Category Archive: Wildlife

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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Importing Wildlife and the Law

Imagine if a novice taxidermy enthusiast from the United States is surfing the internet and sees a forum posting offering exotic skulls from Africa. Excited at the thought of adding something truly unique to his collection, he responds to the seller, strikes a deal, and a few weeks later a package arrives at his door. …

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Wild Turkey Field Care

Field care guides for deer are available in many places and quite plentiful on the internet. With turkey season in full swing, I thought it would be good to recap some of the field care methods to help ensure that your trophy bird gets to the taxidermist in good shape. Before the Hunt Taxidermists aren’t …

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