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Outdoors with Lauren: Turning a Kill into a Trophy

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There's no better feeling than reaching the apex of your sport. Often, trophies are lasting evidence of accomplishment, and a Weston man takes pride in creating that for hunters. Transforming a kill into a trophy.

After a dedicating all the time and energy into a hunt, there is no better reminder of your success than seeing a kill mounted on the wall as a trophy. That's where Glen Haas of Superior Taxidermy in Weston comes in.

Hass says, "A lot of people will hunt a lifetime and maybe only get a smaller 7 or 8 pointer, that they want to have done, but it is their trophy and there is always bigger fish, bigger deer out there but its in the eye of the beholder."

With bow and gun deer hunting season coming to a close business has picked up, but every customer has different taste of how they'd like their prized trophy presented.

Haas runs a full service taxidermy and he says he can never guess what's going come in through the door next. "I do a lot of work from all over the world, Africa, new Zealand Alaska. I do a lot of deer, bear, fish, ducks, pretty much everything. There are a few different occasions where I do pets. I do dogs, cats. I do small birds, I also have a reptile out there. Its a 13 foot snake that came in so there are a lot of different things that come in the door that give me a challenge."

Haas knows the mounting of animals is an acquired taste, but he takes satisfaction in knowing that he's helped complete the hard work of a hunter no matter where the trophy ends up.

"A lot of time these deer or fish whatever it may be even a bear, it may be something that is really prized. They hunted hard for this animal and to be able to complete a nice looking mount that they're going to be able to enjoy for the rest of their life. To see the look on their face when that deer comes back to them and they get to hang it on their wall and they're proud of it. That is very rewarding to me to see that."

 

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