Category Archive: Hunting

Van Ingen: Legacy and Mystery

In March of 2013, the last surviving member of the famous taxidermy family Van Ingen brothers passed away in Mysore, India at the age of 101. His death marked the end of what may have been the largest taxidermy studio in the world, but the saga of his life and legacy is far from over. …

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Deer Taxidermy Display Options

I love a challenge. The good folks at McKenzie came up with a great one for me. They wanted to see if I was up to creating a fascinating new video project that would take me down a different path. They seemed to like the latest videos I have been producing for them geared toward …

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William Temple Hornaday’s War

Pop quiz for all taxidermy enthusiasts! Who is the father of modern taxidermy? Carl E. Akeley, right? Well, technically, yes. But can you name the pioneer who came before Akeley and developed many of the techniques that Akeley built upon? And if you continue to trace taxidermy history back to its origins far enough, who …

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African Safari: During the Hunt

In the previous article in this series, we discussed planning and preparing for your upcoming African safari. In this installment, we’ll take a look at tips for what to think about during and after the hunt to help you avoid any unforeseen pitfalls which might tarnish your experience of a lifetime. Expect the Unexpected Hunting …

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Planning Your African Safari

You’ve scrimped and saved for years to be able to afford the hunting trip of a lifetime. You are finally ready to book your first African safari. Once you get past the, “Wow! I am going to Africa!” stage, comes the planning and preparation. Just what do you need to think about to ensure that …

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