Is Taxidermy a profitable career choice?

TT advertisementThis is a subject that can lead to alot of heated debate, most of it from practicing taxidermists. That said, much of the success of any business lies in the concept and practice of the operation and in its professionalism. Many Sportsmen take the plunge into Taxidermy as something more than a hobby before they really understand the investment that it requires, not only in time and in money but in knowledge that transcends the technical aspects of their craft…business. So, is Taxidermy a profitable career choice? Continue reading

Taxidermy Quality

Carl Akeley

Taxidermy is often misunderstood, yet, it has long been the principle storyteller of our natural history. In Zoological and Natural History museums throughout the world from Copenhagen and London to the Smithsonian National Museum  in Washington, DC, taxidermists are among the most valued and respected of tradesmen in the curators staff.  Over the course of the last few centuries, taxidermy has evolved considerably from its crude beginnings where preserved skins were literally “stuffed” with cotton, straw or sawdust to achieve nothing more than a vague resemblance to their original form. Pioneers in the early 20th century such as Carl Akeley and Leon Pray established new standards in Taxidermy effectively merging art and science. Continue Reading >

Taxidermy Quality

Carl Akeley

Taxidermy is often misunderstood, yet, it has long been the principle storyteller of our natural history. In Zoological and Natural History museums throughout the world from Copenhagen and London to the Smithsonian National Museum  in Washington, DC, taxidermists are among the most valued and respected of tradesmen in the curators staff.  Over the course of the last few centuries, taxidermy has evolved considerably from its crude beginnings where preserved skins were literally “stuffed” with cotton, straw or sawdust to achieve nothing more than a vague resemblance to their original form. Pioneers in the early 20th century such as Carl Akeley and Leon Pray established new standards in Taxidermy effectively merging art and science. Continue Reading >