At the age
of 14, I began raising deer, foxes, turkeys, fish, ducks, peacocks,
chickens, and a raccoon. Over the years I’ve become an avid
hunter, fisherman, and trapper. My love of animals and the outdoors
became the determining factor for my occupational choice-taxidermy.
In 2006, I attended the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy located in
Ebensburg, PA. While there I received over 920 hours of
hands-on-training in mounting mammals, birds, and fish. During my eight
months at P.I.T , I completed 22 mounts including everything from a
small bluegill to a lifesize black bear. My curriculum also included
several hours of business classes to help in setting up and managing my
Raising my own animals allows me to see
the finer details that can’t be noticed by reference photos alone.
It also gives me the opportunity to take my own reference photos
from different angles.
Thanks for visiting my website and please
consider Afterlife for Wildlife Studio for your future taxidermy
needs. It would be an honor to bring your next trophy back to life.
Zachary Pennington-Wildlife Artist
© Afterlife for Wildlife 2015
Breakthrough Magazine Articles
My two part article on mounting a
red eared slider can be found in the spring issue #113 and summer