Does anyone know what season it is? That's right it's Gopher for everyone, and it is officially Show Season for us! Last weekend we had a large display at the Consort Gun & Hobby Show and had a great time visiting with friends and clients. I think someone managed to sneak in a little gun shopping too. Ahem, Curtis... Anyway, we had the whole family running the booth and Q and L had fun telling everyone what the animals were and where they originated. We had a few special mounts from one of our hard-core sheep hunting clients; a double pedestal including a Transcaspian Urial sheep and a Punjab Urial sheep which were both taken in Pakistan, and this beautiful life-sized Marco Polo taken in Tajikistan. Too bad this guy can't stay in our showroom!
The Marco Polo was a lot of work, probably about 60 plus hours into the mount and base, but Show Season isn't over yet. Next week we will be heading to Montana for their state taxidermy competition and Curtis has four competition pieces on the go at the moment, the boys each have an art piece and I'm trying to keep them all motivated, fed, clothed and rested. Although Curtis seems intent on giving up sleep entirely for the next short while at least, lol. Everything for the competition is a bit of a secret, but we will post pictures (and hopefully some ribbons) when we get back.