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Helping Hand Hangers Presents...

Welcome to the free taxidermy video page. As you may already have known, we've been producing videos featuring beginner lessons of taxidermy. These free taxidermy videos begin with caping and flesing, and will continue on to the final stages of mounting. These "how-to" taxidermy videos are free to view, but we will soon have an option to purchase a DVD with all of these videos combined so you don't have to be at your computer while practicing.

A new feature to this page is the video menu. We've broken down the list into several areas in an attempt to make it easier to find the taxidermy video you're looking for. Please enjoy!

Product Related Whitetail Prep'ing Series
Helping Hand Hangers Prep'ing - Part 1
Wall Bracket Demonstration Prep'ing - Part 2
Whitetail Fleshing Series Prep'ing - Part 3
Caping Prep'ing - Part 4
Fleshing - Part 1: Lips Whitetail Final Mount Series
Fleshing - Part 2: Nose Mounting - Part 1
Fleshing - Part 3: Eyes Mounting - Part 2
Fleshing - Part 4: Ears Mounting - Part 3
Fleshing - Part 5: Beam Mounting - Part 4
Whitetail BONDO EAR Video Mounting - Part 5
Bondo Ears Mounting - Part 6
Black Bear Fleshing Series Mounting - Part 7
Black Bear Fleshing - Part 1: Mouth Mounting - Part 8
Black Bear Fleshing - Part 2: Paws Mounting - Part 9
Black Bear Fleshing - Part 3: Skull Removal
Black Bear Fleshing - Part 4: Lip and Nose Splitting
Black Bear Fleshing - Part 5: Turning the Ears
Black Bear Fleshing - Part 6: Fleshing Beam

  

Helping Hand Hangers - Basic Installation and Use


Description

"Basic Installation and Use" of the Helping Hand Hanger. Steve takes you through the simple steps of installing the hanger on the back of a whitetail mannikin, and shows how easy it is to place the form on the mounting stand. [Length: 59 seconds]

Helping Hand hangers are available to order on the products page.


Wall Brackests and Modified Plate for Large Game Heads
Weight tested at over 240 lbs!


Description

A demonstration of strength when using the Helping Hand Hanger and the wall bracket. Steve puts his neck on the line when he stands on the head of the deer mannikin while attached to the wall. Watch what happens! [Length: 2 minutes 25 seconds]

Wall brackets are available to order on the products page.


  

  

Beginners Taxidermy "How-to" Videos

How to Cape Whitetail Deer


Description

Walkthrough on the caping process. A professional taxidermist demonstrates how to cape a whitetail buck. [Length: 9 minutes 55 seconds]


How to Fleshing Whitetail - Part 1: Lips


Description

Part 1 of Fleshing. Watch the techniques of fleshing the lips of a whitetail. Be sure to use a sharp blade and make careful cuts. The fleshing tool and fleshing cone used in these taxidermy videos are now in production. Click here to order the new "Yellow Thing", and here to order the hardwood fleshing cone. [Length: 9 minutes 40 seconds]


How to Fleshing Whitetail - Part 2: Nose


Description

Part 2 of Fleshing. Watch the techniques of fleshing the nose of a whitetail. Be sure to use a sharp blade and make careful cuts. The fleshing tool and fleshing cone used in these taxidermy videos are now in production. Click here to order the new "Yellow Thing", and here to order the hardwood fleshing cone. [Length: 8 minutes 03 seconds]


How to Fleshing Whitetail - Part 3: Eyes


Description

Part 3 of Fleshing. Watch the techniques of fleshing the eyes of a whitetail. Be sure to use a sharp blade and make careful cuts. The fleshing tool and fleshing cone used in these taxidermy videos are now in production. Click here to order the new "Yellow Thing", and here to order the hardwood fleshing cone. [Length: 6 minutes 22 seconds]


How to Fleshing Whitetail - Part 4: Ears


Description

Part 4 of Fleshing. Watch the techniques of fleshing the ears of a whitetail. Be sure to use a sharp blade and make careful cuts. The fleshing tool and fleshing cone used in these taxidermy videos are now in production. Click here to order the new "Yellow Thing", and here to order the hardwood fleshing cone. [Length: 9 minutes 44 seconds]


How to Fleshing Whitetail - Part 5: Fleshing Beam


Description

Part 5 of Fleshing. Watch the techniques of using a fleshing beam. Be sure to use a sturdy beam, sharp blade, and make careful cuts. [Length: 9 minutes 53 seconds]


Preparing for Mounting - Part 1


Description

Part 1 of Preparing for Mounting. [Length: 9 minutes 48 seconds]


Preparing for Mounting - Part 2


Description

Part 2 of Preparing for Mounting. [Length: 8 minutes 12 seconds]


Preparing for Mounting - Part 3


Description

Part 3 of Preparing for Mounting. [Length: 10 minutes 00 seconds]


Preparing for Mounting - Part 4


Description

Part 4 of Preparing for Mounting. [Length: 9 minutes 30 seconds]


Bondo Ears


Description

Attempt with EXTREME caution! Utilize bondo and fiberglass to form a whitetail deer ear. This is an advanced taxidermy process. Please do use extreme caution. [Length: 9 minutes 47 seconds]


Mounting - Part 1

Play: Mounting a Whitetail - Part 1

Description

This video shows the beginning of the final stages of mounting a whitetail deer including preparing the form and fitting the cape. [Length: 11 minutes 06 seconds]


Mounting - Part 2

Play: Mounting a Whitetail - Part 2

Description

A look at removing the form release on the whitetail mannikin, forming the nose, and inserting "speed septums". [Length: 9 minutes 49 seconds]


Mounting - Part 3

Play: Mounting a Whitetail - Part 3

Description

This video includes setting the eyes on the mannikin using "critter clay" and rebuilding the ear butts. We highly recommend using quality taxidermy reference materials. [Length: 12 minutes 45 seconds]


Mounting - Part 4

Play: Mounting Whitetail - Part 4

Description

This free taxidermy howto video includes application of hide paste, fitting of the hide, and proper placement of the brisket skin. [Length: 9 minutes 46 seconds]


Mounting - Part 5

Play: Mounting Whitetail - Part 5

Description

This free taxidermy howto video includes the building of "muscle" under the antler burs with an epoxy compound, and sewing techniques for closing the hide. [Length: 14 minutes 03 seconds]


Mounting - Part 6

Play: Mounting Whitetail - Part 6

Description

Steve demonstrates application of hide paste on the face area of the whitetail mannikin, "taxi-ing" and securing the nose skin, and stuffing the deer lips. [Length: 14 minutes 03 seconds]


Mounting - Part 7

Play: Mounting Whitetail - Part 7

Description

This video demonstrates whitetail eye lid tucking. It is HIGHLY recommended to use quality referrence. Also be sure to concern yourself with symmetry. [Length: 13 minutes 46 seconds]


Mounting - Part 8

Play: Mounting Whitetail - Part 8

Description

Approaching the final stages of mounting a whitetail deer. This free taxidermy video addresses position of the ears, seam sticthing and grooming of the seam. [Length: 16 minutes 27 seconds]


Mounting - Part 9

Play: Mounting Whitetail - Part 9

Description

This is the 2nd to last video in the whitetail mounting series. This video demonstrates securing the stitching area with cardboard, stapling the hide to the back of the deer form, trimming excess hide, and grooming. [Length: 8 minutes 0 seconds]



  

Black Bear Series

Here is our latest video series free of charge online. We'll be posting these free bear taxidermy videos in clusters from now through opening season (Canada). As always, if you have questions regarding the taxidermy process or our tools/products, please sign up with on our forums.

Black Bear Taxidermy - Part 1

Play: Black Bear Taxidermy - Part I

Description

First installment of the "howto" black bear taxidermy by Helping Hand Hangers. Basic fleshing of the face area including the mouth, nose, and up to eyes. Steve utilizes a tape measure, scalpel, and Borax in this video. [Length: 8 minutes 15 seconds]

Black Bear Taxidermy - Part II

Play: Black Bear Taxidermy - Part II

Description

Second installment of "howto" black bear taxidermy by Helping Hand Hangers. Steve tackles skinning out a bear paw. Although we will be doing only a shoulder mount, this may be of use for you all wanting to do a half or full mount. He utilizes a scalpal, drill, and plier cutters. [Length: 11 minutes 18 seconds]

Black Bear Taxidermy - Part III

Play: Black Bear Taxidermy - Part III

Description

Third installment of "howto" black bear taxidermy by Helping Hand Hangers. This is the final portion of removing the bear skull. Bears are extremely greasy and hard to handle, so Steve uses a hanger from the ceiling to let gravity help. Watch as he finds the base of the ears. We hope you enjoy these free taxidermy videos. [Length: 7 minutes 37 seconds]

Black Bear Taxidermy - Part IV

Play: Black Bear Taxidermy - Part IV

Description

Fourth installment of "howto" black bear taxidermy by Helping Hand Hangers. This videos is lip and nose cartilage splitting. Steve utilizes his "Yellow Thing" fleshing tool and Borax for grip. Always use sharp blades for this process! [Length: 10 minutes 01 seconds]

Black Bear Taxidermy - Part V

Play: Black Bear Taxidermy - Part V

Description

Fifth installment of "howto" black bear taxidermy by Helping Hand Hangers. This videos shows how to turn a bear ear (only one is shown for time saving purposes. Steve utilizes his "Yellow Thing" fleshing tool and Borax for grip once again. He also uses a scalpel - the back side of the blade - and a sharpening steel with a rounded point. [Length: 10 minutes 52 seconds]

Black Bear Taxidermy - Part VI

Play: Black Bear Taxidermy - Part 6

Description

Sixth installment of "howto" black bear taxidermy by Helping Hand Hangers. This video shows how to flesh the rest of the cape using a filet knife, a fleshing beam, and a double handled fleshing knife. Sharp knives are a must! [Length: 7 minutes 57 seconds]

Taxidermy Product Spotlight
Fleshing Cone

Fleshing Cone

Use this tool with fleshing of sensitive areas such as the eyes, nose and lips of a big game animal. Click here for more details.

Taxidermy Product Spotlight