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My taxidermist is cooler than your taxidermist.

I call him my taxidermist but the truth is he’s more a family friend. Lord knows, I don’t give him much as much work as I’d like to. Nobody’s better than Bill Newman, though. The man is a true artist, the Da Vinci of the taxidermy world. I’ll put it this way: if Bass Pro Shops decided to build a chapel someday, Newman’s the guy they’d tab to do the ceiling. He’s that good. But don’t take my word for it. Look him up and see for yourself just how talented he is. There are more ribbons and trophies in his workshop than there are glass eyes and lumps of modeling clay.

In addition to being a world class taxidermist, Bill’s also just a really, really good guy. His enthusiasm and his laugh are infectious. Case in point? Take another look at the picture above. What do you see? A great buck in the bed of a classic pickup, right? If you pulled into a Walmart parking lot and saw Bill’s pickup, you’d definitely walk over for a closer look, wouldn’t you? Here’s what that closer look would reveal:

Now, let me ask you, why would a guy spend his time and energy on a project like this? The only payoff here for Bill are the smiles on the faces of those who lean over to take a peek. Like I said, my taxidermist is cooler than your taxidermist.

Do you have a story to share? Type up the details of your hunt, and shoot me an email at wrightoutdoors@yahoo.com. Include a picture or two. I’ll make sure all your i’s are dotted and your t’s are crossed and publish on this website the story of your hunt for all the world to see. All I ask is that you then share a link to your story with your family and friends and maybe interact with those who might have questions or comments. Because stories are meant to be shared. And hunts are meant to be celebrated.

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