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April 2, 2014  |  Artisan

The UTA auctioned off a 3 day seminar with Jim Kimball and Brenda Duvall at their studio in Medford, WI.  It was an awesome opportunity to sharpen your skills with two very accomplished taxidermists.


** Pictures of winner and summary reprinted from taxidermy.net


​I want to thank the UTA for an excellent seminar they auctioned off with Jim Kimball and Brenda Duvall.

I went to Jim and Brenda’s shop this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We altered a brown bear from a standing on all fours to a body twisted leg raised open mouth bear.  It was a great learning experience.  They covered everything, from start to finish.

What a great opportunity to learn hands-on on a lot of things.  More than I can explain here.  They provided unbelievable hospitality with a beautiful place to stay with great meals from both Brenda and Jim on the grill.

 If anyone has this opportunity you better take advantage of it.



“Thanks again to the UTA and Jim & Brenda” – Todd


Jim Kimball and Brenda Duvall

Friday was spent test fitting and altering the body and rodding the form.  On Saturday we altered the head, neck, and mouth, along with clay work and fit on hide and sewed up.  Sunday we did all the facial tucking and adjusting.  Then after that was done we finished a couple of bears they had in the shop.

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