Sunday, August 1

THE ART OF THE TROPHY: Notes from Wall, New Jersey

Part two.

The key to successful taxidermy is all in the eyes.

A fully loaded toolbox is also crucial.

As we were admiring Richard's tool collection, he was thrilled to point out his recently purchased--and most valued--tool: The Dan-D-Noser.

After the eyes and teeth, an accurately textured nose is most important in ensuring a realistic-looking animal. Roll the Dan-D-Noser over the fresh layer of sculpting epoxy on the nose skin, let dry, apply color or gloss, and you've got a great looking deer nose.

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