In March at the Michigan Taxidermists Association's annual convention I felt like I was dreaming each time I was called up to accept another award for my bear/fawn peice.
In April I finally pulled off a quest that I'd been attempting for quite a few years. I took a beautiful double bearded eastern tom turkey with my bow.
October came with rewards of it's own this year, after shivering in a tree stand for three hours the most beautiful buck I've ever seen in the wild sauntered by within bow range and my shot was perfect! So came to fruition my longtime desire to take a Pope & Young record book buck.
All these events meant a lot to me without a doubt but the best was yet to come. I realized in December that Hamilton's Taxidermy had actually grown 150% in the past year, and we're in a recession! It's always great to have your dreams of good things come to fruition but to be able to make a thriving business with those dreams is amazing. I want to thank all of you for trusting me with your trophies and allowing me do what I love.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and a very happy and prosperous New Year.