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Farmington resident Eric Katzenmeyer believes the fact he has been a hunter most of his life helps him better understand what a good mount should look like.

Farmington man is in business for the birds

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For most people, a freezer full of dead birds means there will be plenty of duck for dinner. For Eric Katzenmeyer, it means practice.


Since October, Katzenmeyer has been fine-tuning his taxidermy skills in preparation for the launch of Taking Flight Taxidermy. He's been perfecting the art of removing fat from a bird's skin, and of getting positioned mounted just so. It's a messy job at times, but Katzenmeyer is enjoying himself.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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