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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 […]

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Bear Taxidermy

Bear Paws For Trophies

Recently our taxidermy lab was tasked with the job of mounting a pair of bear paws, to be displayed as trophies. An odd request none the less, but very doable. This job required the skinning of the bear paws, followed by the molding and casting of the bear feet themselves. We were also tasked with the […]

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Bird Taxidermy

Concealing Bird Support Wires

Here is an article contributed by the Journal that describes a way to conceal bird support wires for large waterfowl. There are many challenges in taxidermy from time to time and more than often it’s a daily occurrence inside the lab of the Taxidermy Journal. If it’s one thing we have learned over the years, […]

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Taxidermy Learning

Using Wood Excelsior For Taxidermy

In the taxidermy world of lingo you will often hear the term “wrapped body”. What does this actually mean? In today’s modern world of taxidermy most birds, fish and mammals are taxied onto a foam body made out of two part polyurethane foam.  However there are a few taxidermists who still prefer and rely on […]

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Deer Taxidermy

Whitetail Deer Reference Ear Butts

Whitetail Deer Reference Skinned whitetail ear butt. http://ift.tt/2jowaHv