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This mounted turkey is an example of the work of Scott Moore, owner of Mountain Man Taxidermy in Craig. In June, Moore and collaborator Leland Reinier, owner of Big Cat Taxidermy in Craig, won first place honors at the Colorado State Taxidermy Competition in Salida.

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Practice makes perfect

NW Colo. home to numerous talented taxidermists

You’re in good hands if you’re looking to preserve your animal in Craig. The town’s taxidermists are in a league of their own, head and shoulders above those found elsewhere in the field. Want proof? In early June, two local taxidermists accomplished something that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. Scott Moore and Leland Reinier submitted a collaborative piece to a taxidermy competition and won.

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