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Old taxidermy museum in North Central Pa?

Does anyone out there remember a wildlife museum with stuffed animals somewhere near the PA Grand Canyon area? About 40 years ago I seem to remember my parents taking me there when I was about 4 years old. I'm pretty sure it's not there anymore. What was the name?
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Re: Old taxidermy museum in North Central Pa?

there was a taxidermy shop on rt 6 at the bottom of Shin Hollow rd had a caboose with it the owners eventually opened Rough cut lodge.......it then became a gift shop but still housed some of the taxidermists work.......the name was Newrucks
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Re: Old taxidermy museum in North Central Pa?

I believe in my travels back in the 60's and early 70's a place called "Black Forest something"... It was in that area and I always enjoyed stopping in, usually with my hunting buddies about half drunked up !! Amazing we made it through those days.
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Re: Old taxidermy museum in North Central Pa?

Was it fin fur and feather? It's not there anymore
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Re: Old taxidermy museum in North Central Pa?

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there was a taxidermy shop on rt 6 at the bottom of Shin Hollow rd had a caboose with it the owners eventually opened Rough cut lodge.......it then became a gift shop but still housed some of the taxidermists work.......the name was Newrucks

Yes we stop at the kaboose gift shop every year.
There is another gift shop a little past there I believe it's called call of the north gift shop. It was closed but has reopened with new management.

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Re: Old taxidermy museum in North Central Pa?

I think it was Fin Fur and Feather. Where was that place?
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Re: Old taxidermy museum in North Central Pa?

On route 44 and route 664 in Clinton county. Was owned by Paul Asper
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I think it was Fin Fur and Feather. Where was that place?
No where near the Pa grand canyon........lol
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Yes sparkcasher...that was the name....fin, fur, feather...Why do I keep thinking "black forest" was involved ??
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Re: Old taxidermy museum in North Central Pa?

Fin fur and feather was a nice place to stop and browse
in the late 50s thru the 60s. They had some animals caged
behind the store including a nice size bear.
The owner whoe's name has been mentioned, became an early distributor for Artic Cat snowmobiles and warehoused them there. Apperently he became pretty successful, ultimately sold the franchise, and became pretty much a full time hunter around the world. Ultimatly opening the museum
and a much larger store behind the old location which still
exists. What with the overhead cost of running a place like
that I often wondered how they could stay open. But I guess
its easy to make a small fortune if you have a big one to
start with. I guess it ultimately got small enough that the
place closed. Id also (heard) that he had gotten into trouble with having protected animals in his exhibit.
Actually the grand canyon isn't all that far from there
at least by way of crow fly.
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