HEATH & LAURELLYNNE SEWELL
While heading west through Oregon in August, 2015, I stopped at a cafe outside of a town called Burns, and flipping through a newspaper there I noticed a story about a local taxidermist named Heath Sewell, who had been drawn to taxidermy and hunting at a young age. As an adult he paired those interests and started his own taxidermy business, which he runs with his wife, LaurelLynne.
Driving though Burns I happened to see a sign for Sewell's, and pulled in to see if they could spare some time to talk. An hour later we had covered topics ranging from the art of taxidermy to religion, stereotypes, factory farming and the ethics of hunting.