NTA Cutting Edge
Apr. 24, 2015

Sarah Palin announces new career as taxidermist
The Daily Cardinal
After an unsuccessful vice presidential candidacy and a canceled reality TV show, Sarah Palin has set her tireless sights elsewhere: the booming business of taxidermy. Palin announced on Fox News recently that she will be opening a store in Wasilla, Alaska to sell her stuffed animals and preserved hides. More

Moore taxidermist wins 4 best of show awards
The Oklahoman
After previously winning first places at state competitions in Texas and Missouri for his work, Jason Smith cleaned up at last month's Kansas Taxidermy Association convention in Wichita, capturing best of show awards in four different categories.More

Tips from an Alaska taxidermist on the proper ways to prep a bear
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Taxidermist Charlie Livingston once had a customer who inadvertently hauled a still-living grizzly bear back from the North Slope to his North Pole workshop. The customer shot an arrow into the bear, which went into shock from blood loss. The hunter loaded what he thought was a bear carcass into his Ford Bronco for the hourslong drive down the Dalton Highway. In the process, he broke a fundamental field-care rule: Always gut an animal immediately after killing it.More

Follow the ladies of prey as they take on the World Championship of Taxidermy
A dead bird in the hand feels like a grenade: cold, compact, loaded. On a Saturday morning at Prey studio in downtown Los Angeles, eight taxidermy students — a grab bag of artists and curious amateurs, all but three of them women — lower frozen European starlings into kitchen sink baptisms. They take scalpels to the specimens. More

Meet the artist who was inspired by his childhood love of hunting and taxidermy to make sculptures
The Daily Mail
An artist who turns dead animals into unique works of art has recently come under fire for his bizzarre sculptures. Sean Crawford, from Carterton, New Zealand, said he picked up his distinctive style after his family taught him about hunting and taxidermy on the farm he grew up on. More