Proper Care for your trophy
in the field will ensure you receive the best possible mount money can buy. Many
Sportsmen have lost their chance to preserve their trophy because they didn't
take the proper care after catching or harvesting the animal.
Below you'll find some
helpful tips to ensure you will get the quality mount you deserve.
Do not gut your fish.
If possible wrap the fish in
a wet towel and double wrap it in a plastic bag and freeze it flat.
Be careful with the fish's
fins and scales. These are fragile and could limit how you may have your trophy
Do not put your trophy on a
stringer. If possible keep it in a live well or just place it in a cooler.
Do not gut birds.
Wash as much blood and dirt
off the bird's feathers as possible.
Place the bird's head under
a wing and double wrap in plastic and freeze whole.
Be as careful as possible
with the bird's feathers.
Leave as much of the hide as
possible. Its better to have too much than not enough.
Do not cut the deer's
Don't drag the deer out of
the woods. This causes major hair loss which your Taxidermist may not be able to
Skin and freeze as soon as