Live Sculpting from 2019 WTC World Show

Springfield, Missouri

One of the most telling and educational events at the World Taxidermy Championships® is the Live Sculpting Competition. It demonstrates a quick understanding of how accurate taxidermy “mounts” evolve. I say “telling” because this art form is an important foundation of the mounting process: not “stuffing,” as so many laymen describe our process. This competition is one of the first places I will take media people when I am asked for an interview. It is called taxidermy sculpture because the finished product is crafted for exclusive use by the taxidermists. Contestants for 2019 were David Ferguson–Harrisville, UT; Bill Neuman–Bismarck, ND; Jim Beenken–Eagle River, WI; Terry Van Loenen–Queen Creek, AZ; Daniel Meng–Bismarck, ND; Dave Pearson–Savannah, MO.

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