The art of taxidermy

John Hinde, of Carbondale, owner of Whitetails and Waterfowl Taxidermy in Murphysboro, works Tuesday to pose an eastern wild turkey while his daughter, 9-year-old Carlisle Hinde watches. John Hinde said he has worked as a taxidermist for 30 years, half of which were spent in Carbondale. Hinde, who originally started as an artist, said taxidermy was a way for him to get better material for artwork. “That’s why I still enjoy it today,” he said. “I feel like it’s a form of art.” Hinde’s twin daughters Carlisle and Cayden Hinde said they are excited to go on their first deer hunt with their dad this year. John Hinde said he looks forward to the bonding time with his daughters. Nicole Hester-Daily Egyptian

Photo taken by Nicole Hester of the Daily Egyptian

Nicole Hester-Daily Egyptian

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