The Complete Guide to Turkey Taxidermy : How to Prepare Fans, Beards, and Body Mounts
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: o The importance of proper field care.o Anatomy, as accurate reference, is critical for quality duplicationo Tools and materials, detailing the best possible tools for the jobo Methods of preservation, including dry preservative and tanningo Preparing a fan and cape.o Mounting a flying bird and mounting a strutting birdo 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.
- Hardback | 162 pages
- 149.86 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
- 01 May 2003
- ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
- The Lyons Press
- Guilford, United States
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Taxidermists can be expensive, and more and more hunters are now choosing to do the work themselves. In this all-inclusive illustrated workbook, veteran taxidermist Todd Triplett covers every aspect of turkey taxidermy. Included are chapters on: proper field care; turkey anatomy, for reference; tools and materials; methods of preparation; preparing a fan and cape; and much more.
About Todd Triplett
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.