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mounting a duck

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by ShaunO31, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. ShaunO31

    ShaunO31 New Member

    I just have a quick question, when I skin a duck do I have to keep the head or do I buy a reproduction head? I have two pen raised mallards that I am going to tackle here shortly and I was just curious as to what to do. Thank you!!!

  2. fishmedic

    fishmedic R.I.P. Alli !

    That's your choice. You can use either. I prefer the repro heads. ;)

  3. Russ of V.O.W.T

    Russ of V.O.W.T my Ken Edwards moment

    me to, no shrinking or shriveling of the bill to worry about.
  4. coon hunter

    coon hunter Truman Waddell 270-589-7828 Brownsville Ky

    I use the original Myself but you " MUST " get the eyes meat and Brains out of it and rebuild the areas with clay or epoxy sculpt.
  5. ShaunO31

    ShaunO31 New Member

    Thank you all for your replies. I think I might go ahead and go with a repo. One more question, is there a seperate license I need to buy in order to mount water fowl? Just curious.


  6. coon hunter

    coon hunter Truman Waddell 270-589-7828 Brownsville Ky

    You need a Federal Licence to receve money for mounting migratory birds along with your state license.
  7. ShaunO31

    ShaunO31 New Member

    Coon Hunter, where do I apply for a Federal license?

  8. coon hunter

    coon hunter Truman Waddell 270-589-7828 Brownsville Ky

    Heres a link to who you need to contact I found your state on your profile they will fix you up.

  9. Richbo

    Richbo 2nd place is the first loser!

    Yeah, from what I have read, you want to be careful with waterfowl. Make sure you keep accurate records and get that permit. If you are mounting for just yourself, I don't believe you need the permit. But others on here know much more than I do, they may be able to answer that one better. Good luck.
  10. klktaxidermy

    klktaxidermy New Member

    I have had a federal permit for over 40 years,this permit covers all migratory birds, if you are doing them for yourself no permits are required.