I was born and raised here in Newburg where my love of hunting, fishing, and the outdoors was ingrained at a very early age. I first learned taxidermy from a very old taxidermy course of my father’s. It was The Northwestern School of Taxidermy and thus planted the seed for my current profession. After high school, I chose career in the U.S. Navy and that kept me moving around, until I ended up in Adak, Alaska with my wife Lisa and two boys, Jonas and Dakota. While on Adak, I learned taxidermy from my good friend and mentor, Jack Hodnick, and Tonneson’s Taxidermy was born. I’ll always be grateful, Jack!!!
Retirement found us back here in good old Newburg, where the hunting and fishing just seemed to have gotten better than I’d ever remembered.
Our whole family loves to be in the outdoors. We all love to hunt, fish, camp and so on. One of my fondest memoreis is the look on our boys faces at the ages of 10 and 12 when they harvested their first bucks. It was priceless. They especially like to brag about their first bow kill because I was 30 years old before I got my first deer and Lisa has yet to score with her bow. She’s waiting for “The ‘Turdy’ Point Buck”.
I have been doing Taxidermy instruction for about fifteen years now and it has been a great success. I really enjoy it and teaching has been a really rewarding experience.
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