"Shelf Life" of bird mounts

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"Shelf Life" of bird mounts

Postby johnsonthehunter » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:02 pm

I have heard that bird mounts can become kind of ratty after a while, I was just wondering how long they usually stay looking good. I have a pair of wood ducks at the taxidermist right now and cant wait to get them back.
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Re: "Shelf Life" of bird mounts

Postby King Eider » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:18 am

If properly cared for and displayed properly you can pass bird mounts down through generations. First rule is to protect from sunlight. UV rays will destroy a mount in less than a year if exposed to sun. So keep away from sun. Second if you can get it under glass to protect it from smoke, dust other airborne things that will attach to feathers. Don't keep it in an area of high humidity either. Clean them (dust) with a feather duster or soft bristled paint brush. NEVER use a cleaning solution of any sorts cause that can possibly leave residue that dirt can cling to.

The first duck I shot was a drake Wood Duck that I got mounted in 1977 and it looks fantastic to this day.
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Re: "Shelf Life" of bird mounts

Postby johnsonthehunter » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:55 pm

Thank you very much!
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