Friday, August 27, 2010

Yukon Stone Outfitters

Here are a couple of photos of a Stone sheep that friend Tanner Henry emailed me.  The sheep was taken with Tanner's good friend and outfitter, Mac Watson, of Yukon Stone outfitters. 
Mac writes: 
George Lawrence just took this great Ram on our second hunt. All of our clients tagged out early thanks to great weather and a hard working crew. I'll try to get some more pictures out soon. This ram is 13 years old and the unofficial new world record Stone taken with a muzzle loader!

Happy Hunting
Mac Watson
Yukon Stone Outfitters

Thanks Tanner and Mac for sharing the photos

Monday, August 23, 2010

Huge Velvet Coues

Here are a couple of photos of a great buck just harvested by Ty Goodman.  I Haven't put a tape on him yet, but he is sure to go over 120".  Ty has been hunting this buck for the past couple of years and was finally lucky enough to put an arrow in him.  Congratulations Ty!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bonneville Speedweek

I know this has nothing to do with taxidermy or hunting, but I just returned from a few days at Bonneville Speedweek on the salt flats in Utah.  I had the opportunity to drive my dad's vintage, blown fuel roadster he built.  The record was open in this class and a friend of my dad's drove the car first, setting a record of 207 mph.  I then got the chance to up the record and drove it 221 mph.  Words cant describe what it is like to drive this fast but it is definitely an adrenaline rush.  I added a few photos from the trip.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

NWT sheep

Friend and customer Doug H. just returned from the Northwest Territories where he was Dall sheep hunting.  This was Doug's third trip and he was finally able to harvest a great, old ram.  It was an all backpack hunt.  These are just some of the great photos Doug shared with us from his hunt.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Freeze Drying Antlers

Mogollon Taxidermy just acquired a freeze dry machine so that we can do our own velvet antler freeze drying in-house.  We are one of the few, if not the only taxidermy studio in Arizona with the ability to offer this service without shipping your antlers out of state. We feel that freeze drying velvet antlers allows them to retain the most size and fullness with less shrinkage than other methods of preservation.  This machine has a cylinder shaped chamber that is 24 inches in diameter and 52 inches deep.  If an antler will fit in within these measurements, we can freeze dry it.  It will fit average size elk as long as the skull cap is split.  Coues deer and most mule deer will easily fit intact with only the biggest mule deer having to have the skull cap split.  The best looking freeze dried velvet comes from antlers that are well cared for prior to reaching us.  Please call if you have any questions on the process or what to do with your antlers before bring them in.