Local Father and Son Continue Winning Streak

Apr 26th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Sports

  Harper’s Pure County Taxidermy owner Rodney Harper and son Jared attended the 2012 Mississippi Taxidermy Associations Annual Convention and Competition on April 12-14 at Morton Mississippi. This years show had 105 displays and Taxidermist from four different states. Jared Harper, 8th grader at Beebe Junior High, won best Amateur and Best of Category with his Crappie Mount. Rodney Harper,  owner of Pure Country Taxidermy, won for the second time in 2 years the Mississippi State (State Champion), 2012 in fish. He had a Largemouth Bass and Ruddy Duck Chasing Minnows Mount. “We try to compete annually and keep our skills above the competition” Rodney stated when asked what his technique was? Rodney also gave a seminar on painting Crappie with 35 people in attendance. Harper’s Pure Country Taxidermy has been in business for 22 years and is located at 2294 Hwy 31 North, Beebe.