert Holshouser

Tribute: Robert Holshouser

It was with sadness and shock that I learned that Robert Holshouser passed away November 8, 2018. I first met Robert, or “Burt,”as I later dubbed him, in the late 1980s in Anchorage, Alaska. I...

Inflation's Relevance to Taxidermy

Inflation's Relevance to Taxidermy

 Inflation is a sustained general increase in the cost of goods and services and a reduction in purchasing power of the dollar bill. If you charged $500 for a whitetail shoulder mount last year, to maintain...

Reference Study: Coyotes, Part 2

Reference Study: Coyotes, Part 2

THE LAST ISSUE'S study of coyotes featured facial details, facial attitudes, and still body poses. In this issue’s study, the focus will be body attitudes often recreated by taxidermists because of special...

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