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Thread: pre 1950s taxidermy 'halycon era'

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    pre 1950s taxidermy 'halycon era'

    Gentlemen of Better Lands , hope all is well.

    Been meaning to ask if any of the gurus or the older Gentlemen who may of been in the know back in the earlier days and might of heard something from a bit earlier again..... In Regards to howwwww the old Wapitis, Iconic Red stags an all that Jazz from NZ was 'Tanned' prior to Mounting ?

    proberly say 1950 for a benchmark, a little north of is fine in terms of methods on tanning but the earlier the better for this instance please


    Thank you all...

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    contact O'Roukes in pleasant point...the boys will know forsure...it has changed hands but was family business passed from Gerry onto the 3 sons....all great folks,salt of the earth...they did refurb work on some of the older halycon era so will definately know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    contact O'Roukes in pleasant point...the boys will know forsure...it has changed hands but was family business passed from Gerry onto the 3 sons....all great folks,salt of the earth...they did refurb work on some of the older halycon era so will definately know.
    May not be the best week to reach out to the family there. Sad to report that Lance O’Rourke passed away earlier this week

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    very sad to hear that.....he was one heck of a nice fella.
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    I think they used arsenic to tan the headskins back then......
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    Thanks muzza, il look into that claim more ! would be about right too that era.

    condolences for the loss of a kiwi hunter / legend
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