Art of the Hunt

At the Dallas Safari Club convention, visitors can walk 360 degrees around some of the displays. This sable and lion are entangled in a life or death struggle. The other side is just as impressive. (Kevin Jarnagin photo)

Taxidermy captures eyes, imagination at Dallas Safari Club expo

DALLAS — This ain’t your great-grandpa’s old cotton-and-plaster stuffed deer head. Today’s taxidermy is high art.


And there’s no finer gallery than the Dallas Safari Club convention and expo. The Jan. 9-12, 2014, event features world-class taxidermy exhibits showcasing game species from Africa to Alaska.

Every taxidermist strives for realism and detailed expression of creativity — even up close.


So go ahead. Click the image to take a close look at these works of art.
Elk taxidermy



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