Category Archive: Taxidermy

2017 Hall of Fame Nominees

The Taxidermy Hall of Fame selection committee has completed its initial screening vote to establish the nominees for the class of 2017. To move past the screening vote, each nominee had to receive 80% approval from the Selection Committee for further consideration. I am proud to announce the six finalists who will move forward with …

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Taxidermy Hall of Fame Rebirth

In August of 1974 the third National Taxidermy Association convention was underway in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The fledgling organization had been going through some growing pains since its inception two years earlier in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Dissent among the board had already lead to some major disagreements about the direction the NTA would take. But one …

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Five Years of Taxidermy Blogging

If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would be able to describe myself as a professional blogger, I would have laughed in their face. In fact, ten years ago I didn’t even know what “blog” meant! I had to look it up to find out that it was a contraction of the …

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Time Capsule: The 2002 IGT Show

The International Guild of Taxidermy was founded in August 1984 and hosted 21 annual conventions from 1985 to 2005. In the latter years the association struggled with declining membership until it became financially impossible for it to continue. I remember the IGT conventions fondly, as they were always a lot of fun, and the officers …

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The Flash of Divine Inspiration

In any creative endeavor, there is a specific moment of inception when the idea of a concept is born. This flash of creativity can feel like divine inspiration as it pops into your consciousness. It usually comes when the mind is calm and not while you are stressed out trying to solve a problem. In …

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