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Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
My Happy customer, and friend of 40 years or so, Dave Mathiesen with his new mount.. He long bow hunted in Africa for those..All smiles.. A good sign..


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Elcapinyoazz

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Joshua Tree
May 20, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
So I'm curious about the mount. Did he request that stacked type layout, or did you suggest it, or where did the idea come from. Wouldn't be my personal choice, but I guess it also depends on the trophy room where it will live.
mountainlion

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California
May 20, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
You do good work Ron...even if I don't like to see animals killed for sport or stuffing...for food and full use of their parts in a respectful manner I condone

I just hate to see magnificent specimens killed for some person's wall as for your client being all smiles...isn't he in one of those movies where they hunt the humans for sport?
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
ElCap,, yes he requested the "double pedastal" style mount-- just an artsy presentation- a bit more than just "on the wall" if you will..


And Mt Lion,, not ONE bit of those animals went wasted. The hunter gets a meal or two off each one he gets, and local tribes get the rest. A very typical arrangement among outfitters and locals. A win win for all concerned. And also brings in $$$$ to their economy as many locals work for the outfitters. Its a main stay in Africa for quite sometime, and these large ranches also are responsible for the recovery of many specimens, fyi..Poachers usually dont get away with poaching on outfitters grounds. Also a plus for Africa..


and he hunted them with a LONG BOW. if you had the slightest clue of how hard that is in AFRICA,, you may go,, wow,, impressive! In the bush in Africa, everything either a)- sticks you, or b)- bites you..
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 20, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
He split my arrow in TWAIN!
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
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Thompson Gazelle and an Olive Thrush-- african piece,, table top style pedestal in process...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 23, 2013 - 03:43am PT
hey there say, ron... i enjoyed your work on the owl, very nice!...

just dropped by to say hey there... :)
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2013 - 10:08am PT
Hi Neebs!





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rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 1, 2013 - 10:34am PT
Got any pics of that stuffed Everest Lobster...? RJ
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Rj ,, did a lobster for the "Doarys Oar" restaurant at SLT way back, it was their long time aquarium pet- sixty some years old and with the claws it was 3 feet long! HUGE he was!
rottingjohnny

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mammoth lakes ca
Jun 1, 2013 - 10:55am PT
Ron...Seems like you could use that expanding foam to stuff your projects and cut down on weight...? RJ
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 1, 2013 - 11:07am PT
Actually RJ,, yes indeed i do use that stuff. For instance on a crocodile, i augment the muscles on the legs shoulders and neck by a small hole using canned foam to squirt in under the skin, then manipulate it from the outside by using tacks, and carding the hold the proper muscle detail- Which is WAY lighter than doing those in six pounds of clay! ;-)

We used to make many forms at AA when i worked there. Heavy fibergalss forms bolted together then injected with 4 lb density foam. If TOO much foam was injected, those forms would EXPLODE like a grenade! Saw a bolt go through a wall lol!
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 11, 2013 - 07:44am PT
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Credit: Ron Anderson



STers in the shop-- The Ricardez family, "DirtClaud" here.. Good visit with good peeps!

They head to Tuolumne and YOS today..
GDavis

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SOL CAL
Jun 11, 2013 - 08:09am PT
He split my arrow in TWAIN!

Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 09:22am PT
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/science/with-taxidermists-help-lonesome-george-will-remain-in-public-view.html?ref=science&_r=1&



Ol George, Last of a sub-specie of tortoise now extinct is being mounted by fellow taxidermist George Dante. Will be in the Museum of Nat History soon..RIP ol George. You in good hands.

As a taxidermist, this is one of THE MOST critical jobs one can be tasked with. The preserving of a specie now GONE.. Noooooo pressure there..Along with that it is an absolute HONOR to be the one to do it..
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
SHRINK,, i wanna KILLLL,, i wanna see DEAD BURNT BODIES!


So wrote ol Arlo,, and i FEEL his pain.. I found out that i have just mounted the WRONG BEAR as well as shipping the wrong one off to be dry tanned,, from important new customers. Yes ive been working dang near through the nights to get the piece done,, and its the wrong @$%$@#X! bear..

Mutha of fuggin luvvvvv... I went outside to stand in the lighting cell going off over head in hopes the spirits would see fit for a mercy fry.. Alas, i am back,, but mre cells are coming, theres still hope...

Where is that ten foot steel pole i have???
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 2, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Oh no dude!

Seriously...

At least you didn't amputate the wrong leg on some poor sucker...

This stuff happens
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2013 - 03:41pm PT
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A REPRO Bee hive, complete with honey combs drippin with repro honey! A bear will be sniffing it.


Made by wadding up paper, then surrounding paper with burlap, which held the fix-it-all universal patch compound - of which i sculpted the hive out of as it kicked off. Then painted lightly with a spray bottle and rag. The honey made from 5 minute epoxy gel with wood duck yellow paint mixed in. Nest is bondoed to the tree stub.

A GUD mix of fumage ~~aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....
jonnyrig

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formerly known as hillrat
Aug 20, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Nice work. You do touchups?
Ron Anderson

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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
yes,, yes i do..;-)
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