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From Novice… to Best of Show

From Novice… to Best of Show

From Novice to Best of Show – that was an outcome I never envisioned in 2011 when I entered my first competition as a novice at the World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships in Springfield, Illinois. Looking back on this journey, this accomplishment was fueled by a simple desire to get better, and then finding and taking advantage of the best resources available....
March 21, 2020 0 Comments
Painting and Installing Fish Eyes into a Cast Fish

Painting and Installing Fish Eyes into a Cast Fish

When it comes to eyes, I feel the life of the mount starts in the eyes. Most of us look into the eyes of each other to communicate and the instinct is to look at a creature in the eyes before scanning the rest of the body. I look at fish the same way. A good fish mount needs a great eye set, just like as with animals and birds. The tricky part of fish eyes is the variety of...
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2019 Breakthrough Awards, Part 1

2019 Breakthrough Awards, Part 1

Publisher’s note: We had a tremendous response from the many talented winners of the Breakthrough Award for Judges’ Choice Best of Show. With so many excellent professional photos and excellent write-ups about their awards, it filled 15 dedicated pages, too many to fit into this one issue. Instead of running photos small and cutting text so that we could reduce...
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Waterfowl Photo Reference Study: Teal Part III

Waterfowl Photo Reference Study: Teal Part III

This will be the final part of my three-part reference articles on teal of the world. There are more species and subspecies, but I could not find reference for everyone that is listed in scientific reports. I have featured most that I feel might find their way to a taxidermy studio. In this study you will see photo reference of the following species: Marbled teal ...
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TAXIDERMY HALL OF FAME 2019 INDUCTEES

TAXIDERMY HALL OF FAME 2019 INDUCTEES

In April of 2019, the 18-member selection committee of the Taxidermy Hall of Fame narrowed down the list of six highly qualified nominees to the two people who became the latest inductees into the Taxidermy Hall of Fame. The class of 2019 was announced to the public during the awards banquet at the...
January 2, 2020 0 Comments
Professional Standards for Shipping, Part 1: Customizing Leg Rods

Professional Standards for Shipping, Part 1: Customizing Leg Rods

Shipping isn’t just about boxing, crating, or loading a trailer. It goes back further and starts with a solid foundation, in our case, mammals with solid leg rods and solid neck supports to aid in strength during the transportation of the specimen. To subscribe or renew, call 800-783-7266 or...
January 2, 2020 0 Comments
The Services of Skulls Unlimited

The Services of Skulls Unlimited

Skulls Unlimited International, Inc., has been the leading provider of osteological material in the United States since 1986, but did you know that we provide custom skull cleaning and mounting services to...
DIY Hair-On Tanning Using Advanced Tanning Solutions Products.

DIY Hair-On Tanning Using Advanced Tanning Solutions Products.

The first and most important step in tanning is to start with a hide or skin that has received proper care. A well cared-for hide will later eliminate bacteria growth and/or hair slippage. Proper salting should be...
Part 4: Mounting a World-Class  Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount with 3-Time World Champion Gene Smith

Part 4: Mounting a World-Class Whitetail Deer Shoulder Mount with 3-Time World Champion Gene Smith

Gene will tell you that with each competition deer you mount, you will learn something new and these experiences will carry forward into all phases of your taxidermy, including commercial work. Gene stresses the...
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