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Andrew Lancaster: Taxidermy's Mad Scientist

Andrew Lancaster: Taxidermy's Mad Scientist

OL sits down with Andrew Lancaster, a taxidermist from New Zealand who takes a unique approach to mounting animals.
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from Salladthewhitet... wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Everyone else basicly said it for me

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from Robby Parker wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I rarely comment on anything, but this article doesn't jive with me. "Not wasting skin" is no excuse for something like this. I think burying the animal is more respectful, but that's not the main reason I oppose this. The main reason is how this would be perceived by anti-hunting groups (even more so than a normal mount). We have enough problems with them already!!

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from Buddha12 wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

This dude must have access to some GREAT drugs... Seriously, this is different, but at least it is on purpose, and not a botched job like a lot of taxidermists. I enjoyed looking at them, but personally wouldn’t want to own one. Nice light hearted article.

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from montananative wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I personally think some of the work is ugly as hell. but some of it is actually really cool. Its just a crazy twist of taxidermy. and like he said he is putting these skins to use instead of letting them go to waste. I liked the pig with wings and the crow with white feathers. just my humble opinion.

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from thefriarz wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

obviously Photoshop is just a hobby as well. As far as the actual real taxidermy, let the man have some fun.

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from thefriarz wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

obviously Photoshop is just a hobby as well.

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from Robert Deioma wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

Yes everyone is entitled to their opinion, but before getting bent out of shape, no need taking everything so seriously. Like "Ruger" mentioned, I have seen Jackalopes in absolutely every taxidermy shop I've been to in my entire 48 years. From Ohio to NJ to Ca to FL. In FL I saw an alligator standing upright in a dancing position w/ a turtle shell on his head like an army helmet. LOL.

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from db270 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Did everyone commenting read the interview? The guy talks about being able to perserve things that would otherwise decay by using good parts of animals when the rest has been damaged. I think that is more respectful than tossing it. Also, we, as hunters, have to learn to be more open-minded with people that share parts of our passion even if they don't fit our perfect vision of an outdoorsman (be it a taxidermist like showcased here, or the guy using a crossbow during bow season) or we are no better than the close-minded PETA activist down the street saying that drinking milk or eating a burger is "disrespectful" to the animal...

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from trapper vic wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Sorry, but that is some ugly s**t. Get a new hobby or start doing it right!!!!!!!!!

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from IND_NRA wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I disagree with this segment. This is not the art of taxidermy, it is disresecptful not only to the animal, but to all of us that do taxidermy. I will now re-think my subscription do to the last couple of articles that have been covered by OL.

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from Bailey VanKirk wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

As an artist and practicing taxidermist I respect this guy's work, I've seen some really bad rogue taxidermy. There are a lot of antis out there that dont want to see the juxtaposition of different animals to create something new, but really... this guy is taking the time to work with and appreciate the skin. How many people really take the time to pay attention to the beauty that nature has to offer us? This spent time lovingly on someone's workbench, and I can tell you from personal experience that it requires a tremendous amount of love of art and nature to follow through on any animal project.

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from ResQMedic121 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I agree with Zenhunter. It is ridiculous. There is always a certain respect we show to the animals we harvest. This is not it.

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from zenhunter wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Seems juvenile to me. Like when guys hunt Africa and half their photo album is pics of dead baboons with sunglasses and beers. I wouldn't disrespect an animal I've taken this way, but to each his own I guess.

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from Ruger wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

What no Jackapoles?

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from zenhunter wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Seems juvenile to me. Like when guys hunt Africa and half their photo album is pics of dead baboons with sunglasses and beers. I wouldn't disrespect an animal I've taken this way, but to each his own I guess.

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from Bailey VanKirk wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

As an artist and practicing taxidermist I respect this guy's work, I've seen some really bad rogue taxidermy. There are a lot of antis out there that dont want to see the juxtaposition of different animals to create something new, but really... this guy is taking the time to work with and appreciate the skin. How many people really take the time to pay attention to the beauty that nature has to offer us? This spent time lovingly on someone's workbench, and I can tell you from personal experience that it requires a tremendous amount of love of art and nature to follow through on any animal project.

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from db270 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Did everyone commenting read the interview? The guy talks about being able to perserve things that would otherwise decay by using good parts of animals when the rest has been damaged. I think that is more respectful than tossing it. Also, we, as hunters, have to learn to be more open-minded with people that share parts of our passion even if they don't fit our perfect vision of an outdoorsman (be it a taxidermist like showcased here, or the guy using a crossbow during bow season) or we are no better than the close-minded PETA activist down the street saying that drinking milk or eating a burger is "disrespectful" to the animal...

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from Robert Deioma wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

Yes everyone is entitled to their opinion, but before getting bent out of shape, no need taking everything so seriously. Like "Ruger" mentioned, I have seen Jackalopes in absolutely every taxidermy shop I've been to in my entire 48 years. From Ohio to NJ to Ca to FL. In FL I saw an alligator standing upright in a dancing position w/ a turtle shell on his head like an army helmet. LOL.

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from trapper vic wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

Sorry, but that is some ugly s**t. Get a new hobby or start doing it right!!!!!!!!!

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from thefriarz wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

obviously Photoshop is just a hobby as well. As far as the actual real taxidermy, let the man have some fun.

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from Buddha12 wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

This dude must have access to some GREAT drugs... Seriously, this is different, but at least it is on purpose, and not a botched job like a lot of taxidermists. I enjoyed looking at them, but personally wouldn’t want to own one. Nice light hearted article.

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from Robby Parker wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I rarely comment on anything, but this article doesn't jive with me. "Not wasting skin" is no excuse for something like this. I think burying the animal is more respectful, but that's not the main reason I oppose this. The main reason is how this would be perceived by anti-hunting groups (even more so than a normal mount). We have enough problems with them already!!

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from Ruger wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

What no Jackapoles?

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from ResQMedic121 wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I agree with Zenhunter. It is ridiculous. There is always a certain respect we show to the animals we harvest. This is not it.

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from Salladthewhitet... wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Everyone else basicly said it for me

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from thefriarz wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

obviously Photoshop is just a hobby as well.

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from montananative wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I personally think some of the work is ugly as hell. but some of it is actually really cool. Its just a crazy twist of taxidermy. and like he said he is putting these skins to use instead of letting them go to waste. I liked the pig with wings and the crow with white feathers. just my humble opinion.

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from IND_NRA wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I disagree with this segment. This is not the art of taxidermy, it is disresecptful not only to the animal, but to all of us that do taxidermy. I will now re-think my subscription do to the last couple of articles that have been covered by OL.

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