Andrew Astill

<em>November 2016</em>
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November 2016

Into the beginning of November and I was still wondering where winter was hiding. Leaves still on the trees and I hadn’t pulled out any of my thick jumpers. I spoke too soon as heavy rain, snow and frosts were just around the corner. As last month was very hectic I'd put some me time aside, I enjoy taxidermy and have been an enthusiastic amateur for the past 3 years. In my workshop mounting birds, foxes and deer. I really immerse myself when given the time. Plus visiting my good friend Wayne a professional taxidermist who helps in many ways....
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<em>September 2016</em>
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September 2016

September is usually a busy month for me as one of my clients has numerous country fairs and food festivals booked. Extra deer have had to be culled, then butchered on top of my regular work. Many hours have been spent watching the Reds to decide what is to be taken. As my client is not interested in big racks, just body size although with age they both come together. Anything that's in poor condition or not particularly good body size is taken this month.   But I've also had a weeks holiday to fit in. Stalking in the Borders, on my...
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