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The latest "Breakthrough" magazine

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Wallhangers, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Wallhanger,since you claim to be your areas gamehead specialist and that your eye and nosework is unmatched by any of your area competitors maybe you should begin writing articles.You do have some good ideas though for future ones.
  2. In regard to the polar bear issue an update from US Sportsmans Alliance is below.
    As for the Breakthrough articles, I feel it falls under the premise that you can't please everyone all the time (Yea I know, a brilliant statement of the obvious) and if you do not care for what you read, contact the publishers and express what you would like to see. Though Breakthrough appears to be geared towards more experienced taxidermists, as a beginner I bout wore out Rick Carters articles on deer ear butts and eye setting. Those issues are open every time I mount a deer. But, on the other hand, as much as I love raptors, I know that I may never mount one until I go up to Glenn Brownings school, but the bird technique and the anatomy information is invaluable and I try and read the articles every chance I can. Attempting to see from the perspective of the publisher / editor I feel fairly certain you have to run what is provided or write your own article for filler when you do not have enough contributions for deadline. I dont mind a variety of articles, even ones I may never use, as it provides something different to read about and gives me additional ideas to play with. All in your perspective I guess.

    Though I do not agree with all the advertisements, I do understand why you have to have them. I know what the cost is for our basic, mimimal color pictured association newsletter and can only imagine the cost associated with these high quality magazines. How one uses the magazines as George has pointed out, is dependant on many factors, most particularly experience. You can have all the reference in the world but if you do not know how to interpret that reference you are still at square 1.

    Have a great weekend & safe 4th of July.

    U.S. House Rejects Polar Bear Hunting Ban
    Sportsmen work to defeat amendment

    June 27, 2007 (National)
    (Columbus) – The nation’s sportsmen have stood up on behalf of polar bear conservation. Congressmen have refused to impose restrictions on big game hunters that would have crippled polar bear conservation.

    On June 27, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated a last minute amendment to HR 2643, the House Interior Appropriations Bill, which would have banned the import of polar bear trophies. Voting 188 to 242, the House turned down anti-hunters’ efforts to prohibit American big game hunters from pursuing healthy, sustainable polar bear populations in Canada.

    “It appears U.S. representatives recognized that the effort to ban Americans from polar bear hunting is baseless from a conservation standpoint,” said U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Senior Vice President Rick Story. “Science that shows polar bear populations are at historic highs and that there are no imminent threats to the healthy, huntable populations.”

    The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance worked along with the National Rifle Association and other sportsmen’s groups to help defeat the amendment. The American Wildlife Conservation Partners sent a letter of opposition signed by many of its members to all congressional offices.

    American sportsmen comprise approximately 90 percent of the foreign hunting clientele in Canada, annually pouring millions of dollars into polar bear conservation and management, not to mention the financial benefits to the local communities. American hunters are the primary source of essential funding for conservation and research that allows for continued success of the populations. Language banning the hunt has already been included in the Senate Interior Appropriations Bill.

    The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organization that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.

  3. Wallhangers

    Wallhangers New Member

    Brian, I am still trying to disect if you were attempting a slam. I hope not.

    George, You have a lot of nerve asking me to try politics next... NTA is all I have to say! Not dumb when I started, uneducated. Condescending as usual, I see. This wasn't meant to be that difficult to understand. Bottom line, if I don't feel that Breakthrough is feeding me as a successful full-time commercial taxidermist, then no need to re-subscribe. I have a family relying on me to make money in the business, I just don't see where reconstructing extinct animals is going to get me anything but some ribbons for my pride. Nothing against those "artists", they are definitely talented. I could go on, and on, and on with this subject but frankly have not the time. Breakthrough is a great magazine, I just hope to see more articles that are "realistic" to the majority.
  4. Skywalker

    Skywalker Well-Known Member

    Just a quick reminder,I sold that Irish elk for more money than a lot of professions make in a year! I never knew what could be earned on a single mount until I started doing re-creations. I would like to see more taxidermists at least try,that`s all.
  5. Wildside

    Wildside Active Member

    I seen Ken's Irish Elk.......Awsome. And I wondered, How the heck he did it.
    Thanks for sharing Ken!
  6. Bill Yox

    Bill Yox Well-Known Member

    Wallhanger, with the experience it seems you have, why not help others who read this great magazine, and write of your techniques or experience? Thats the very best way to solve your issue. Because if you do, then someone else will as well, and thats what makes that magazine fly! Lets all be honest here anyway, our biggest gripe? We want that magazine EVERY MONTH! I know its not possible, but hey, isnt that our true sentiment here? I love seeing what the other guys do. BTW, I can vouch for Recreation Walker, I too know the figure on Megalaceros! I have learned alot about aiming high from Ken...
  7. mike g

    mike g Active Member

    so true!
  8. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    yes it is!
  9. EJ

    EJ Proud Member of: Unaffiliated, Free Agent

    Heck, I'm still waiting on mine to be delivered!
  10. beagle77

    beagle77 Rabbit Hunting

    Well, I didn't like it. Yes, the Irish Elk was interesting and could be left alone. Let's hope the next one is better.
  11. I still haven't gotten mine either :(
  12. EJ

    EJ Proud Member of: Unaffiliated, Free Agent

    Still waiting Myself! :'(
  13. EJ you have to pay for a subscription to get it.
  14. EJ

    EJ Proud Member of: Unaffiliated, Free Agent

    I finally got it today! ;D
  15. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    I haven't gotten mine yet :'( :'( :'(
  16. aussiesam

    aussiesam I'm an Australian.

    Got mine a week ago.
    Somewhat agree with original poster but it was still a good read.