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Mounting Deer

Old 02-12-2008, 09:29 AM
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I had given a friend of mine the bucks that I and my son had shot last year,he had a friend who was wanting to start learning taxidermy and needed some to start with.After finaly tracking them down this month I find they have never been skinned out and are still in a freezer.How long are the hides good if they have been kept frozen?Or will I have to buy new hides when I take them to someone else to be mounted?Thanks for any advice given,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:39 AM
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Should be fine.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:34 PM
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I never leave them in the freezer more than 3 months. If they get freezer burned, they are a bear to get skinned out, but that's my personal preference. It doesn't mean they are ruined, it just makes it alot more difficult to work with and get quality results.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:24 AM
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A little Stop Rot will fix up minor freezer burn in no time. It'll fix up major freezer burn as well, but takes a while.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:18 AM
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So will plain old water, but getting them skinned out is the real bear.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:28 AM
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Good point. I inject and let soak before skinning.
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Old 02-15-2008, 05:00 AM
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I just prefer to skin them before they get freezer burned. That's why I won't attempt to mount any that has been in the freezer for more than 3 months.
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