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Small Game Taxidermy

The Makings Of A Fox Shoulder Mount

I’ve been trying to make a quick kit fox shoulder mount form. Started with a few blocks of foam today and got it mostly done to make a cast. Just need to coat it all so the mold doesn’t stick to it. It’s a lot better than my first attempt at making a form at […]

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Small Game Taxidermy

Finishing A Squirrel Mount

Ok I know this is a beginner question, I’ve mounted deer but never squirrels, and just did my first. What finish work is required on these little things? I can’t find anything online about the finish work on them. Posted by Taxidermy Lab member Craig   Back brush is a huge step I think a lot […]

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Taxidermy Industry

What Does Freeze Drying Do For Taxidermy?

In a recent group post a Taxidermy Lab member asked if someone could explain what freeze drying is and how does it work in taxidermy. Quickly one of the best freeze drying taxidermist in the country replied. I run 4 freeze dry machines. They are specialized equipment. Operating one successfully requires some experience and consistent […]

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Deer Taxidermy

Dealing With Deer Ticks In Taxidermy

Posted by Waylen What’s y’alls go to for skinning out fresh deer and not having 10 deer ticks crawl up your arm. Skinned one out today and had em crawling everywhere. I usually put them in the freezer for a week or 2 but I’m falling behind and freezer is full so if their fresh […]

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Fish Taxidermy

Molding Your Own Fish Eyes

Posted By Steven Is there anyone on here that cast their own eyes. I’ve got a few fish I’m experimenting with and they do not make eyes for them, at least that I’ve seen. I’ve done a few with 16 mm cabochons but one of the fish has a very pronounced bulging eye so the […]

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Taxidermy Industry

Being Successful In Taxidermy

Posted by Bo on 12-16-2019 How many years was you in business before your taxidermy business really took off? Our first year we took in 3 deer, 2nd year 4 deer, 3 year 7 deer, 4th year 7 deer, 5th year 12 deer, 6th and 7th year 16 deer. We are in a small town […]

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Taxidermy Learning

Learn Taxidermy the Prerequisites of Being a Taxidermist

Today’s modern day millennial taxidermist have it pretty easy compared to what their forefathers went through back in the day to learn taxidermy. In today’s day and age taxidermy isn’t being learned the way it really should be learned. When someone seeks out to learn taxidermy whether it is in a taxidermy school or taxidermy […]

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Taxidermy Industry

Taxidermy Prices The Good The Bad & The Ugly

Your house needs electrical work. Who do you hire? A qualified experienced electrician who gets $25 + per hour or the part-time handyman down the road who does handy work on the side for beer or poker money? The handyman who can do or at least claims they can do the same job for ½ […]

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Taxidermy Industry

Taxidermy Aprons That Every Taxidermist Must Have

Being a taxidermist means you’re going to need a top grade durable taxidermy apron. It’s no secret that taxidermy can be sloppy, messy and downright dirty at times.  The good news is, we have found taxidermy aprons that will protect you from all dirty jobs related taxidermy operations. From skinning bear and deer to fleshing […]

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Bird Taxidermy

Central New York Turkey Taxidermy

There are many turkey taxidermy shops located in the state of New York but the one we will be focusing on is located within the Leatherstocking region of New York State. Cliffords Taxidermy has been providing turkey taxidermy services to New York turkey hunters for over two decades now. Located near Cooperstown, NY in Otsego […]