Re: Books recommendations
You may find DVD video instruction to be the most helpful and easily understood means of learning taxidermy. Wasco (Wildlife Artist Supply Company) offers a very wide selection of instructional videos on all areas of taxidermy. Watch the video a few times and then practice, practice, and practice some more. When you feel comfortable with what your doing, you may want to consider competition. I feel personally that, hands down, nothing will stimulate realism and creativity in your mounts more than taxidermy competition. I wish you the best.