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Small Mammal Photo Reference Study Part 1: Otters

Small Mammal Photo Reference Study Part 1: Otters

As I began my research and collecting photography for this photo study, I soon realized that I know far less about otters than I thought. Having a degree in Animal Science, and a second degree in Vocational Education, along with (hmmm) over 50 years as a professional in taxidermy make me no expert on otters, or for that matter, any other animal. The fact is, research often...
September 9, 2020 0 Comments
Mounting a Flying Turkey

Mounting a Flying Turkey

Without question some of the most popular articles we have ever published were turkey procedure articles by World Champion Cally Morris. (Articles on his procedures have appeared in Issues 66, 67, 68, 75, 80, and 81.) Cally’s unique streamline process for mounting turkeys in all attitudes was a game changer in mounting one of North America’s favorite and most...
June 7, 2020 0 Comments
Marlin: Open-Mouth Head Alteration

Marlin: Open-Mouth Head Alteration

Just a few months back I had a client who told me his exciting fish-catching story as we negotiated the plan for doing his mount. He expressed that excitement of his trophy marlin and how it jumped and thrashed while close to the boat at the end of the battle. He went on to tell me about the mouth and gills and all these observation details as they revived the beast while...
June 7, 2020 0 Comments
Part 3, Professional Standards for Shipping: Boxing and Crating

Part 3, Professional Standards for Shipping: Boxing and Crating

When it comes to pay day there may be some items you may have to ship. Some, you may be able to ship while others times you will have to personally deliver or hire out to have delivered. My next article will cover loading and securing mounts for delivery in a personal trailer or preparing them for delivery for hire service. There are several things to to be aware of and...
June 7, 2020 0 Comments
Small Mammal Photo Reference Study Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Small Mammal Photo Reference Study Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

I am sure that I am no different than most hunters in the fact that I learned the basics of still-hunting, stalking, and early hunting instincts while hunting squirrels. My uncle “Swede” was my teacher soon after he and my dad bought me a single-barrel 410 when I was 6 or 7 years old....
June 7, 2020 0 Comments
ARA (Macaws)

ARA (Macaws)

From 2017 to 2019, an impressive presentation in the Berlin Museum of Natural History informed visitors about the current situation of one of the most endangered bird groups in the world. On 500 square meters the unique exhibition showed all 19 macaw species for the first time in the world....
June 7, 2020 0 Comments
Part-Time Habits That Dictate Part-Time Pay

Part-Time Habits That Dictate Part-Time Pay

Please allow me to begin by saying that I personally have made the majority of these mistakes and poor judgments that will be discussed in this article. The points made herein do not come from a point of...
Yukon Moose in New Zealand

Yukon Moose in New Zealand

Four years  ago a good friend and client, Davey Hughes, asked me if I wanted to mount a life-size moose for him. Davey partly owns Swazi Apparel, an outdoor and hunting clothing brand where everything is made...
Part 2: Breakthrough Award Winners

Part 2: Breakthrough Award Winners

THE HIGHEST AWARD AN ENTRY CAN receive is Judges’ Choice Best of Show. Breakthrough is honoring this top achievement with the Breakthrough Award for Judges’ Choice Best of Show. Each winner receives a...
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