Paul C...you have just never seen a properlly mounted freeze dried bird.....and freeze drying can also distort birds if you dont know what you are doing....try putting a pc of closed cell foam"neck material" in a freeze dryer...and put some critter clay in one......using freeze dry is just a tool and you have to know how to use it RIGHT.....its not allways a time saver...sometimes its more work to get good results.....as modern taxidermists our goal should be to produce the most accurate life-like specimen we can.....whatever the method.....freeze dry bans in competitions are done by those that are simply unimformed,same goes for using such things as fake bills,cast feet/noses...plastic teeth......the list goes on....any competition should be "open" to any technique the artist chooses to use ...period
I was simply pointing out things with this new rule I didnt agree with, and I do not get personal. I never even mentioned the state this happened in , and I wont ! If I see something wrong, and goes against my beleifs, I speak my peace. I may not always be right, but at least I have the balls to speak my peace ! Thats alot more than many members can say. Paul, the only reason I asked if you judged a freeze dreid mount, was to see if you really knew anything about it. I dont know you, but I have heard your name many times ! Well you have a freeze drier , so I guess you are knowledable. But I seem to hit sore spot, and didnt mean to piss people off. I had asimple concern over a rule change, not meaning to open a can of worms. I still have my opinion, and I will stick by it ! I simply stated my case, ans wanted other taxidermists opinions. Seems you get alot of opinionated people who dont open their mouths. Thanks everyone for the input!