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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 […]

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Deer Taxidermy

Installing a Brad Eppley Whitetail Deer Replacement Nose

If you are looking to up your game in whitetail deer taxidermy and are not offended nor turned off by a little innovated snap on taxidermy, then I have something to share with you. It’s called the Brad Eppley Whitetail Deer Nose and is rated as the best commercial or competition replacement deer nose offered […]

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Deer Taxidermy

Whitetail Deer Earbutts 101

Whitetail deer earbutts can be intimidating to some taxidermists especially to the new comers to the game.  There are two wrongs I usually observe on first time deer mounts that will stick out to any veteran taxidermist.  Either they have over exaggerated whitetail earbutts for the season the deer was killed in or we have […]

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Deer Taxidermy

Whitetail Form Alteration 101

In this article I am going to demonstrate a whitetail form alteration and  how I altered a McKenzie 6900 series wall pedestal from a right turn look to a full straight off the wall look. The first thing I totally regret is that I did not take a before and after picture of our McKenzie […]

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Fish Taxidermy

Painting Fish Eyes 101

The advantage of painting your own fish eye is that you can look at reference and paint accordingly to what your reference is telling you. However the taxidermy commercial fish eyes that are available today are just fine for fish taxidermy and are the norm for taxidermy studios across the country. But when painting fish […]

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Deer Taxidermy

Working With Pre-Set Deer Eyes

There has been much discussion on whether pre-set eye deer manikins are better to use then non preset. If you’re using pre-set deer eyes you’re pretty much stuck with the eye position and look. You will also be using the lay method, when mounting your deer cape.  The biggest complaint I hear from other taxidermists […]

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Deer Taxidermy

Slow Drying Your Deer Mounts

Here at the lab we always want the eyes and face to be the last to dry on our mount. This gives us time to adjust/taxi the eyes, nose and bottom lip to our liking, plus work on other projects without worrying about missing the boat on eye adjustment etc…. Also the slower you let […]