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Outdoors with Big Country – Choosing the Right Taxidermist

country son 300KENTUCKY (1/24/13) – As most outdoorsmen know, in their first few years of hunting or fishing, they will likely get a Trophy keeper. It could be a big buck, a nice wild turkey, a crappie, a bass, or even a colorful hooded Merganser Duck, as my son, Lucas got this year.
 
Anytime you get a chance to take a trophy that you would like to mount for your wall, the first thing I suggest is to take extreme field care of the animal and try to keep it as clean as possible.
 
Next up, wrap it up in newspaper and a plastic bag and place it in your freezer. Of course, it’s a different situation with a deer. With a deer, field dress if possible as fast as you can. Remember to only field dress and cut as far as the rib cage. If possible, you can contact your choice of Taxidermist and they might agree to cape out the deer at their shop. Most of the time this is the best route to take as they know exactly how much they need to cut and cape out for a shoulder mount.
 
When approaching a Taxidermist for the first time, ask for references. I would even suggest visiting their shop and looking at their works in progress. If you call ahead and make an appointment, most Taxidermists will be glad to have you visit their shop.
 
There are several really good Taxidermists in and around your area. Pick your favorite and remember to stay within your budget limits.
 
When you do receive your trophy and place it in your man cave setting, it will be memories to look at and consider for a lifetime.
 
Until next time, I hope all our readers had a great season and are prepared for the upcoming spring season of Turkey hunting and fishing.

country friend duck 

Until next time, see you in the woods or on the water!
 
Randy Adams
Outdoors with Big Country
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