I HAVE A BIG DEER DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT?....

Submitted by BOB on 11/23/99. ( ) 209.91.1.46

I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM NORTHERN MAINE WITH A BIG BUCK....GOING TO
NEW YORK TOMMOROW. HOW SHOULD I PRESERVE THE HEAD IN CASE I HAVE IT
MOUNTED. I HAVE CAPED IT AS USUAL. SHOULD I FREEZE THE WHOLE HEAD UNTIL
I CAN GET IT TO MY TAXIDERMIST?


HELP......
THANKS
BOB

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Freeze it

This response submitted by buck on 11/23/99. ( ) 216.215.67.146

Bob,

You can never go wrong by freezing a specimen...bacteria needs moisture and heat. Just don't let it set in the freezer for a lengthy amount of time or you'll risk freezer burn. Congrats on the buck!


thats right!

This response submitted by Pacemakr on 11/24/99. ( jfwagner@hereintown.net ) 209.240.200.63

I'm sure any taxidermist would prefer to cape the skull himself, as some do things differently. Salted meat doesn't freeze, so just put it in a sealed bag and freeze. Your taxidermist will get better measurements having the head intact, too. Good job!


What next?

This response submitted by Mike on 11/24/99. ( PelcArts@ifriendly.com ) 208.230.117.52

Bob,

I just placed a step-by-step, what to do with a deer before bringing it to the taxidermist, in the beginners forum, "Help...Deer Head".

Look this over, if you should have any further questions, I would be glad to help.

Mike


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