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Museum receives a million dollars' worth of taxidermy
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And you thought you had a lot of random stuff lying around the house. The Virginia Museum of Natural History just scored a taxidermy collection so enormous, its value is over $1 million. The haul consists of some 230 items gathered by Gregory Speck, who made the donation when he moved out of his Manhattan apartment-cum-personal museum.
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Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament: An evening class in taxidermy
The Guardian
Bored with bog-standard baubles? Fancy something other than tinsel on the tree? Clint Witchalls tries his hand at a festive decoration with a difference.
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Taxidermy? As a hobby, you can stuff it. Here's how
Torono Star
When Ankixa Risk tells people she likes to skin animals, stuff their bodies with wire and cotton and leave them in interesting poses, she tends to get the same response. "Well, I've never heard that before," Risk repeats, laughing. "I have to just tell them I'm feeding my own desire to stuff dead things."
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Florida taxidermist launches fish-tagging program to collect data, engage anglers
Miami Herald via News Observer
With more and more fisheries being closed or restricted worldwide in the name of conservation, Bill Dobbelaer, general manager of Gray Taxidermy in Pompano Beach, Florida, saw a negative impact on his business and on the charter boats that sell his company's fish mounts to their customers. "When you keep releasing fish, the customers don't feel a connection to that fish," Dobbelaer said. "The people don't tip, don't mount, don't return and don't tell their friends to go. We need something to link these people to the fish they are letting go."
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Small game: Late-season squirrel hunting tips
Field & Stream
Come winter, all thoughts turn to whitetails. Or maybe rooster pheasants, Canada geese or last-minute mallards. And that's a shame, because some of the season's best squirrel hunting happens after temperatures fall and snow blankets the hardwoods. But it's not the same game you played in September and October—snow squirrels are tricky. Here's how to tackle more bushytails in the white stuff.
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How 1 of history's worst taxidermy jobs became a Victorian sensation
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Take a look at this walrus in the following article. This is what happens when a taxidermist is taxed with mounting an animal he's never seen before. With no idea that real walruses have copious wrinkles and folds, this Victorian just kept stuffing it and studding it until it looked smooth. Whoops.
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