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Safari Club International 2020 — A Review from Animal Artistry

The Safari Club International convention this year was exceptional on every front. After doing these conventions for 30 years, this was by far the best one yet — and that’s saying something. In addition to browsing the wonderful collection of exhibitors, the team from Animal Artistry had the chance to meet with outfitters from all around the world, many of whom owner Mike Boyce has hunted with and known for many years.

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Why We Hunt

Why the Best Animal Trophies Begin with Proper Field Care

There was a time when proper field care was a matter of honor and respect. Unfortunately, that no longer seems to be the case for the majority of hunters today. Many outfitters do the bare minimum, with hunters not knowing the difference, or everyone assumes someone else along the line will handle it. Poor field care is a sad and all-too-common statement about hunting today, and it means that many great trophy skins are lost before they even begin.

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Why We Hunt

A Deeper Meaning Behind the Hunt and the Trophy

As a taxidermy studio, Animal Artistry began as a way to share experiences — those of the animal itself, and those of the hunt. Hunting was once essential for survival, with food, shelter, and clothing the fruits of a successful hunt. But for people in much of the world, these necessities have long been accessible without hunting. And that begs the question — why do we still hunt>? There are simple answers, but there is a deeper meaning to both the hunt and the trophy.

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Scott Thompson

A Customer’s Review of Animal Artistry — “I Was Blown Away!”

At one time, international hunter Scott Thompson was under the common misconception to which many hunters fall victim — the belief that taxidermy performed in the countries they hunt is the key to beautiful, well-priced trophies. After a series of disappointing mounts, Scott found Animal Artistry — for him, a local company. It was the beginning of an eye-opening experience.

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Why Does Taxidermy Take So Long?

With an industry standard anywhere from eight months to two and even three years, taxidermy is a master class in patience. Unfortunately, the length of time it takes to get a trophy back from a taxidermy studio is often long and frustrating. But why does taxidermy take so long? It’s often as simple as poor management and insufficient business savvy. Here’s what to understand about the taxidermy industry and why turnaround time is so lengthy.

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Taxidermy Mounts — Classic vs Custom

Today’s taxidermy can be sorted into two categories — classic mounts and custom mounts. For the international sportsman or the weekend hunter, understanding the difference between the two is an important first step to an exceptional trophy. Here’s what sets the custom mounts apart from the classic mounts, and why our version of both options stands apart.

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In Taxidermy, Is Bigger Really Better?

Animal Artistry is known across the globe for exceptional taxidermy, a fact that has its benefits and drawbacks. On the plus side, it means we have the opportunity to work on truly amazing projects for clients from all over the world. Our reputation precedes us, and while we’re proud to have earned it, it can be a double-edged sword. The same reputation that leads international sportsmen to us can also give people the impression that a large, internationally recognized taxidermy company is simply over the top for their needs. The truth is that in taxidermy, bigger really is better. Here’s why.

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