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jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 24, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Look at it this way-
You dont have to give up taxidermy, and probably wont. What you can do is pick and choose the best of what people bring to you. Unique mounts, exotics, rare species and such that others wouldnt have the opportunity to work with.

And, if you find yourself with a steady, keeps the bills paid kinda job in the meantime, then the money you make on the additional taxidermy work is frosting on the cake. Only without the headache of stressing over next months rent money, nawmean?

Anyway, if you quit altogether, who the hell is gona stuff birds for me when i finally save some disposable income?

Keep truckin dude, summits still out there.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 24, 2014 - 02:57pm PT
Good luck with whatever new ventures come your way Ron. Glad I was able to get a piece made by you before you retire. More climbing time can't be so bad, right :)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
DirtClaud,, your piece WILL BE finished shortly mi amigo!.. I apologize to you for the delays my friend- it has been a rodeo of a life of late.. And your on my list of those i will happily do projects for in the future. Same with You JRig..
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:12pm PT
Good luck on whatever trail you choose Ron,
hope the position with CCFD works out for ya!
Tad
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
Ron this is a sincere question that I hope you will put aside all our amusing differences to take seriously.
I want to save the pelt of my dog Goldie when (hopefully years from now) she passes. I don't think I want to have her mounted in a pose or anything but I have a deep sense that I want to preserve her pelt as a rug or blanket. How weird is that? Now for the weirder part.
I have stripped small game without the intent of saving a pelt. But this would be different. She is a beloved companion and I would not want the pelt f*#ked up by removal or preservation and that is not my field of experience. Pets are not meat if you know what I mean. What I want to ask you is can this be something I do myself? Would it just be way better to have a non emotionally attached professional do it? Then there is the awkwardness of a naked body disposal in the Boulder "Bubble". I have already contemplating burying her remains in the Colorado wild-lands I know. But the thought of either transporting her stripped carcass and getting pulled over or stripping her at the site and being caught just kind of make my head waggle.
I am asking you because I admire the quality of the work you do and thought you would give me a straight answer. Without the ew gross response most people would give me.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:17pm PT
No worries Ron, I know you got stuff going on, just glad we met and I put an order in for some Quail before you decided to retire. Bummer that taxidermy is going the way of other skill trades/art these days. Good luck with everything.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2014 - 03:39pm PT
Philo, Ive done pet for people. Its far more common than you would think. Nothing wrong with that truly. The animal doesnt need his coat anymore in a spirit world. Indians long ago honored their prey and their own animals in such ways. That being said, I myself couldnt skin some life i loved. My advice would be to contact the pros in the field. I know many in your area, as well as other parts of the country and COLO. They could skin and tan and even "keep on ice" the body for burial or cremation. Dont worry about silly laws concerning the dead. I was told by NDOW after skinning a bear for them and complaining about the 75.00 dump fees, that i should have just taken it out somewhere and fed the animals. You can go to my website to see basic skinning instructions for life sized mounts also. If you decide to do it yourself, after skinning, you must remove all the bits of flesh and sinew from the skin until its "clean, then salt it using non iodized salt by burying it in salt for a couple of days. This sets the hair into the skin and it can then be dried a bit, folded and sent to a tannery. You want the skin somewhat dry at that point.
I hope that answers your questions. I dont think i ever stressed more about mounts than when trying to achieve a look that the person is intimately familiar with. Most taxidermists charge up the wazzooo for these just for that reason..




edit: Thanks Claudio! And Tad!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:48pm PT
Thank you Ron I appreciate the solid answer.
Not sure if I could do it or not and really hope I have years to figure it out.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
Ill vote for that Philo..!
jeepnphreak

Ice climber
Bzn, mt
Feb 24, 2014 - 04:43pm PT
Mighty hunter
Mighty hunter
Credit: jeepnphreak
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Feb 24, 2014 - 05:33pm PT
Best of luck, Ron. I'm sure most of us have been in the downs at some point or other in their lives. I know I have.

I hope you get the fuels job, it's obvious you have a great understanding of wildland fire and I'm sure you would be a valuable asset to the program.

I still might be hitting you up if I'm lucky enough to land a monster Striped Bass.

Albert
Jan42Clyde

Gym climber
California
Mar 12, 2014 - 05:01am PT
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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2014 - 06:25pm PT
For sale,, 1 5 foot black bear rug- felt liner and borders with hanger clips, open mouth finished head going for COST----485.00 plus shipping. Excellent quality hair, jet black..


Credit: Ron Anderson
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 3, 2014 - 06:28pm PT
A fine offer! I'd snap it up but I don't have that chalet built yet. I suppose it's illegal to ship it to California or something dumb like that. Frigin state won't let me mail order elk hide and won't let Tandy carry it either.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
Actually, perfectly LEGAl in California,, i know,, shocker...;-) And yes, the price is giving it away..!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 3, 2014 - 06:39pm PT
Ron...You have any of those sasquatch furs...? I'm heading back up to sonora pass...rj
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
I could ask my buddy who used a squatch suit to create the "great Genoa NV sightings" if he still has that lol!


But beware,, he was chased by a drunken rancher one night who had a loaded 30-30 lol!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 3, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
hey there say, ron... wow, just saw this... retireing, then... oh my...

hope the next 'trail in life' will do well ... yep, like mouse said, bloom where planted... you will know which trail to work, when it comes...

we all enjoyed seeing all this work of yours...


extra note:
wow, i remember my auntie that died, years back, in her pond, HAD a bearskin rug--it came from our grandparents house--not sure from where, or who, but they lived in ohio (think it was brownish?)... i remember the smell of it, as a kid, when we visited there...
never did know what happened to it, but it was one of those unique kid-memory things, :)) ...

thanks for sharing, once again...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 3, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
Not exactly retiring Neebs, though id like to. But im just downsizing a bit to accommodate my other job.;-)
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