In the taxidermy profession, whitetail deer have been the king of all mammal species in North America for full-service shops. Literally tens of thousands are mounted each year for hunters taking North America’s number-one game animal and trophy. With a recent article submission from Carolin Brak-Dolny and one in our files from Vincent Fleming, we felt it was fitting to do both articles together, offering two different processes from two World Champions for finishing whitetail nose pads and nostrils. Vincent originally wrote his article for the Texas Taxidermy Association for their 2014 magazine, and the TTA and Vincent both gave us permission to republish. We received Carolin’s article this spring and were astonished how much that finished nose looked like a live deer! Reference is a taxidermist’s best friend for replicating realistic animals.
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