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Carved Wood Walking Cane

Carved Wood Walking Cane

Carved Wood Walking Stick by Kerby Ross: Who better than snake taxidermist Kerby Ross to demonstrate how he carves a snake walking stick? Kerby carves it from a single stick of wood, and then burnishes in the scales and hand-paints it.
March 24, 2018 0 Comments
Painting Schedule: Southern Flounder

Painting Schedule: Southern Flounder

Painting a Flounder, by Mike Kirkhart: Did you know that flounders are born like most fish with both eyes on opposite sides of their heads? A flounder larva is hatched in the suspended column of water off the bottom, and as it grows an eye migrates around or through the head to the other side, leaving the blind side (bottom) with no eye at all. This process takes only about...
March 24, 2018 0 Comments
Red Panda Recreation

Red Panda Recreation

“Making a re-creation can be frustrating, time consuming, and is definitely not easy. When you do make a success of it, the knowledge gained will help you in your daily taxidermy problems. I have used these skills in repairing slipped spots, missing parts, faded fur, altering forms, and most of all—thinking out of the box.”
November 17, 2017 0 Comments
Reference Study: Axis or Chital Deer

Reference Study: Axis or Chital Deer

For several years now I have been privileged to have the opportunity to hunt a remarkable south Texas low-fence ranch in La Salle County, south of Cotulla, Texas. This is in the well known area recognized as “the Golden Triangle.” It is big buck country where many Boone and Crockett bucks have been taken over the years. Yes, I have taken three nice mature...
November 17, 2017 0 Comments
Pricing

Pricing

  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...
November 17, 2017 0 Comments
The 4th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention

The 4th Annual National Taxidermists Association Convention

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! 
November 17, 2017 0 Comments
Knights of the Round Table

Knights of the Round Table

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...

What To Do If You Get a World-Record Halibut

What To Do If You Get a World-Record Halibut

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...

Reference Study: Greater Sage-Grouse

Reference Study: Greater Sage-Grouse

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...

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