Category Archive: Habitat

Video: Assembling “The Chase”

As I walked down the connecting hall from the Embassy Suites Hotel to the St. Charles Convention Center on Tuesday evening, May 3, 2011, something in my peripheral vision caught my eye. Even though scores of old friends and colleagues were milling about in the pre-function areas, an extraordinary vision was pulling my attention away …

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Constructing and Painting Rocks

Prefinished habitat bases have become a valuable addition to most taxidermy studios, and many standard mounts can be easily accommodated by the wide selection of models available. But sometimes you have a mount with an unusual pose which requires you to construct a custom base to match the specimen. No matter what position your mount …

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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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It’s Taxidermy Catalog Season

Even though hunting season is gearing up across the country, there is another favorite season among taxidermists that is unfolding this month. Taxidermists all over the country are eagerly checking their mailboxes every day for the latest catalogs from taxidermy supply companies. To many taxidermists, the anticipation of getting the new catalogs in the mail …

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Jim Hall’s Taxidermy Legacy

Two days after this past Christmas, Jim Hall died of a stroke at Eastern Idaho Medical Center at the age of 77. Jim’s sudden passing came as a shock to me, as he was one of my lifelong heroes. A modest man, Jim’s personality was very low-key and quiet. Yet this kind, generous, patient man …

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