I shot my first Mallard in Jan '06. I tucked his head under the wing and place him inside a pantyhose leg and wrapepd it in newspaper. It has been sitting in my freezer til now. My question is, is it still able to be taxidermied?
Next time stay away from the newspaper, it draws the moisture out of the skin faster causing freezerburn sooner. Your best bet is plastic bags. That being said, a good taxi should not have much trouble bringing it back to life.