Which is the best taxidermy book?

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Which is the best taxidermy book?

Postby wanapasaki » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:33 am

I have a cinnamon teal drake and hooded merganser that have been in the freezer entirely too long... What's the best book you guys can recommend and the best place to buy supplies?
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Re: Which is the best taxidermy book?

Postby duxrus » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:58 am

I would shy away from books unless they are used with other learning sources (videos/taxidermy lessons). Videos show the actual action of how to do this or that where as looking at a simple picture doesn't. If you did go that route Frank Newmyer has a few nice manuals for bird taxidermy......but most books.manuals, and even videos are OLD with few being current.

Youtube has a lot of videos so I suggest going there for a look to see if you even feel up to tackleing such a project before spending $. Taxidermy.net has pages of material on how to mount birds along with tips of what to do and not to do .

P.S. Hoodies are among the hardest waterfowl to do correctly so proceed with caution...

Good luck. :thumbsup:
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Re: Which is the best taxidermy book?

Postby wanapasaki » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:38 am

[quote="duxrus"]I would shy away from books unless they are used with other learning sources (videos/taxidermy lessons). Videos show the actual action of how to do this or that where as looking at a simple picture doesn't. If you did go that route Frank Newmyer has a few nice manuals for bird taxidermy......but most books.manuals, and even videos are OLD with few being current.

Youtube has a lot of videos so I suggest going there for a look to see if you even feel up to tackleing such a project before spending $. Taxidermy.net has pages of material on how to mount birds along with tips of what to do and not to do .

P.S. Hoodies are among the hardest waterfowl to do correctly so proceed with caution...

Good luck. :thumbsup:[/q

Thanks, that's a lot of helpful info. I'm confident that hoodie will turn out A ok. :thumbsup:
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Re: Which is the best taxidermy book?

Postby sprigpig1 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:12 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
Thanks, that's a lot of helpful info. I'm confident that hoodie will turn out A ok. :thumbsup:
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Good luck with the ghetto wood duck... Lol (hooded merganser). Make sure you get that sucker clean and washed good, they are stinky bastards. :lol: very cool birds though
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Re: Which is the best taxidermy book?

Postby REB1136 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:43 am

Check out Taxidermy Training Unlimited. They have some really good up to date DVD's on mounting ducks.
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Re: Which is the best taxidermy book?

Postby Page » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:09 am

x2 on Taxidermy Training Unlimited. Their videos are new and up to date. Very good close ups, unlike the videos from the 90's.
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