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Reference Study: Ring-necked Pheasants

Reference Study: Ring-necked Pheasants

 RING-NECKED PHEASANTS I am sure sometime a study has been made describing the most revered and hunted gamebirds. Maybe wild turkeys would be listed, and certainly ducks would be high on the list. How about quail, then maybe doves, and don’t forget the many types of grouse… When it comes to one species, however, ring-necked pheasants must be in the top...
November 8, 2018 0 Comments
3D Printing and Taxidermy

3D Printing and Taxidermy

Three-D technology has 3 main applications: 1) scanning of real-world items; 2) sculpting of items in the digital world; 3) printing of items that are scanned or sculpted. While you must have an understanding of mechanics and machinery to work the software, even the most advanced 3D technician will tell you that you must first and most importantly understand the principles...
July 8, 2018 0 Comments
Turkeys: The Cally Morris Way

Turkeys: The Cally Morris Way

Eighteen years ago I visited Cally Morris at his business then in Kirksville, Missouri, and he told me, “I am going to show you and your readers every step I know about and use for mounting turkeys.” In 1997 Cally was the first to win a Best in World Bird with an eastern wild turkey and at that time there was only one world title for birds, not four as we have...
July 8, 2018 0 Comments
Copper Into Art

Copper Into Art

For years I have made copper into art for both my customers’ trophies and competition entries. Copper is a beautiful malleable metal that can be worked and shaped into many different things. When heated, the molecules are hyperextended, and when cooled quickly copper remains soft and bendable. This process may be necessary for applications using thicker copper. In...
July 8, 2018 0 Comments
Home Delivery

Home Delivery

Ted Richmond is shown with a juniper log, 31⁄2 years before it was judged Best of Show at the 2017 World Fish Carving Championships, before many drastic alterations, a lot of sanding, and more than a few bits broken during the carving and finishing process.This 67-pound piece of juniper now...
July 8, 2018 0 Comments
How Well Do You Know Your Competition?

How Well Do You Know Your Competition?

Competition exists because your customers have many options and limited time, money, and attention. It’s important to know your competitors so that when you’re asked, “Why should I spend my money with you?” you can differentiate yourself and speak confidently about it. That...
July 8, 2018 0 Comments
Part 1: Prepping a Striped Bass Reproduction

Part 1: Prepping a Striped Bass Reproduction

We are going to start with the cast that is so commonly called a blank in the industry. In the next few pages I will show you how we assemble a reproduction, taking you through the steps of grinding and detailing...
SPRING ISSUE #129: Photo Reference Study: IBEX

SPRING ISSUE #129: Photo Reference Study: IBEX

Ibex belong to the genus Capra, which includes all of the goats, including domestic goats. There are 5 ibex species recognized and most exist in distinct geographical areas and most can be identified by hair...
Teaching Taxidermy in China

Teaching Taxidermy in China

Never in a million years did I think I would have the opportunity to visit a place like China. With the language barrier and its distance from North America, it always seemed so mystifying and far away, but...
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