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New York socialite tries to find buyer for his $3.4 million Manhattan apartment covered in wall-to-wall taxidermy collection worth $1 million
Daily Mail
With hundreds of proudly displayed taxidermed beasts adorning the walls this may look like the homestead ranch of a Montana hunter — but in fact it is the two bedroom Manhattan home of a New York socialite he has dubbed the "Animal House." Regardless of its very urban location and erudite curator, Gregory Speck's collection is quite possibly one of the largest in the world and is valued at upwards of $1 million. Indeed, 61-year-old Speck is willing to listen to offers for his impressive troupe which stands at 500 strong now that he is selling his luxury $3.4 million apartment which overlooks Central Park.
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Get drunk with chipmunks at this Wisconsin dive bar
Slate Magazine
For a small town—population 2,318 at the last census — Hayward, Wisconsin, has some big attractions. There are the Lumberjack World Championships every July. There's the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, home of the 200-foot fiberglass muskie. And there's Moccasin Bar, a dive with its own taxidermy museum. Glass cases built into the walls hold charming scenes such as chipmunks shooting pool, a boxing match between raccoons and a court setting with a wolf judge in glasses.
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Hollywood turns to ... taxidermy?
Marketplace
On a recent morning in Downtown Los Angeles, taxidermist Allis Markham immediately cuts into her subject for the day: a bird. She started her studio, Prey Taxidermy, this March and rents her mounted pieces to Hollywood films, television sets and photoshoots. She recently worked on a shoot for Disney featuring Taylor Swift as Rapunzel. "I did some combing pigeons for them," she says. "Bird skin is like working with wet toilet paper with feathers attached. And so it&s this very tedious process where you're making all these incisions."
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Willamette Fish Hatchery in Oregon shows off live fish, animal taxidermy mounts
The Oregonian
Willamette Fish Hatchery is a close second to the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, 40 miles east of Portland, as the most visitor friendly hatchery in Oregon. Located at the east end of Oakridge, the hatchery has sturgeon and trout viewing ponds, beautifully landscaped grounds and a mini-museum filled with mounts of animals, birds and fish that live around it. Salmon and trout inside the display cases are very much alive, too.
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Get drunk with chipmunks at this Wisconsin dive bar
Slate Magazine
For a small town—population 2,318 at the last census — Hayward, Wisconsin, has some big attractions. There are the Lumberjack World Championships every July. There's the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, home of the 200-foot fiberglass muskie. And there's Moccasin Bar, a dive with its own taxidermy museum.

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Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum is shrine to macabre
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Museums hold many different kinds of treasures, from the historical, to the beautiful, and now the morbid. A museum dedicated to all things macabre has opened: if it's dead, stuffed or embalmed you'll find it at the new Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn. "We're dedicated to forgotten history ... things that museums don't really show or people aren't talking about today," says Joanna Ebenstein, creative director of the museum.

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Hunter looking for location willing to display 800 pound alligator
WGMB-TV
A Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, man has a dilemma: He caught one of the biggest alligators in local history, but he needs a place to put it. Now he is looking for a spot where everyone can enjoy it. Jim White shot an alligator nicknamed Moby in September 2013, at his camp in Port Allen. Moby was more than 13 feet long and weighed close to 800 pounds.

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Stalking feral hogs: Lessons learned
By John McAdams
Texas, like many states, has thousands of feral hogs roaming the countryside. With a keen nose and relatively high intelligence, hogs are challenging to hunt — even though there are so many out there. Texas has no closed season and no bag limit, which makes them even more attractive as something to hunt when the rest of the hunting seasons are closed. Here is a story of a successful stalk I made on a feral hog one evening, and I'll highlight some key takeaways that can be applied in future situations.
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'Best all-around' taxidermist still learning
Bradenton Herald
A small brown sign at the edge of Golden Gate Estates ushers drivers toward an unusual treasure, hidden behind a constellation of palms. "Bob Dorta Taxidermy," it reads, perched at the edge of a long gravel driveway. Tires crunch over rocks as drivers wind down the path and come to a stop in front of a yellow house and workshop. Outside, an old beagle named Bruno stands guard, wagging his tail. As Bruno inspects his new visitors, Bob Dorta himself emerges from his workshop, inviting customers to follow inside.
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Wildlife museum is a trip in itself
The Register-Star
If you happen to be planning one or more day trips throughout the summer you should consider a trip to the Wildlife Sports and Education Museum. Located on the corner of Route 29 and 30 in Vail Mills, New York, the museum has one of the most spectacular collection of taxidermied game and non-game animals in the state, if not the entire Northeast. An inspiration of curator Bob Kazamierski — who spent years collecting many of the showcase mounts — the semi-retired taxidermist always dreamed of opening a wildlife museum for educational purposes and in 2006, following the purchase and renovation of a former Grand Union supermarket building, that dream became a reality.
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Elk hunting tips: The basics of long-range scouting
Outdoor Life Magazine
Next to deer, the big-game animal most whitetail hunters want to pursue is bull elk. They are big and dramatic, and so is the country they call home. Millions of acres of elk habitat are open to the public and offer free camping and hunting, no guides required. You can make your own elk-hunting adventure but first you have to find the elk. Unlike whitetails, elk can be here today, gone tomorrow. When they're disturbed, they'll run several miles and put at least two big ridges between themselves and trouble. But if undisturbed, they can be patterned, and that's how you find them — even from thousands of miles away.
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