Rodney Harper, owner of Harper’s Pure Country Taxidermy in Damascus, Arkansas, won the 2014 national champion title in fish taxidermy. Harper’s son, Jared, a junior at Greenbrier High, won the youth national title in the same category. The 43rd Annual National Taxidermy Convention and Competition was held July 16-19 in Springdale, Arkansas. Rodney Harper, pictured with some of his awards and work, has been doing taxidermy for 25 years and chasing the national title for 20 years.

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