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Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Clovis Point, Mar 26, 2021.
Cause you've been run hard and hung up wet too often.
59, lol 100% Norwegian!!! Hobbyist Taxidermist, part time hopefully soon after retirement.
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There are some black taxidermists in the south. Ray Murphy from Mobile (my brother from another mother, LOL!), Charles Palmer from Jackson, MS, and Sanchez Thomas in Meridian, MS. These are three oldies. There are two young black men that do taxidermy, but I can't think of their names...one near Jackson, MS, and another at Taylorsville, MS.
I wouldn't say that there are no blacks in taxidermy based on your survey - There is a lot of subject matter on this site that might keep them from stepping forward.JMO!
Joseph Buckner is another black taxidermist in MS. He's on FB.
Nothing racist about it. Taxidermy is just predominantly the white man’s game. Just like rapping is predominantly the black man’s game.
In the 70s at the Cleveland NTA show there was a black taxidermist from Ohio there,forgot his name. Anyone know who he was?
in 50 years of taxidermy I have had only 4 black customers and one Jewish guy. I’m sure it’s a geographical thing. Had only one Spanish client, but there weren’t many Spanish around then. Now my Mexican neighbor and all his relatives hunt and he gave me the back-straps out of his first deer. I’m waiting for the ceviche!
I do work for black outdoorsmen all the time. Usually, when I receive a deer to mount, it's split all the way to the Adams apple. I saw off the antlers, toss the cape, and use the next decent cape that comes my way. It's a cultural thing...waste no meat. They gonna get that neck roast all the way to the skull. I often skin out fish and save the meat. It's just part of the culture. If you want the business, you learn to comply with the wishes of your clientele.
Recall still works, The Ohio black taxidermist was “ Art Ledger”.
Have them start cutting on the back of the neck and solve both issues. They get to all of the neck roast and get to use their cape. Just my two cents.
25, white female, hobbyist as of now hoping to start a business in the near future!