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Freezer Storage

When storing any game in a freezer it is important to wrap the specimen
well. For short periods of a month or so a zip lock or plastic bag will work.
For periods longer than that you need to guard against freezer burn
(drying out). To prevent burn the item must be LAYERED. Wrap the item
in a combination of paper and plastic layers or even tin foil. If the specimen
is wrapped properly it can survive years in the freezer.
We have mounted birds that were properly stored in the freezer for 12.5  years.

Even though it is best to prevent freezer burn we have been able to
rehydrate specimens that have been neglected. Don't discard your
trophy until we have a chance to evaluate it.

For those trips away from home, feel free to call and discuss with us what
is needed to transport and protect your trophy for the ride home

Trophy Care

Always handle your trophy as if you were going to eat it .
Cool down and refrigerate or freeze the specimen as soon as is feasible  
Most Birds broken bones, scull, beak and feet can be repaired.
We will be glad to evaluate if your trophy is mountable at no charge.
Bring a picture of a bird position from a magazine you like or a color
photo of your fish. Photo's help us recreate the mount to your expectations


Do not gut your bird.
Rinse off any blood on the feathers with water.  . In the field carry a womans panty hose and slide the bird in head first
to protect  the feathers. When returning from afield put the bird into a plastic bag for freezing ,being careful not to
damage the feathers, including the tail. (see additional info above)  If the bird's tail feathers do not fit in the bag do not
bend them.  Let the tail stick out of the bag and tie the bag loosely. Ship or deliver the bird to our shop  ASAP or freeze it.

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Do not gut your fish.  
If you can not take your fish immediately to  our shop, wrap it in a very wet bath towel and put it in a plastic bag, making
sure all the fins are flat against the fish's body (to prevent breakage), and freeze it.  A fish frozen with this method can
safely be kept in the freezer for months.

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Always have appropriate Tags or Confirmation Numbers with your trophies when you bring them to our

Songbirds, eagles, hawks, and owls (any bird that does not have a legal hunting season) are protected by
Federal Law and can not be mounted without a special Federal permit.  
Schools, Museums, and Like establishments
are the only entities that can even possess them after mounting
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