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Freezing Ducks

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by moonshine, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. moonshine

    moonshine Active Member

    what is the best way to store ducks in the freezer, should i skin them out first before freezing for a future mount , thanks in advance
  2. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    When I don't have time to skin, I wash whole ducks and freeze them wet in ziplock bags. If I can skin and prep, I then wash them and freeze them the same way. If they will likely be in there for more than a year I fill the bag with water.
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  3. moonshine

    moonshine Active Member

    If i skin the duck out should i degrease and shave before freezing or it doesent matter
  4. mrb

    mrb New Member

    What I do is vacuum seal and freeze
    What I do is vacuum seal and freeze
  5. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    What 3bears said ! Freeze em wet in a 1 or 2 gallon ziploc bag . Be careful vacuum bagging them if you use the texture bags they may leave imprints on your feathers. I've had personal birds frozen in ziploc bags in water and thawed out several years with no problem at all . If you wheel them go ahead and completely wash and degrease and then freeze.
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  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Wrap their head in a paper towel, tuck it under a wing, place in an airtight plastic bag, and it will last a long, long time. I've got spare ducks that have been frozen this way for 5+ years. They are still mountable. Filling the bag with water will probably keep it good for 10+ years without an issue.
  7. moonshine

    moonshine Active Member

    Thank you i appreciate it