Saturday, November 6, 2010


Here's my taxidermy story. I had a really fun time going out and talking to this guy. He's super interesting.

CORNELIUS -- Brian Snyder's phone rings off the hook. People ask: When will my deer be ready? (Next year.) When's the best time to hunt? (Dry days.) Why can't I get a kill? (You just have to put in the time.)

People knock on his door, too. "'Scuse me," Snyder tells one customer. "Let me get that skull for you."

Snyder, 44, is a taxidermist -- one of the best in the state, according to online hunting forums. This time of year -- smack dab in the middle of deer season -- is his busiest time. But don't let all the phone calls and door knocks fool you. This is the worst deer season Snyder has seen in 20 years.

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