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26-point Swan Song

26-point Swan Song

By Mike Handley

Two years ago, Barb Putz Sanders put her shingle in the closet. After 50 years of plying her trade as a taxidermist, she walked away from the bench, abandoning her apron, knives, putty and paint, all the tools she used to turn dead animals into works of art. In the fall of 2018, the great grandmother dusted off those tools to mount one last deer. H...

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