by Bob Berry
For the last 30 years or so I’ve been getting it up. This is not some kind of sexual statement, it’s about my carvings of fish and birds. This same philosophy can be applied to taxidermy as well. I’ve been trying to make them higher and closer to eye level than all the other carvings or mounts on a 30-inch-high table. To renew or subscribe, telephone us at 800-783-7266 or visit our website.
2019 WORLD SHOW NEWS & INFORMATION
Later this fall and winter, we will have all details of the coming World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships® completed. The majority of our judges have been determined and contacted, but not all commitments are in at this date. As usual, an all-star cast for our seminar program is nearly set. All details for the 2019 show will be published in our fall issue along with show registration information. The show booklet will be completed and mailed toward the end of this year and the World Show website up and completed. The hotels are ready now for you to book your rooms as you will find that information on the next few pages.
WORLD SHOW 2919 HOTEL INFORMATION
Our special rate at both hotels is $102.00 per night plus tax, and includes two breakfast
buffets for each day booked. You must call directly to receive this rate at the
University Plaza Hotel 417-864-7333 or Holiday Inn Express 417-862-0070 (ask for the group
rate for the World Taxidermy Championships) or go to these special websites: Use Group code WTC
University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Missouri. (The Expo Civic Center is located across the street from this Hotel.)
Our overflow hotel is the Holiday Inn Express and Suites,
Springfield, Missouri, located three blocks downhill from
the Civic Center. Use Group code WTC
by Mike Kirkhart
In Part 1 Mike Kirkhart related a great story of his friend and client’s memorable fishing trip fishing trip in Tennessee when Larry Jones caught his 45-inch, 40-pound striped bass. Mike quickly thought this is the perfect time to start a new series of articles he has been wanting to do, that he calls, “From the Water to the Walls.” Mike’s right-hand man is his son Buddy, and Buddy is a master at building, preparing, and finishing the renowned line of fish forms made by New Wave taxidermy. In Part 2, Mike and Buddy will take you through the final steps they use in the New Wave studio in preparing a fish reproduction for the painting process. To renew or subscribe, telephone us at 800-783-7266 or visit our website.
by John Jennings
It’s not uncommon for small business owners to think they can retire on the sale of their businesses. After all, you’ve invested your entire life into your business; it only stands to reason that it should be worth something when you’re ready to cash out. But most small business owners only have a vague idea of what their businesses are worth. That’s understandable because there are so many variables that need to be considered before arriving at a fair and equitable price. To renew or subscribe, telephone us at 800-783-7266 or visit our website.
EUROPEAN TAXIDERMY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The folks at Breakthrough attended the European Taxidermy Championships in Salzburg, Austria this past February 2018. We featured some of the many brilliant ribbon-winners. To renew or subscribe, telephone us at 800-783-7266 or visit our website.