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Taxidermy is art and the animal is wild.

While I was doing the finishing work on a whitetail today I was reminded that this was once a wild animal and is not perfect. The fur on this particular deer was in bad shape. He must of had a cause of serious itch. He had rubbed his fur in many places. Some places rubbed the fur down to the skin.

Some deer may also have scaring from old wounds and some have fresh wounds.

Then there are the imperfections the hunter inflicts. Bullet holes, drag marks and cutting the cape to short or incorrectly.

Of course the hunter wants his trophy to be perfect. It is my job to take a imperfect wild animal and give the hunter what he wants. This is where art comes into play. I work very hard putting on the animals “makeup” and then spend lots of time “grooming the animal. Most of the time old and new wounds disappear with taxidermy “magic”. Other imperfections are harder to camouflage. Like rubbed off or broken hair. I just do my best to get the rubbed hair to blend in.

Bottom line, this is still a wild animal that has imperfection. Gotta love them with or without imperfections.

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