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The 2019 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships

The 2019 World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships

I am very happy to say another very successful World Show is in the books. The tempo and enthusiasm of the show was extremely high, and it increased several notches when hunting-celebrity Jim Shockey arrived. Jim spent every active minute of the show on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—meeting, visiting, and taking photos with show attendees. When he departed he told me...
August 26, 2019 0 Comments
Mounting a World-Class Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount Part 2: Making Earliners and Cape Preparation

Mounting a World-Class Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount Part 2: Making Earliners and Cape Preparation

In Part 1 it was explained that this is a very detailed article covering the process of mounting a competition whitetail. I also emphasized that not all taxidermists want to do competition work, but I stressed that having this knowledge will make you a better commercial taxidermist and increase the value of your work. Every bit of knowledge we gain will reward us in many...
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Making Baitfish

Making Baitfish

     In this episode of “From the Water to the Wall” I am going to show you how to make reproduction baitfish that can enhance any fish mount and make you a few extra dollars while improving your display and helping to set you apart from your competitors. This method can be used for any small fish that is for a customer who desires a better than...
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Mounting a Siberian Tiger at the 2018 ETC

Mounting a Siberian Tiger at the 2018 ETC

MAMMAL TAXIDERMY: "A 3-and-a-half-day-long Super-Seminar in a foreign land"

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Waterfowl Reference Study: Teals Part 1

Waterfowl Reference Study: Teals Part 1

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Part 1: Form Alteration Mounting a World-Class Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount with 3-Time World Champion Gene Smith

Part 1: Form Alteration Mounting a World-Class Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount with 3-Time World Champion Gene Smith

I first met Gene Smith when he was 17 years old. He had entered a whitetail in the Novice Division of the 1987 World Taxidermy Championships®. I had the pleasure of judging that deer and awarding him with a first-place ribbon. It was easy to see that young man had talent, but I had no idea he...
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PHOTO REFERENCE STUDY: DOVES

Doves and pigeons constitute the animal family Columbidae and the order Columbiformes, which includes about 42 genera and 310 species. The distinction between “doves” and “pigeons” in...
Taxidermy's Ca$h Cow

Taxidermy's Ca$h Cow

A cash cow is a metaphor for a dairy cow that produces milk over the course of its lifetime and requires very little maintenance. In business, it’s defined as a consistently profitable product whose profits...
Painting a Triggerfish: Step-by-Step

Painting a Triggerfish: Step-by-Step

There are 40 or so triggerfish species in the world with 6 living in the tropical waters of Florida and the Caribbean Sea, ranging as far north as the Carolinas as the summer waters warm. Triggerfish live mostly...
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