Trophy taxidermy tips

Following these steps can insure that your trophy buck, duck or fish become art in the skillful hands of a taxidermist:

Take photos: Take lots of pictures of your deer, duck, or fish to help your taxidermist see what it looked like prior to being skinned.

Be prepared: If you’re going to mount a duck or goose, carry a plastic bag in which to put the bird, then keep it away from dogs and out from other hunters’ feet.

Shorten the freeze: It is not recommended to freeze anything very long before going to the taxidermist. Freezing will eventually dry out game.

Watch the knife: Don’t slit the throat of a deer and destroy the cape, mistakes that rarely can be repaired.

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John Flores was enticed in 1984 to leave his western digs in New Mexico for the Sportsman’s Paradise by his wife Christine. Never looking back, the author spends much of his free time writing about and photographing the state’s natural resources.