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Bud Piserchia painting the nose on one of his mounts. (PHOTO:  Mark Kurtz)
Bud Piserchia painting the nose on one of his mounts. (PHOTO: Mark Kurtz)

Traditional Work, Pt. 4: A taxidermist in Keene masters paint, sculpture and stitchery

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This week and next, North Country Public Radio is exploring the lives of people who do traditional work. These are arts and types of industry that people would have been using to make a living in our region a century ago, or even longer. Bud Piserchia is a master taxidermist working in Keene. Over the last four decades, his North Country Taxidermy shop has also emerged one of the most important marketplaces in the Northeast for animal skins and antlers. Bud spoke about his work recently with Brian Mann.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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