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Frozen Toms are they salvageable???

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by swb, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. swb

    swb Member

    got a question, I'm new to bird taxidermy and I've saved 4 or 5 toms over the last 6 -8 years in freezer. I always did a breast incision and removed meat then froze in a lg plastic bag. I recently bought the Larry Whitehead video and I'm wondering since they have been frozen that long are they still salvageable or two dried out to try. Or are there steps to re hydrate wings, legs etc ... to practice on them??
  2. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Only way to know is to thaw one out.
    bucksnort10 and Tom Maul like this.

  3. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Ultimately it boils down to a case by case basis. There are ways to rehydrate freezer burned birds, it has been discussed many times, stop rot injection and refreezing has worked well for me as has soapy water injection. Try to search those topics out and read as much as possible.
  4. swb

    swb Member

    Okay I appreciate it. Thank you for the reply.
  5. Like the others said, thaw them out and find out!! As long as they were packaged well and the incision wasn't really gnarly, you'll probably be ok.
  6. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

    Good luck with your turkeys.
    They are fun birds to mount.