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WATERFOWLER272
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« on: June 12, 2012, 06:05:55 PM »

Hey everyone,

I am 14 years old and want to learn taxidermy for multiple reasons:

1. I hunt with my father and the outdoors are my passion
2. There is a certain pride in a job well done
3. It seems really cool
4. I enjoy what I have done so far
5. The price of the local taxidermists aren't great (plus it took one up too two years to get a rigneck done.)

I have read multiple articles, watched multiple videos, and just finished reading a series of books on Taxidermy. Now I have the question, "What now?" So I decided to come here and ask; What are the absolute necessitous of getting started? I appreciate any constructive critisim and I will include the links to the books I read, thanks all!


Links:
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Upland-Bird-Taxidermy/dp/1592286895/ref=pd_sim_b_4
http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Guide-Waterfowl-Taxidermy/dp/1592286771
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Small-Game-Taxidermy/dp/1592281451/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 07:22:01 PM »

I would say that now you need to get all your tools and supplies and start practicing on all the birds you can! I started when I was 18 and we didn't have computers back then so you will have all the help you need by using this forum.Good luck! ;D ;D
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WATERFOWLER272
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 07:28:44 PM »

Could you name off a couple tools off the top of your head?

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 07:37:15 PM »

You're not 14. I read ALL your other posts, can't find you or your national championship calling title anywhere. I call BS
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WATERFOWLER272
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 07:56:12 PM »

Call BS all you want but I'm fourteen, I was born on July 14 1998!
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 07:57:22 PM »

You're not 14. I read ALL your other posts, can't find you or your national championship calling title anywhere. I call BS


Also it was for NWTF youth....
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 02:33:16 PM »

I dont care if youre 14 or 84. Taxidermy is fun and it is rewarding to finish something your proud of.

Keep reading and watching videos. Save some quality birds that are mature and not blown all to hell and start to practice on them. It looks like your interested in birds anyway? Practice skining and fleshing. id recommend a scalpel and blades, wire, wire cutter, thread, cotton, paper clips, pins, T pins, scisors, a pliers, etc...... Just try to start a tackle box and as you learn your box will turn into an entire garage/shop full of crap.

Have fun! AND dont forget your reference! Start cutting those pics out of DU!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 02:47:46 PM »

So that means you were selling a gun on here at 13.Yeah right  ::)
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 02:56:27 PM »

So that means you were selling a gun on here at 13.Yeah right  ::)


I got my dad's ok and he has a FFL, plus we were doing a little gun safe clean out to save up for the new benelli model that came out... That firearm is long gone now though
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 06:04:36 PM »

Go to your state associations convention...wealth of knowledge for a great price.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 10:10:40 PM »

Either go to a class or school, or get a DVD and try to mount.  I suggest Rick Carter's deer mount A-Z.
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2012, 10:21:06 PM »

Start making straight A's so you can get accepted into MIT or Georgia Tech. Major in industrial engineering. Learn to speak fluent Chinese and quit messing around with dead things.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2012, 11:19:00 PM »

Start making straight A's so you can get accepted into MIT or Georgia Tech. Major in industrial engineering. Learn to speak fluent Chinese and quit messing around with dead things.
Says the college graduate who gave up teaching and became a taxidermist.
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WATERFOWLER272
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2012, 01:06:51 PM »

Also is the owner of North Eastern Game Calls at the age of 13, more of a businessman than I was at that age.


hehe....It's my little business, I have two lathes down in my basement and I spin Acrylics and woods and make duck calls. Me and a couple buddys run it and sell them at my local gun shop.
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 01:09:42 PM »

Either go to a class or school, or get a DVD and try to mount.  I suggest Rick Carter's deer mount A-Z.


I'm probably going to buy some DVD's, because the closest school to me is on the opposite side of the state about 7 hours away and it's like 2000$ being 14 I don't have that type of money...:/
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