Field Care for that special mount

DariusTaxidermy

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The quality of your finished mount is determined by the way you treat the specimen in the field.
In the view of the many factors which have a very difinite effect on the final results of tanning and or mounting, such as primeness, general condition of specimen, climatic conditions, and lack of knowledge and facilities in the field by the individual, the Taxidermist will assume no responsibility or gaurantee to the results of any finished specimen.

* Antlered mammals, do not cut throat. Cut behind the antlers...........see diagram in Taxidery forum
* Shoulder mounts, cut hide well behind the forelegs ........................ see diagram in Taxidermy forum
* Wet skins, do not place in plastic bag, use ventilated cloth
* Wet skins, keep as cool as possible, prefer freezing
* Wet skins, do not salt.
* Birds, do not gut, keep in shaded area in field & keep dry if possible, freeze whole as soon as possible
* Small mammals, do not gut, freeze whole as soon as possible
* Fish & Snakes, do not gut, freeze whole as soon as possible


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