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Outdoors with Bud Taxidermy tips
Kokomo Perspective
OK, you have hunted hard, and you have harvested a dandy buck. Now you want to have the head mounted. Now what? The steps following the harvest will determine a lot of success for the taxidermist and determine your satisfaction with the finished product.
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Taxidermy as a trend: Making art out of dead animals at Curious Gallery 2015
The Oregonian
A small group of people sat at white plastic tables; in front of each of them was a dead rat. The lifeless critters lay with eyes shut tight, their paws hanging limply at their sides. Some snouts were smeared with blood. Some mouths hung open showing rows of tiny teeth. Their life was gone, but their bodies will live on, carefully dissected, stuffed and preserved by a ragtag group of DIY taxidermists, gathered for a hands-on workshop
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Step inside Nebraskan's taxidermy business to see its global reach
World-Herald News
It's been over 40 years since Barry Johnson first taught himself to strip the skin from an animal and place it on a form. His taxidermy business just north of North Platte is now known nationwide, and his shop contains animals from around the world.
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Shotgun fit: Why you're missing and don't realize it
By Irwin Greenstein
America is a nation of rifle and pistol shooters. But when the conversation turns to a well-fitting shotgun, most people wonder what the heck we're talking about. The most obvious question is, "Why do I need a shotgun that fits me?" The answer rests with the difference in targets between rifle and pistol shooting and the targets you confront with a shotgun. Rifles and pistols use a single projectile, typically on stationary targets. Shotgun loads are packed with tiny, round pellets that spread out when fired to hit fast-moving objects.
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Traveling taxidermy teacher brings knowledge — and rats — to St. Petersburg, Florida
Tampa Bay Times
Before the students started carving, before the taxidermy teacher broke her "party trick" record and everything got flipped inside out, Mickey Alice Kwapis talked about the rats. "You're not going to hurt them," she reminded her class, "because they're already dead." Kwapis travels the world, from Iceland to Toronto, teaching people the outs and ins of taxidermy. She's Internet famous for her patter and artsy, if quirky, displays of the animals afterward: Think bunnies decorated with pink bows or mice lounging in recliners, knitting and sipping tea, or arranged in a Victorian diorama.
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Eerie yet gorgeous scenes make taxidermy spring to life
Wired
The taxidermy and old-school dioramas of natural history museums often seem stuck in time. A tribe of neanderthals hunts on a plain, forever stalking unseen prey. Alien-looking sea creatures explore the ocean's depths. Wild beasts of every description pose and preen in their "natural" habitats. They try to convey real scenes, but invariably end up looking fake — if not downright cheesy.
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