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Video shows what happens when vegans try out taxidermy and live to tell about It
IJ Review
Probably one of the last places you’d think to find a vegan is in a taxidermy class — it would go against everything vegans stand for, right? Well, the people over at BuzzFeed decided to see what would happen if they brought three vegans into a taxidermy studio to deconstruct, clean and reconstruct little birds.
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Expert reveals the gruesome ins and outs of mounting and preserving dead creatures
The Daily Mail
For centuries, animals and humans have been preserved for sport, religion and tradition. Taxidermy — the art of creating lifelike models from real specimens — was initially popular during Queen Victoria's reign, but the science has seen a resurgence in recent times. And those in the business of stuffing dead creatures are now said to make around $600 million in the U.S. alone.
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How to take a good trophy photo
By John McAdams
Congratulations! After investing a great deal of time, energy and money, you finally bagged the trophy of a lifetime. The best way for you to preserve the memories of this hunt forever, while at the same time paying proper respect to the animal, is to take a good trophy photo. Most of us have limited space for taxidermy in the house, but photographs are cheap and take up almost no space. Unfortunately, taking a good trophy photo is a task that countless hunters mess up each year, wasting a precious opportunity to capture the moment.
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Taxidermists thriving, despite weak hunt
keepMEcurrent.com
When November arrives, and the deer hunt is on, the orders typically start trickling in for Lakes Region-based taxidermists Gene Bahr, of Sebago, and Mark Dufresne, of Gray. By mid-December, Bahr and Dufresne have a fair grasp on whether it's going to be a good season or not. This year has not been the best, they say.
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Deer hunters don't spend money on safety items
The Advocate via Standard Examiner
As many advances as there have been when it comes to deer hunting, it's proven through years of hunters' surveys that among the last priorities is hunter safety. Hunters show a preference for buying the latest weapons, the latest advances in ammunition, camouflage clothing and cover scents, but seldom devote the same time nor dollars for newer, safer fixed and climbing stands and the latest safety harnesses.
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Wolf population unchanged after controversial Idaho hunting contest
Newsweek
Recently, 125 hunters poured into the small town of Salmon, Idaho, to participate in the Predator Hunting Contest and Fur Rendezvous, better known as a "hunting derby." The end result? Thirty coyotes were killed during the three-day hunt, and — for the second consecutive year — zero wolves.
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Female hunters share tales of sexism
The Indianapolis Star
Tiffany Compton is a former police officer. She has worked as a guard in an all-male lockup inside a state prison. She knows how to use deadly force and take down bad guys twice her size. But when Compton recently found herself alone and intimidated on a recent morning, it wasn't at the hands of hardened criminals. It was a group of duck hunters.
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