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Pricing

by John Jennings

 

Whether you are a beginning taxidermist or a seasoned veteran, it is crucial that you stay on top of your pricing and understand exactly how it is calculated. Emotional pricing is the number one reason for small business failure. All too often, pricing is based on the competition and not on the factors needed to run a profitable studio.

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The 4th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention

The 4th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention

July 12–15, 2017

The 4th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention

Dayton Conference Center

Layton, Utah

July 12–15, 2017

Full coverage of this event in the Summer 2017 issue of Breakthrough Magazine, subscribe today! 

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Knights of the Round Table

Knights of the Round Table

by John Jennings

I jumped at the chance to go to the North American Taxidermy Championship this past January in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have many supporters and co-creators of Taxidermy Direct and several were going to be present at Big Rock’s show; I wanted to meet them in person: Brenda Duvall (although I already visited The Safari Room last summer and had talked with her at length); Randy Mitchell from Wild Rooms with his amazing habitat designs; and of course, Russell Knight, not for his Mounted in Alaska fame, but for his genuine interest in my success.

 

Russell, along with a panel of other industry-leading taxidermists, was hosting a taxidermy round table. They were scheduled to listen and answer our questions about running a taxidermy business, industry trends, and anything else we wanted to talk about. The cast of “characters” were Russell Knight, Fred Vanderburg, and Larry Blomquist, all industry leaders and legends in their own right. Knight’s Round Table didn’t disappoint. What follows are the cherry-picked highlights about business.

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What To Do If You Get a World-Record Halibut

What To Do If You Get a World-Record Halibut

by Haraldur Ólafsson

Gunther Hansel, 70, a German angler, caught the largest Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglosus) yet known, and he set the world record for sea-angling an Atlantic halibut with a rod and reel. In the month of August, 2010, I received a telephone call which I will never forget, to ask if I would be the taxidermist for a 219-kg (482-pound) halibut. After I had agreed and put down the phone, I started regretting my decision as there were many problems which I had to solve before the halibut eventually was prepared and mounted.

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Reference Study: Greater Sage-Grouse

Reference Study: Greater Sage-Grouse

by Larry Blomquist

This will be the last in our series of photo studies of North American grouse. In our first grouse study in Issue 123, we also had 2 pages of reference on sage-grouse and 4 pages on ruffed grouse. Additional photos of ruffed grouse start on page 70 of this issue.

 

GREATER SAGE-GROUSE (Centrocercus urophasianus) are the largest grouse in North America. They were known as simply sage grouse until the Gunnison sage-grouse was recognized as a separate species in 2000. Greater sage-grouse are a widely distributed but sparsely populated in many areas they inhabit. They are most abundant in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, with remnant populations in Washington, California, North Dakota, South Dakota in the United States, and Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada.

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