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Raccoon In Freezer For 7 Years...

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Honeycreek, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Honeycreek

    Honeycreek New Member

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    Im a bird guy, deerheads by necessity. One of my clients wants to bring out a coon that has been in his freezer for... 7 years. Should this be a HARD NO right out of the gate? Even wrapped up properly = I cant imagine the paws and tail are going to be workable..
     
  2. Westcoast

    Westcoast Active Member

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    probably going to be a no go, thaw it out and see. Maybe just make a wall hanger out of it or something.
     

  3. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

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    I would thaw it in a 15 gal pickle Overnight and see. If it was sealed up good and in a deep freezer it could be ok.
     
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  4. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    You could also inject pickle into the hard spots, most likely the toes, to help soften. You never really know about things left in the freezer for a long time, but surprisingly it may be alright.
     
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  5. Honeycreek

    Honeycreek New Member

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    I was hoping youd all say...TRASH IT! Nuts gotta try I guess. HATE coons.

    Pickle solution?
     
  6. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    If you do take it in make sure you tell him it may not be mountable; there are no promises. I'm not so sure I wouldn't refer him to someone else since you are really a bird guy if you haven't done coons before. My $0.02 worth.
     
  7. nemo

    nemo Active Member

    I took a solid black raccoon in from the wildlife agency. It had been in the freezer 5 to 6 years. It was freezer burned 100% of the animal. I used half a bottle of stop rot, injecting the raccoon everywhere. Placed him in the freezer, in a bag overnight. Fleshed the following day. Tanned and mounted up just fine. I charged for the extra time and stop rot. I also did a bobcat the same way. 6 years in the freezer, totally freezer burned