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VIDEO: Westmoreland tops in Pennsylvania for licensed taxidermists

Joe Napsha
| Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:24 p.m

With firearms deer hunting season winding down on Saturday, this is a good time of the year to be a taxidermist.

Taxidermy is a competitive business and no more so than in Westmoreland County, which has 57 of the state’s 1,173 taxidermists licensed by the state Department of Agriculture. No county has more.

The top 10 Pennsylvania counties with state-licensed taxidermists are:

  1. Westmoreland, 57
  2. Lancaster, 48
  3. Berks, 45
  4. York, 41
  5. Butler, 37
  6. Allegheny, 36
  7. Cambria, 33
  8. Luzerne, 32
  9. Indiana, 30
  10. Fayette and Somerset, 29

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, or via Twitter .

Dan Speicher | Tribune-Review
Taxidermist Kent Stryker, of World Class Animal Artistry in New Alexandria, works in his studio on Dec. 3, 2018.
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