Like so many boys growing up, I had always hoped to someday be able to make a living doing what I enjoyed so much……being outdoors, and anything having to do with nature. My growing passion for animals in any form, and my obsession with fishing built a foundation and a wonderful understanding to all the ways to enjoy the outdoors and everything in it. I loved to draw and paint, and spent countless hours learning to put what I had seen on paper. Fish were a favorite subject and specimens were readily available at the docks in Oyster Bay, LI. “Sagamore Hill”, Teddy Roosevelt’s home was just around the corner, and it was there, after many trips to view his trophies, that my interest in taxidermy spurred a lifelong passion.
I’m Ed Hancock, I’m owner of Full Fan Taxidermy in Lexington, Ky. which specializes in turkeys. I’ve been in the taxidermy field for over 40 years. I’ve have taken the WASCO Award,McKenzie Award & numerous 1st places awards with my turkeys. I’m looking forward to being a contributor to Taxidermy Talk to share advice,tips and what ever else we all want to talk about.
I have been hunting for 46 years. Turkey hunting is my passion. I have been a taxidermist for 27 years, specializing in Whitetail deer, but I mount all North American game as well. I am a Life Member of the National Taxidermists Association. I was born and raised in Licking County Ohio, where I still live with my wife of 31 years, Vicky.
Denny Murwaska has been a professional taxidermist for over 35 years. ” I have only one passion in this field, fish and the painting of such marvelous creatures.”With an MS in biology, I put knowledge and passion into each artistic venture., and helped develop some fish eyes in Europe.I examine each fish I catch, and their eyes are true gems.I have been a professional writer and columnist for many years in the outdoor arena, and currently write for On Wisconsin Outdoors, UP Magazine,and I am a regular contributor to Breakthrough magazine, a leading taxidermy publication. Retired now from teaching,I live mostly in the Wisconsin backwoods Coulee country of rugged hills and valleys full of trout , as well as part of the year in the Caribbean. A truly blessed life.