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All the right stuff: A look inside the world of taxidermy
WFXL-TV
Dead animals may not sound appealing to you, but for Brad Henry of H&H Taxidermy in Dawson, Georgia, it's a way of life. Chances are if you've been to a local bar, a hunting lodge or an outdoorsy friend's living room, you've found yourself staring at the head of some beast that once dwelled in the wild. And if it was around here, there's a good chance it was Henry’s handy work.
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The Field Museum's campaign to save the stuffed animals
Chicago Reader
During his first expedition to Africa for the Field Museum, in 1896, Carl Akeley, who would later be recognized as the father of modern taxidermy, collected the skins of more than 500 animals including a lion; impressed a sultan with his taxidermy skill; nearly died of dehydration in the Somali desert until a passing caravan revived him with a skin of rancid goat's milk; and strangled a leopard with his bare hands after the cat pounced, knocked his gun from his hands, and grabbed his arm with its teeth.
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Hunters and bird-watchers more likely to conserve
The Wildlife Society
The more time you spend outside hunting or bird-watching, the more likely you are to help wildlife conservation efforts, a recent study shows. Researchers conducted a survey experiment to determine whether wildlife recreationists were more likely to engage in wildlife conservation efforts including activities such as donating to support local conservation efforts, enhancing wildlife habitat on public lands and advocating for wildlife recreation, in the study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management.
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Black bear hunting could become legal in Florida this summer
New Times Broward-Palm Beach
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be deciding if they'll be issuing black bear hunting licenses in Florida. The black bear, which is native to Florida, had at one time been an endangered species. But that was a mere three years ago, and the animal continues to face threats.
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Sen. Ritchie proposes tax credit for hunter safety instructors
The Post-Standard
Volunteer hunter safety instructors across the state get no pay or benefits, apart from the satisfaction of a job well done and the knowledge that they're making the outdoor sports safer. State Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-New York, wants to change that. She has introduced legislation that would provide a tax credit for certified sportsman education instructors.
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