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Inside the bizarre world of rogue taxidermy
Fast Company
This isn't your gun-toting great-uncle's taxidermy: There are no hunting trophies mounted on smoking den walls or Teddy Roosevelt-inspired museum dioramas. In "Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself," Robert Marbury introduces a world of bionic crocodiles, pigs in Chanel bowties, impalas with human faces, and polar bears climbing on refrigerators.
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Wildlife population decimated, but we needed the space
Chicago Tribune
The World Wildlife Fund has released its latest Living Planet Index report, and it includes a rather startling statistic: "The number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish across the globe is, on average, about half the size it was 40 years ago." That's right. Since 1970, we've managed to kill off about 50 percent of the world's creatures.
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Hunt safe: Tree stand do's and don'ts
Observer & Eccentric Media
Self-described avid hunter Corey Woodby has had some close calls as he's hunted from a tree stand. Although Woodby has never been injured, he knows the risk is high, especially in the winter, when his tree stand could be covered in snow or ice. When he read statistics that said a high number of people who end up hospitalized or dead did not attach their body harness to anything, he decided he would not be one of those statistics.
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Bad weather means good hunting conditions for deer
Newark Advocate
Deer-archery season opened recently in Ohio, a long-awaited event for bow and crossbow hunters across the state. Early autumn is a wonderful time to hunt: cool, pleasant days, leaves turning into a riot of red and gold, blue skies and that hint of fox grapes on a gentle wind. However, it’s not a wonderful time to bag a nice buck or doe.
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A morbid occupation, taxidermy still thrives in modern Singapore
Channel NewsAsia
Taxidermy relies on the dead, but still thrives in Singapore despite being a subject few know anything about. It is an art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals for display. Singapore's first polar bear Sheba died at the age of 35. A decision to preserve Sheba after her death means she "lives on" — immortalized through taxidermy. But more than just a load of stuffing, making dead animals look alive dates back to Egyptian times when pets, among other more exotic animals, were mummified for eternity. Even today, there's a demand to keep pets around long after their deaths.
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The best shooting positions for hunting
By John McAdams
Unfortunately, many hunters do the vast majority of their shooting from a bench rest, which is not the best practice for taking shots under typical hunting conditions. Now I don't know about you, but I've never taken a shot at a deer or any other big game species from a bench rest. For this reason, it is important that hunters learn to shoot from positions they are more likely to use when hunting. This article describes my choices for the best hunting shooting positions and the advantages and disadvantages for each one.
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