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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Greg s, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Greg s

    Greg s New Member

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    This is my first post here. I hope to provide a journal of my quest towards becoming a competent taxidermist/wildlife artist. I first want to thank Chuck Glass of On Time Taxidermy in Pa for allowing me the opportunity to spend time in his shop, and the confidence he had in me to get my hands involved. He is a great mentor, and very good taxidermist. On Monday I begin formal training. I will keep everyone posted. This journey begins the better half of my life. I am excited at the opportunity. Any positive advice would be appreciated. No negativity please.
     
  2. BillFromPa

    BillFromPa Active Member

    Good luck Greg! Keep us posted ;)
     

  3. Matt

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    I wish you all the best Greg, and remember to have fun with it!
     
  4. shammy

    shammy New Member

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    Greg I hope you enjoy it as well as I do.
     
  5. Greg s

    Greg s New Member

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    Thanks! I appreciate the kind words. I am geared up.
     
  6. papagoose

    papagoose papagoose and goslings

    good luck and have fun
     
  7. TROPHY SHACK

    TROPHY SHACK Phillip cole

    Wish u the best
     
  8. Greg s

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    Trucks all packed, specimens in hand,out the door at 4am. School is about 2 hrs away. Staying there during the week, home on Friday depending on weather situation. I have total family support. I also have some very fine specimens, thanks to a very supportive group of friends and family. I will send more later this week.
     
  9. chadleek

    chadleek New Member

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    good luck greg!
     
  10. WV Outdoorsman

    WV Outdoorsman New Member

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    Good luck Greg!!! Keep us all posted!!! Take lots of notes and pics:}

    WVO
     
  11. Dawg3458

    Dawg3458 New Member

    Congrats Greg & good luck
     
  12. Where r u doing your training if I might ask?
     
  13. Greg s

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    Well it has been two days and I am really having fun. Did lots of skinning of deer, bear, and coyote today. Hides off to get tanned tomorrow. Bird course will be the next four weeks then fish, then fur. Training at Pocono Institute of Taxidermy. I will also continue with Chuck in his shop. The appeal of Taxidermy to me however is the learning never stops as evidenced by this site. I am planning to attend formal training of some sort on an annual basis. In addition I read some tutorial on this site each evening. I am a firm believer that the person who thinks they know everything knows nothing. This applies to everything in life. More later. Thanks again folks for the support and encouragement.
     
  14. Greg s

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    Day thee, started upland birds today. Worked on pheasant. Had a great day. Instructor was very helpful. Our class gets along well with each other. Very relaxed atmosphere. Will mount bird tomorrow,then set to dry. Home for the weekend after class. Lovin it! Peace all,be safe.
     
  15. WV Outdoorsman

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    Good stuff Greg, thanks for the update.

    WVO
     
  16. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Active Member

    What a great experience you are having. Your attitude shows you will be a great taxidermist some day.
     
  17. Agreed. If you decide to pursue this wholeheartedly, do as Winston Churchill said and "Never, never, never give up", despite the negativity and destructive criticism that you WILL hear. Be prepared for it. Lots of the criticism is really pride disguised as constructive criticism and some of it can even come from your closest loved ones. Just put it aside and persevere.
     
  18. Well Greg what a great first week. Your bird looks fantastic. Thank you for being a good friend. Can't wait for week 2! See you Monday at school.
    Chris
     
  19. Greg s

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    Chris, Your bird is the best! I really like all aspects of your mount. Your creative talents show. It is a true pleasure to be your classmate. Thanks for all the help.
     
  20. Mountain wolf

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    Your bird looks really great. Its a pleasure to be in class with you. Looking forward to next week. See ya Monday.
    Kevin


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