By Passion for the Hunt
Great taxidermy is a way of commemorating a memorable hunt or animal. Finding the right taxidermist to transform your animal into a beautiful piece of décor is serious business. Jamie Risovi from New Rockford, North Dakota owns and operates Risovi Taxidermy Studio and is considered one of the best in the region for big game, full body mounts and habitat. Risovi was originally a school teacher by trade but always had a great love for the outdoors and art. His longtime love of taxidermy began to turn heads several years ago. In 2007, Risovi participated in the “Whitetail Deer National Championships” and took home the top spot. His second National title came the following year in 2008.
By Tayler Michels, Passion for the Hunt
The liberal framework of the spring conservation season for snow geese allows the use of additional tools like E-Callers and while these tools are effective, hunters continue to modify and adapt their tactics. The amount of decoy spreads that snow geese encounter up and down the flyway is astronomical. Snow geese are hunted eight months out of the year and birds are conditioned and educated.
Nebraska’s Geoff Nemnich is a two time world champion coyote caller and manages the Lucky Duck Decoy Company’s Pro Staff. Nemnich is one of those rare individuals who is not only a great predator hunter… but a great teacher, quick to share his knowledge to help other predator hunters become more successful. As winter progresses, Nemnich stresses that coyote hunters have to make some major adjustments to not only their calling strategies but stand placement in order to be successful.