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Part 1, Fish Taxidermy Using the WTC Scoresheets

Part 1, Fish Taxidermy Using the WTC Scoresheets

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...
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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 To subscribe or renew, visit www.breakthroughmagazine.com or call 800-783-7266.
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Mounting a Rattlesnake Part 1

Mounting a Rattlesnake Part 1

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...
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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

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...
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Mounting a Coatimundi

Mounting a Coatimundi

Coatimundis (Nasua Nasua), are members of the raccoon family, and are interesting little critters to mount. Coatimundis range from Arizona and parts of southern New Mexico in the United States through Mexico (except the Baja peninsula and central Sierra Madres), and Central America to Panama and...
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Cape Buffalo Reference Study

Cape Buffalo Reference Study

One of the most challenging game animals taxidermists will encounter is a bull cape buffalo. Be it a lifesize or shoulder mount, a cape buffalo offers a multitude of challenges in hide preservation, horns,...
Buffleheads Reference Study

Buffleheads Reference Study

What is the difference between a bufflehead and a goldeneye? Bufflehead are smaller than goldeneyes. Both birds at a distance have bright white sides, but common and barrow’s goldeneyes have a white patch...
Innovative Products: Wayland The Smith

Innovative Products: Wayland The Smith

When it comes to style and presentation, these new products from Wayland Dobbs Jr. have reached a new benchmark for strength and durability. Kathy and I met Wayland when we visited his booth at the 2023 Texas...
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