Hi! I'm a taxidermist.
To me, Nature is God. Without it, we simply would not exist. Conserving the world’s natural spaces and the creatures that live there is paramount to the survival of humans as a species, and I have therefore dedicated my life to studying environmentalism in order to help people co-exist more successfully and sustainably with the natural world.

All natural materials I use in my creations are either sourced from roadkill, Fish and Game, secondhand sources such as fellow artists and estate sales, or are antique. In this way, I'm ensuring that no animals were needlessly killed for the sake of the artwork I produce. I fully believe that no part of any creature should go to waste if a purpose can be found for it, but I do NOT support trophy hunters or overseas fur farms by buying 'byproducts' like bones, skulls, or claws directly from them. The only exception I make for this rule is for parts from animals legally culled for population control programs approved by Fish and Wildlife.

As a photographer and wildlife enthusiast, I've been involved with many fantastic organizations such as Images4Life and Wild Tiger, as well as the Sierra Club and many smaller, local groups.
I've been published, interviewed, and even featured on Rainn Wilson (Dwight from “The Office”)'s personal networking website, SoulPancake.com.

I’ve also been blessed with the opportunity to visit many of the world’s most amazing wild places, like Komodo Island, Bali, Lombok, Malaysia, and the Cayman Islands, and have even documented entirely new species previously unknown to science.

Other interests include: Wilderness survival, primitive skills, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, boffing, airsoft, snowboarding, meandering around town, and caving.

 

The hunting party:

Ian (some of you know him as ‘the Coyote Man’) and I met at Burning Man in 2011 where our first wordless encounter became something of a legend. He’s been hunting since childhood and knows the art well. Ian’s military training and past successes in bagging moose, caribou, and numerous deer across the country make him an excellent leader. I would literally follow this man to the ends of the earth like a lost wolf pup, but we’ll keep that under wraps.

Renee is a mutual friend who was vegan for more than a decade until the birth of her first son. In an effort to live closer to nature and break dependence on factory-farmed goods, she has taken up hunting and hopes to shoot her first blacktail this season to feed herself and her growing family. 

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  3. positivelyspoopyjetta said: I would love to learn how to hunt deer as a replacement for beef. Hope the trip is awesome and succesful.
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