For some of us, the 2004 hunting season ended with a trip to the taxidermist. But chances are the professional currently working on your shoulder mount couldn't also pass for a prom queen. Amy Ritchie can. The 18-year-old from Midland, North Carolina, started doing taxidermy in 2002 in her family's attic. Now she has her state taxidermy license and her own shop and is a national champion in the trade. Her first-place ribbon from the 2003 National Taxidermy Championships is one of the 22 awards she's received over the past three years. Later this month, Ritchie is off to the world championships in Springfield, Illinois, where she'll display a full-body mount of a coyote in midair leaping after a fleeing doe-a piece that took her 40 hours to complete. F&S; caught up with Ritchie recently at her home.