What to do?? Help!

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What to do?? Help!

Postby DawgMD » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:05 pm

It's been years since I had any birds mounted and now that I have two sons hunting for the first time this year, I promised them that if they shot a really nice drake pintail I would get it mounted for them. Can any of you give me some good advice on what steps I need to take for the care of the bird from the time its downed to the time to the taxidermist?
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Postby Pete-pec » Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:25 pm

This has been posted before on the Taxidermy forum under "how long". But, here it is again. Tuck his head under it's wing and then put it into a zip-lock freezer bag. You can 2-ply it if you would like. You can also put some paper towel in it's mouth to keep blood off the feathers. Push all the air youj can out of the bag. This will prevent freezer burn longer. Hope this helps. Wings cupped, Pete
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Postby DawgMD » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:55 pm

Thanks Pete!
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Postby Pete-pec » Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:59 pm

No problem! :salude:
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Postby shrpshtr » Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:53 pm

i just use a leg off of a pair of panty hose. insert the duck head first, like you're putting on a sock. this will keep the feathers laying in the proper direction. from that point, it goes into the freezer until i can get it to the taxidermist. (which is usually within 7 days of killing it.)
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Postby Gooseboy » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:34 pm

shrpshtr thats a good idea but i do what pete said but dont let air into it! and ive heard of birds being preserved that way for 2 years!!
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Postby frazier2209 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:42 pm

shrpshtr, read the how long thread and it says not to put them in a pantyhose
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Fri May 20, 2005 12:57 am

shrpshtr wrote:i just use a leg off of a pair of panty hose. insert the duck head first, like you're putting on a sock. this will keep the feathers laying in the proper direction. from that point, it goes into the freezer until i can get it to the taxidermist. (which is usually within 7 days of killing it.)


Would those happen to be your panty hose, or your wives? :yes:

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