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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 the factors needed to run a profitable studio.
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 present at Big Rock’s show; I wanted to meet them in person: Brenda Duvall (although I...
October 13, 2017 0 Comments
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 August, 2010, I received a telephone call which I will never forget, to ask if I would be...
October 13, 2017 0 Comments
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...

Painting a Lane Snapper

Painting a Lane Snapper

Many a taxidermist has skin-mounted lane snappers as they are worthy of skin-mount status. The fish I am painting in this schedule is a reproduction. The same colors apply, but skin-mounts will have details to...

Learning to PreBill

Learning to PreBill

I've spent nearly thirty-five years of my life working in different studios across the country, and I’ve worked alongside many great people in the trade, from small studios to some of the largest. There is...

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