In the showroom at Jake Rouse Taxidermy on Ten-Ten Road in Wake County, Jake Rouse displays his awards and award-wining work.
In the showroom at Jake Rouse Taxidermy on Ten-Ten Road in Wake County, Jake Rouse displays his awards and award-wining work. Photo by Teri Boggess
In the showroom at Jake Rouse Taxidermy on Ten-Ten Road in Wake County, Jake Rouse displays his awards and award-wining work. Photo by Teri Boggess

Careful handling of deer results in better trophy mounts

November 08, 2017 05:02 PM

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