Fieldcare

To provide you with the best quality mount, we advise you to follow these basics for fielding your trophy:

Deer

  • Be careful when removing your trophy from the woods. Avoid dragging at all costs. If you must drag, try to keep the front half of the deer from touching the ground and do not drag by the neck. The parts of the body drug on the ground stand a greater chance of hair falling out or damage to the final mount.
  • AVOID getting the hide wet or damp.
  • NEVER hang by the neck.
  • NEVER cut the throat and avoid making unnecessary cuts.
  • GET YOUR TROPHY TO A TAXIDERMIST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
  • If you are unable to transport to a taxidermist immediately, place the deer into a freezer. DO NOT place into a large cooler with ice! Ice will melt and wet the hide causing damage. If placed in a cooler, use dry ice only.
  • Save plenty of hide! Too much hide is better than too little!

Please view this video for more details on preparing your trophy to be mounted:

Fish

  • AVOID netting the fish upon catch. Nets will split the fins and tail.
  • Be gentle when handling your trophy. Try not to bend the fish to avoid losing scales
  • GET YOUR TROPHY TO A TAXIDERMIST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
  • If you are unable to transport to a taxidermist immediately, carefully lay the fins next to the body and wrap the fish in a wet bath towel. This will help eliminate freezer burn and will keep a period of about 3 months.
  • DO NOT wrap your fish in any type of paper. Paper will draw moisture out of your fish and allow freezer burn at a faster pace.
  • Head Taxidermist, Jeff TenEyck, recommends getting a fish to a freezer in 4-6 hours from the time of catch.

 

After Mount Care

  • Clean mounts carefully with any dust remover and damp cloth

2 thoughts on “Fieldcare

    • Joe –

      We do Bobcat, as well as many other predatory animals. If you have one that you would like to have mounted, we would love to work with you! You can email Jeff, our lead Taxidermist directly at j10ike7@yahoo.com if you would like to discuss pricing and drop off options.

      Thank you for reaching out!

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