just received a deer head that was frozen and the ear tips seem to be dryed out probably freezer burnt is there any way they can be rehydrated thanks al
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Oh yea, that should not slow you down. But skin it out while working with the ears. You may even be able to turn them any way fron the inside.
Freezer burn is not an uncommon problem. What I do is inject the stiff areas (after completely thawed)with water and work the area till flexible. This works especially well when trying to open the ears. I inject several places in the ear to help avoid a tear or rip. Other places to check are the nose pad, eyle lids, tear duct.
I had one come in that was in the freezer for about 49 weeks unskinned in just a garbage bag. Ears where all dried and curled some. I opened them as far as they would go and then soaked them in warm water and a little bacteriacide. Put some inside and work real slow with your opening tool and they will open pritty good.