Latest Issue

Yukon Moose in New Zealand

Yukon Moose in New Zealand

Four years  ago a good friend and client, Davey Hughes, asked me if I wanted to mount a life-size moose for him. Davey partly owns Swazi Apparel, an outdoor and hunting clothing brand where everything is made in a factory here in New Zealand. He told me that he was about to go on a moose hunt in the Yukon and had the idea of having a life-size moose mount in his shop...
June 7, 2020 0 Comments
Part 2: Breakthrough Award Winners

Part 2: Breakthrough Award Winners

THE HIGHEST AWARD AN ENTRY CAN receive is Judges’ Choice Best of Show. Breakthrough is honoring this top achievement with the Breakthrough Award for Judges’ Choice Best of Show. Each winner receives a handsome plaque and a gift certificate from Breakthrough worth $50 in subscription renewals and merchandise. This is our way of thanking and perhaps giving...
June 7, 2020 0 Comments
Professional Standards for Shipping, Part 2: Building Stands for Drying and Shipping Plus Reinforcing Necks and Horns

Professional Standards for Shipping, Part 2: Building Stands for Drying and Shipping Plus Reinforcing Necks and Horns

In this article I will be demonstrating how we at Dakota Taxidermy build a drying stand. For us, this stand is a multi-purpose stand. It is first a drying stand; second, it becomes a foundation platform for our artificial hoof installations; third, it becomes a blueprint for our habitat department; and lastly, it is a shipping stand if the mammal is not shipped on its...
March 21, 2020 0 Comments
CARIBOU (Rangifer tarandus) Large Mammal Photo Reference Study

CARIBOU (Rangifer tarandus) Large Mammal Photo Reference Study

During my 32 years as a full-time commercial taxidermist I had a lot of fondness with a little disdain for caribous when they were received from customers. They are unique and beautiful animals with lustrous thick hair coats and great color along with attractive antlers for a trophy room. Their facial features were about as easy to replicate as any gamehead you could...
March 21, 2020 0 Comments
The Value of Attending Conventions and Trade Shows

The Value of Attending Conventions and Trade Shows

The most valuable benefit of joining your state and national taxidermy association is the opportunity to attend the annual convention. Trade-show season runs from February to July and is the perfect time to start harvesting the benefits of membership. Pro Tip: When you travel to a convention in the...
March 21, 2020 0 Comments
Taxidermy Positioning Systems

Taxidermy Positioning Systems

    This Taxidermy Positioning Systems article will explain the suggested methods for installing the Wall Bracket system for wall pedestal gameheads and Pedestal Support System for table pedestal mounts. The entire article is presented here for instructional purposes and you can...
March 21, 2020 0 Comments
From Novice… to Best of Show

From Novice… to Best of Show

From Novice to Best of Show – that was an outcome I never envisioned in 2011 when I entered my first competition as a novice at the World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships in Springfield, Illinois....
Painting and Installing Fish Eyes into a Cast Fish

Painting and Installing Fish Eyes into a Cast Fish

When it comes to eyes, I feel the life of the mount starts in the eyes. Most of us look into the eyes of each other to communicate and the instinct is to look at a creature in the eyes before scanning the rest of...
2019 Breakthrough Awards, Part 1

2019 Breakthrough Awards, Part 1

Publisher’s note: We had a tremendous response from the many talented winners of the Breakthrough Award for Judges’ Choice Best of Show. With so many excellent professional photos and excellent...
RSS
124678910Last

Theme picker

Taxidermy Positioning System Products

Taxidermy Positioning System Products

Winter 2021 Issue 140

(Click above to visit website)

Back Issue Index Issues 1-137 (Click below to download)

2019 World Show Brochure (Click below to download)


2019 World Show Brochure

Click image below for 2021 WTC registration info

Copyright 2021 Breakthrough Magazine | Website Created by 5 Stones Media