Turkey full body mount prep?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by Chessie202, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Chessie202

    Chessie202 6 pointer

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    I'm taking my Dad and my son to Texas the week of spring break hunting Rio Grande's. If my son kills a good one what do I need to do to get it back home for a full body mount?
     
  2. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Pack it in dry ice
     
  3. Drahts

    Drahts 8 pointer

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    I would take it to a local taxidermist and have him skin it out and freeze it and bring it home that way.
     
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  4. elkaholic

    elkaholic 12 pointer

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    What he said.
     
  5. Chessie202

    Chessie202 6 pointer

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    Thanks for the replies, I hadn't thought about that option.
     
  6. Racer1

    Racer1 6 pointer

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    I shove a paper towel down the throat, put a ziplock bag over the head, tuck the head under the wing, gently put bird in a large trash bag, freeze the whole bird. Once frozen, the bird will make your trip home or to the taxidermist without thawing. I would not want anyone to cape the bird except the person who mounts it so they can do it they way they want to. Hope this helps, good luck!
     
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