After The Hunt
We are experts specializing in Bird taxidermy. With 15 years of experience in mounting Birds we prefer to focus on realistic mounts from nature. Our reference comes from nature not from other peoples work. We reproduce natural mounts concentrating on what Birds really do rather than making them do what we want. This is where we get the "Capturing nature as it happens" .Ecessary to perfect the smallest details. Specializing in the art of Waterfowl, Upland Game and Turkey gives an advantage in the look and quality of every mount. Your result is a show quality mount with minimal wait time.
The next best way to preserve your Bird
Preserving your Bird
The most important thing to know is to avoid FREEZER BURN! This will ruin any specimen. A layer of air between the bird and packaging will dry out the skin and cause feather loss. This is a bad thing. Very bad thing.
With any method of preservation just remember to get out as much air as possible. don't worry about messed up feathers, blood and such. We can fix those things but we can't fix freezer burn.
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If you don't have a vacuum sealer or bag
Retrieve the bird by hand if at all possible. Do not have the dog retrieve it. Pick it up carefully by the feet or bill to keep from pulling out feathers. Do not put the bird in a plastic bag until it has had time to cool. Try to keep it out of direct sunlight. Carry the bird out of the field with care.
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Tips and Tricks
Treasure Your Trophies with Bird Mounting
Choose Shiloh Sharps Taxidermy for bird mounting and taxidermy that lets you enjoy your trophy for years to come. Based in Centennial, Colorado, we have preserved and mounted countless birds, perfecting our technique and coming up with some tips on how to retrieve and store your fowl for shipping to our facility
The best way to preserve your Bird
Bird Taxidermy Specialist
In the Field
When you get back from the field take the bird and lay its head back and tuck the wings in. carefully put it in a plastic bag and gently squeeze the air out of the bag. Double or triple bagging it will help from freezer burn. Seal the bag with a twist tie or tape. DO NOT wrap the bird in newspaper or paper towels. A nylon will help prevent further feather damage, but it still needs to be bagged in plastic. Call your taxidermist and deliver it to him as soon as possible.
Following these steps will keep the bird in good condition and greatly increase your chances of getting back a top quality mount from your taxidermist.