I know several others have posted in various categories about this new DVD from WASCO, but to insure that the word is sufficiently passed around, I'm putting my post here. This is, with no doubt in my mind, one of the finest pieces ever ventured on any form of mass media. Good buddy and Sandlapper Rick Carter has completely outdone himself on this one and whether you're a rank wannabe or a seasoned professional, you owe it to your self to get this video. Like you might expect an old pain-in-the-ass like me to be, I dropped the DVD in figuring it wouldn't take me very long to find something I didn't agree with. After 4 hours and two disks, I'm still looking. I simply cannot fathom Ken and Rick setting down and getting such a complete and in depth lesson plan in order. It starts with a deer coming in the door and if you ever had any doubts, you see that this deer is a junkyard special with screwed up antlers and a torn ear - the ones that give you heartburn when you look at it. With the "customer" standing right there, Rick takes you step by minute step in what to look for and point out to the customer, the measurements, the annotations, EVERYTHING. When the customer is given his receipt and leaves, Rick again takes you through every conceivable contingency you might experience from fleas and ticks to a multitude of skin cuts to remove the antlers. I had talked with Ken a few months back about such a venture and he laughed that he and Rick had just completed a video to update the slightly outdated Sallie Dahmes version they'd marketed for years. So when I got my copy, Ken sort of prepared me that Rick would do things differently than I did them. Now think about that: Rick Carter - World Champion, National Champion a few times over telling how he does it and George Roof- mouth of the mid-Atlantic telling how it should be done. Now there's a no brainer if I've ever heard it. Ken, you and Rick have absolutely outdone yourselves on this video. I predict that it will become the standard by which any new taxidermist could learn how to make an exceptional mount from the very first deer he or she takes in. I don't have enough accolades to place on this video. You guys done GREAT.