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Carl Lewis has won state and regional honors for his taxidermy

Animals at York taxidermy shop come with stories, history

Taxidermist Carl Lewis

By Don Worthington — Business Editor
For every animal hanging from the walls of Carl Lewis’ shop in rural York County, there is a story.He points to a mounted English pheasant with pride, telling you how he killed it with a stone when he was 12 years old.Bucks, bears and elk adorn the walls or stand on the floor. He’s been to Idaho to hunt elk, Canada to hunt bear, and some of the mounted bucks he found much closer to home, hunting throughout South Carolina.  Read Article

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York Taxidermist Wins Awards

York taxidermist brings wildlife back to life

By Jennifer Becknell –

YORK –Carl Lewis killed and mounted his first pheasant when he was just 12 years old. As Lewis learned the skill of taxidermy, he began to mount them for the hunter friends of his father.

Now 53, Lewis has been mounting animals all his life — ducks and other birds, as well as fish, deer, bears, elk, lynx and even a huge buffalo that he killed while on a hunting trip out West.

He recently attended a Georgia State Taxidermy Association competition in Macon, Ga., where he ran away with awards in the fish division — two first-place ribbons for a chum salmon and pink salmon and four other awards.  Read Article