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What Is The Prediction Of This Years Taxidermy Work 2020

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by wa, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    It seems like no one has said any thing about work coming in
    Sorry if I haven't seen it some where on here
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  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I don’t see there being an issue at this time , but you never know .
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  3. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I've got more than I'm gonna get done.
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  4. Bill Dishman

    Bill Dishman Well-Known Member

    If we could predict the future we'd have it made.
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  5. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    The future is certain...death and taxes!!!
  6. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    Booked solid and work still coming. I don't spend as much time on here as I used to as I have to sift through all the political crap to try and find a post about taxidermy.
  7. NMJagdHunter

    NMJagdHunter Ted Wenner

    yea, I did about 40 African last year, won't be seeing any of that this year. my personal maral and mid Asian ibex are stuck in kazakhstan. but domestically I don't think anything will change.
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  8. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    The shop I am at is going to get hit BIG TIME. We do a huge amount of African, Asian, Canadian, Alaskan mammals. It will take about a year, because we are still working on the stuff from last year, but next year, we are going to hurting.

    I also think hunters are going to be hesitant about having locally shoot animals done because of the future economic uncertainties.

    I hope I'm wrong.
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  9. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    EVERYTHING will be back to "normal" come November .... fact.



  10. countrycritter

    countrycritter Active Member

    Normally I don't receive many from out of country but I've got some coming from New Zealand at some point. Hunters around here have been very active harvesting local exotics from rams to red stag axis black bucks. It's been one of my busiest summers out of my 16 years.

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  11. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    Walker has called it quits and taking his show on the road.
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  12. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

    That’s freakin awesome!!!
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  13. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    good job.... is he singing about the female bigfoot
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  14. Skywalker

    Skywalker Well-Known Member

    Am I? Gonna have to watch the movie! Little surprised to see this pop up on this thread. As far as work coming in for taxidermists, Those that do higher end local work will do okay. I remember working through the economic crash 40 years ago and people out of work went hunting. But those doing mid to lower priced work will see fierce competition for the much fewer people in that demographic being able to afford getting work done. Businesses that rely totally on the travelling hunter are scrambling to compensate as the world literally lost an entire season of African hunting. As well as a whole Canadian spring bear season and now a whole North American fall season. I am still finishing big lifesize jobs and folks are really slow to pay these days and it has started to cause problems. Not to mention the huge tax increases driving the price of everything through the roof here in Canada. Suicides here are off the charts and that info is being suppressed. The economic shutdown will kill far more people than the plandemic.
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  15. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

    just stay out of current events and stick to the Taxidermy threads :)
  16. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    This bill is looming in this loony state.

    “California’s latest legislation, SB 1175, would ban both the importation and possession of eight commonly hunted African species, including taxidermy received after 2020. These species include: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, giraffe, hippo, hyena, and zebra. This is an overreach by California, and in no way would this bill benefit these wildlife species.“
    So even owning one of these will make innocent citizens criminals. I have three zebra hides and a cape in my shop. All of these were once alive here in California. So the owners one in particular raise Zebras will be criminals?
    Just nuts.
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  17. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

  18. Joe Kish

    Joe Kish Well-Known Member

    Yo Dave,
    The best protection you can provide yourself is to write an affidavit fully describing those 3 hides you have, how and where you acquired them and anything and everything that establishes the fact that those hides came from CA animals and are not imported African skins. Then file that record in your county recorder's office, making it a matter of public record. Then if overzealous game cops come for your property you'll be able to show and prove that your hides are lawfully owned. It sounds to me like you fear if the legislation passes that your hides (no pun intended) would be in jeopardy of confiscation. I'm guessing that you would be safe under "no ex-post facto" provisions. If you do as I suggest here, you'll never regret it. If you don't you may regret it.
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  19. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    Thanks Joe, we are getting more of these HSUS trained wardens in the state that think they are the saviors of the environment.
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  20. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    ...a post about 2020 business didn't sound political but the other 35 were (lol)!
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