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Professional Standards for Shipping, Part 1: Customizing Leg Rods

Professional Standards for Shipping, Part 1: Customizing Leg Rods

Shipping isn’t just about boxing, crating, or loading a trailer. It goes back further and starts with a solid foundation, in our case, mammals with solid leg rods and solid neck supports to aid in strength during the transportation of the specimen. To subscribe or renew, call 800-783-7266 or order online at www.breakthroughmagazine.com.

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The Services of Skulls Unlimited

The Services of Skulls Unlimited

Skulls Unlimited International, Inc., has been the leading provider of osteological material in the United States since 1986, but did you know that we provide custom skull cleaning and mounting services to taxidermists and hunters? Our professional services ensure an attractive and sanitary trophy or display piece for your home or office. If this is the first you’ve...
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DIY Hair-On Tanning Using Advanced Tanning Solutions Products.

DIY Hair-On Tanning Using Advanced Tanning Solutions Products.

The first and most important step in tanning is to start with a hide or skin that has received proper care. A well cared-for hide will later eliminate bacteria growth and/or hair slippage. Proper salting should be done as soon as possible after the hide has been removed from the animal.  To subscribe or renew, call 800-783-7266 or order online at...
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Part 4: Mounting a World-Class  Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount with 3-Time World Champion Gene Smith

Part 4: Mounting a World-Class Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount with 3-Time World Champion Gene Smith

Gene will tell you that with each competition deer you mount, you will learn something new and these experiences will carry forward into all phases of your taxidermy, including commercial work. Gene stresses the importance of knowing and incorporating accurate anatomy, correct sizing, and proper preparation of the skin and form. When the complete process is planned and done...
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The Value of Belonging to a Taxidermy Association

The Value of Belonging to a Taxidermy Association

In the USA there are 45 state and regional taxidermy associations, plus the National Taxidermists Association and the United Taxidermists Association. There are many others in Europe, Russia, Africa, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, and Central and South America  These associations give...
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48th National Taxidermists Association Convention in Sioux Falls, SD • July 25–27, 2019

48th National Taxidermists Association Convention in Sioux Falls, SD • July 25–27, 2019

With 240 competition entries (ALL ARE PICTURED), this was by far the biggest show in the past 12 years for the NTA. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was the location for the 48th annual National Taxidermists Association convention, competition, and trade show. The NTA had been at this facility twice...
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Waterfowl Reference Study: Teal, Part 2

Waterfowl Reference Study: Teal, Part 2

In Issue #133 I presented reference on North American green-winged teal, Eurasian teal, blue-winged teal, and cinnamon teal. For this issue I will be covering additional species: Baikal teal, Bernier’s teal,...
Giraffe Shoulder Mount

Giraffe Shoulder Mount

World Champion Daniel Meng demonstrates how he mounted a shoulder-mount giraffe on an altered form, with custom-cast horns and cast earliners. TO SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW, CALL 800-783-7266.
Painting a Longbill Spearfish

Painting a Longbill Spearfish

 "It is interesting that when they are held up for a photograph, the fish shows off its translucent dorsal fin and brilliant stark colors. I’ve seen them with vertical gold bars on their sides but the...
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