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The Complete Guide to Turkey Taxidermy: How to Prepare Fans, Boards, and Full-Body Mounts

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Taking a trophy gamebird is always a special moment for a hunter. To preserve forever that memory of a special day afield, many hunters like to have their trophy gamebird mounted. Since taking an animal to a taxidermist is expensive and time-consuming, many hunters are choosing to do the taxidermy work themselves. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TURKEY TAXIDERMY shows you how.
Written by master taxidermist Todd Triplett, this complete guide to do-it-yourself taxidermy includes information...

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Overview

Taking a trophy gamebird is always a special moment for a hunter. To preserve forever that memory of a special day afield, many hunters like to have their trophy gamebird mounted. Since taking an animal to a taxidermist is expensive and time-consuming, many hunters are choosing to do the taxidermy work themselves. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TURKEY TAXIDERMY shows you how.
Written by master taxidermist Todd Triplett, this complete guide to do-it-yourself taxidermy includes information on all aspects of the process of preserving your prized turkey. Included are chapters on:

Ø The importance of proper field care.
Ø Anatomy, as accurate reference, is critical for quality duplication
Ø Tools and materials, detailing the best possible tools for the job
Ø Methods of preservation, including dry preservative and tanning
Ø Preparing a fan and cape.
Ø Mounting a flying bird and mounting a strutting bird
Ø Choosing a head, and painting the head and feet

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TOTURKEY TAXIDERMY takes you through each step of the process, providing everything you need to know to start working. No taxidermist should be without this instructive reference guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585748532
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

TODD TRIPLETT is an avid outdoorsman who has grown up with taxidermy playing a major role in his life. At the age of twelve, he completed his first mount, a jackalope, under the watchful eyes of his father. Todd operates Wild Art Taxidermy and contributes regularly to outdoor publications such as North Carolina Game and Fish, Turkey Call, Carolina Adventure, and Tennessee Valley Outdoors. He lives in Lenoir, North Carolina.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Chapter 1 Field Care 1
Chapter 2 Tools 5
Chapter 3 Reference and Anatomy 11
Chapter 4 Skinning 17
Chapter 5 Fleshing and Degreasing 35
Chapter 6 Preservation Methods 49
Chapter 7 Fan and Cape Preparation 55
Chapter 8 A Breast Mount 67
Chapter 9 Pre-Mounting Procedures 71
Chapter 10 Mounting a Flying Bird 87
Chapter 11 Mounting a Strutting Bird 107
Chapter 12 Choosing and Painting a Head 115
Chapter 13 Base Building 101 129
Chapter 14 Care of Your Trophy 139
Chapter 15 Tips for Achieving a Better Mount 145
Index 151
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