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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...
August 26, 2019 0 Comments
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...
August 26, 2019 0 Comments
Mounting a Siberian Tiger at the 2018 ETC

Mounting a Siberian Tiger at the 2018 ETC

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August 26, 2019 0 Comments
Waterfowl Reference Study: Teals Part 1

Waterfowl Reference Study: Teals Part 1

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August 26, 2019 0 Comments
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 also...
June 30, 2019 0 Comments

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 English is not consistent, and does not exist in most other languages. Back in the 1970s my...
June 30, 2019 0 Comments
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 in...

Making Hooves Great Again: Step-by-Step

Making Hooves Great Again: Step-by-Step

One area of taxidermy that seems to get neglected are deer feet. Just a few of the problems I see are feet that are over-filled, under-filled, or teeming with shrinkage. In this article I will focus on the hooves...

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