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Demographics Survey

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Clovis Point, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    I am not trying to make any argument or statement or anything.... I am just curious...

    How many here are under 35 years old?

    How many women?

    Does anyone here identify themselves racially as anything other than white?

    if you said yes to any of the aforementioned are you full time, part time, retired, or a hobbyist?

    I am 31, part time.
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    I’m totally offended!!! Lol
    60 male
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  3. 54 year old white male.
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I am 58 , white guy , I am full time but only work 7 months a year at it , my choice. I hunt , fish , ride my Harley and do Honey Do’s the other 5 .
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  5. Whitelightnin

    Whitelightnin Well-Known Member

    I am 30. White male and proud. Work underground utilities full time. Do taxidermy for a hobby.
  6. e101011

    e101011 Active Member

    40, white, male, just a humble skull collector.
  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I'm 56, male and more pink than white and I am retired, but back in the hobby mode.
  8. countrycritter

    countrycritter Active Member

    53 yr old proud American white male who works 8 months as a taxidermist and 4 months as wild game processor.
  9. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    None of the above!
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  10. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    Joey you’re a Redneck
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  11. Whitelightnin

    Whitelightnin Well-Known Member

    He prefers Appalachian American.
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  12. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

    I’m 46, half Mexican from my mom. Run my studio full time, hunt and fish on my down time. Benefits of being part Hispanic is that I can rock a sweet tan during the summer months.
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  13. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Had a DNA profile done once. 40% Irish, 59% English or western European, and 1% Finnish...possibly because a Viking raped one of my gggggrandmothers in many of their rape an pillage campaigns across Ireland...but, I is what I is, or as Popeye said, "I yam wot I yam"!
  14. Whitelightnin

    Whitelightnin Well-Known Member

    I don’t have much info on my moms side but I have a full history book on my dads side clear back to Scotland. I believe we have some cherokee in us on both side. My dads side including me have cold jet black hair well other than premature grays. We tan quite well too.
  15. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    So now yur a Yam?
  16. Mandi

    Mandi Well-Known Member

    32 white female. Just do this as a hobby to cover my own stuff right now but maybe would go further. I work full time as well though.
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  17. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Well-Known Member

    59 White Part time shop work 5 months a year. Full time Maintenance/Operations Manager for the World HQ of a large recliner company in Michigan
  18. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    62 yr old Manly Male, Retired Biologist, fulltime Taxidermist.
    I am Spanish, Portuguese and Jewish. (Think Spanish Inquisition).
    That means I am WHITE. The brown color you see in my photos is pure Southern California Sun Tan!
  19. Clovis Point

    Clovis Point Active Member

    Why do y’all think there are no black folks doing this? Personally I don’t thinks it’s anything taxidermist themselves have done wrong, but more a reflection of the broader context that most taxidermist come from a hunting/sporting background which seems to be (for reasons bigger than us) fairly devoid of black or brown folks.
  20. PA

    PA Well-Known Member

    Up north of the Mason Dixon Line, most blacks live in cities and never grew up running around the woods or had parents that hunted. In the north Central Pennsylvania County I grew up in from 1954-1972 when I left for college out of 36,000 people in the county there was one black and no hispanics. The Black was adopted. I did see a group of black hunters who would come north from Philadelphia to hunt deer the first week. The leader of the group was an old guy who worked the CCC camp in the 1930's in the Toby Creek area, whose nickname was "Blackie". I think they quit coming a handful of years ago. Without hunting trophies there is little use for taxidermy.
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