Question on Freezing?

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Question on Freezing?

Postby duckman27 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:37 am

I shot a bird a couple days ago that I'm going to get mounted. Problem is that I'm 1,100 miles away from home/taxidermist and don't have access to a freezer for the bird. The earliest I could get to the taxidermist is New Year's Eve. What should I do with it for now? Is alright to leave it unfrozen for a few more days?
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Re: Question on Freezing?

Postby King Eider » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:28 pm

SHOT A COUPLE DAYS AGO!? NOOO!

You might bee too late now. Get that thing in a freezer ASAP if you want to keep it. Find a motel or Quicky Mart that will let you store it (wrapped in plastic bags) until you leave for home then transport it in an insulated cooler so it stays frozen then to the taxi ASAP or back in your home freezer.
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Re: Question on Freezing?

Postby Cougar125 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:30 pm

Have you been able to keep it cold/refrigerated? Depending on the temps I think you might be ok. Maybe somebody with more experience will chime in.
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Re: Question on Freezing?

Postby duckman27 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:51 pm

It's been around 45 degrees
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Re: Question on Freezing?

Postby Louisiana Duck Slayer » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:20 pm

duckman27 wrote:It's been around 45 degrees



It's a goner IMO
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Re: Question on Freezing?

Postby Pete-pec » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:05 am

I would minimally believe the feathers will slip at the belly and vent, where all the digestive bacteria does its nasty stuff….especially in that thin belly skin.

That is too bad.
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