Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

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
Contact Randy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

Bison Auction Set for Jan. 31 at LBL

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (12/24/14) — A public auction to reduce the size of Land Between The Lakes’ bison herds will be held… Read More

Winter Birding and Eagle Viewing Opportunities Offered

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (12/24/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers the public eagle viewing… Read More

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 9828

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 19, 2014 6123

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 19, 2014 5220

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 19, 2014 4694

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 19, 2014 3928

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 23, 2014 3771

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 19, 2014 3638

Vehicle Explodes into Flames on Pride Avenue

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
December 23, 2014 3244

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 22, 2014 3145

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 20, 2014 2972

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

December 24, 2014 9828

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 23, 2014 2663

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell
December 23, 2014 2390

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight
December 24, 2014 1447

KCC Hosts 'Gift of Life' Opportunity

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1416

'Frozen' Plays to One Last Packed House at Living…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1393

2014 Looking Back: World Saddened at Death of…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1345

Statewide Broadband Initiative Launched

in Top News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
December 24, 2014 1228

True Gift of Christmas Trumps Evil by Richard…

in Top News For All Sites by Richard Nelson
December 24, 2014 1058

How to Avoid Post-Holiday Shopping Crowds

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 24, 2014 1013

Holiday Waste by the Numbers

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss