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Part 1, Fish Taxidermy Using the WTC Scoresheets

Part 1, Fish Taxidermy Using the WTC Scoresheets

by Tim Gorenchan

Early in my taxidermy career I became well aware of the value of reference photos. Any experienced taxidermist will tell you one of the most important requirements to improve your work is simple: reference, reference, reference. As so, in the days before cell phones with 512 GBS of storage, I began collecting binders full of photos of every fish and mammal that seemed useful. I amassed an impressive collection, and while my work improved steadily, I never felt like I was getting a huge benefit from my reference collection, that is, until a critique from my good friend and mentor, Rick Krane, at the Michigan Taxidermy Association competition in 2016. During that critique, Rick taught me that it’s much easier to recreate something if you know what its purpose is. In other words, once you know what something is supposed to do, it’s easier to understand why that something is shaped the way it is and with that knowledge in hand, it’s much easier to make sure you’re reproducing it accurately. It is through this lens that I will approach this series of articles.

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Master of Masters and Akeley Awards from WTC 2022

Master of Masters and Akeley Awards from WTC 2022

Master of Masters and Akeley Awards from WTC 2022

Brian Hendricks

Daniel Meng

Frank Newmyer

Danny Owens

Kent Reedy

Dave Long

Richard White

Jan Fredriksson

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Mounting a Rattlesnake Part 1

Mounting a Rattlesnake Part 1

by World Champion Jason Krause

I have lived in the eastern section of Pennsylvania my entire life, and only occasionally did I see rattlesnakes. Only when I started actively seeking them on Blue Mountain, which is the first mountain in the Appalachian chain of mountains when heading north from southeastern Pennsylvania, did I begin discovering their natural beauty. I enjoy working with all species of wildlife, but reptiles, especially snakes, are one of my favorites.

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NTA2023 July 20-22, 2023

NTA2023 July 20-22, 2023

Featured are all entries and major awards from the 2023 NTA Convention in Sioux Falls, SD.

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20 Common Mistakes That Create Bad Habits

20 Common Mistakes That Create Bad Habits

by Doug Montgomery

This article is about some of the mistakes that competitors make with their whitetail deer mounts that can hurt their overall scores when competing in state, national, and World Shows. We will be exploring these boo-boos, starting at the deer nose pad and working our way to the back of the head.

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