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Seasonal Habitat for Turkey Mounts

Seasonal Habitat for Turkey Mounts

Taxidermists are often asked to create a base for multiple turkeys, whether a hunter was fortunate enough to score the coveted Grand Slam or simply had a great spring. We will walk through techniques that could be used to achieve any type of lightweight wall mount display for clients. There were a few different processes we could have used. This includes creating an...
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Mounting a Fox Squirrel Using the John Cook Sawdust Method

Mounting a Fox Squirrel Using the John Cook Sawdust Method

In the early seventies, state taxidermy organizations began to flourish around the United States. The years were exhilarating to young and old taxidermists alike as the organizations grew quickly, with bi-monthly meetings, state competitions, and regional get-togethers. It was no different here in the South as our regions grew rapidly in dedication to the taxidermy arts. In...
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What the Customer Wants… He GETS!

What the Customer Wants… He GETS!

Two winters ago Jim Beenken, an award-winning taxidermist and sculptor from Wisconsin, texted me some intriguing photos of a project he had just completed. It was unique, different, and eye catching. A few months later he and I were discussing the article I was writing about the World Taxidermy Championships® Live Sculpting Competition and I asked him to send me more...
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Mammals Part 3: The Balancing Act

Mammals Part 3: The Balancing Act

The Value of a Good Scoresheet.  The first few times you utilize a taxidermy competition scoresheet, you learn as much, if not more, from it before the competition than after. A scoresheet helps to guide your focus through the entire mounting process—from choosing a position to the final finish work and the habitat. Just understanding every term on the scoresheet...
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National Taxidermists Association

National Taxidermists Association

After canceling the scheduled 2020 convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NTA came roaring back to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for the 50th annual National Taxidermists Association convention, competition, and trade show. The NTA had been at this facility three times before: in 2005, 2011, and...
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How to Paint a Flathead Catfish

How to Paint a Flathead Catfish

This is a paint schedule for a flathead catfish (Pylodictus olivaris) or what some folks call an opelousas or yellow cat. Like all fish, these catfish vary in coloration from a yellow to brown and almost black at times. They are a fun and profitable fish to do as they cannot be conventionally...
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Pack Mounts Tell a Story

Pack Mounts Tell a Story

Taxidermists are a creative lot, and it was only a matter of time before pack mounts gained in popularity and customer appeal. This concept is not new, however, with the explosion in the many facets of social...
Part 2, Simplicity in Study

Part 2, Simplicity in Study

When envisioning a position for your next competition or private collection piece, do you imagine in species or grouping? Perhaps you have a certain skin you wish to use or a scene that comes to mind. Capturing...
Breathe New Life Into a Bear Habitat

Breathe New Life Into a Bear Habitat

We recently received a black bear mount requiring restoration. This more than 20-year-old mount was the first bear ever taken by this Missouri hunter and holds a special place in his heart. He killed it while bow...
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