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Old 11-04-2005, 06:50 PM
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I have never mounted a turkey was just wondering what you need to do to prepare it for the taxidermy. Cause what if i didnt want to take it straight to get it mounted what do you half to do to freeze it. Do you just throw it in the freezer. Just curious to what has to be done. Thanks for any info.
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Old 11-06-2005, 04:02 PM
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I am sure u will get a good response on here but you may want to try the taxidermy forum, so a pro will answer. My guess is take out your meat and remove as much else as you can and then freeze the entire bird.
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Old 11-06-2005, 05:40 PM
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Try to clean off any blood.Straighten out all the feathers so they are layin the right way.slide it into a garbage bag and put into the freezer.That's about it.
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:15 PM
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I'm getting my bird mounted this year. Shot it about 7 a.m. and it was at the taxidermist by noon. She told me to do nothing to the bird---don't field dress it or anything!!!
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:47 PM
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so you shouldnt field dress it just put it in the garbage bag and place in the freezer right.
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:59 PM
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yep,don't field dress it.
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Old 11-11-2005, 09:25 PM
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ok i got you. I been watching a big gobbler on my property. The late turkey season comes in on dec 12 in va so hopefully i can mount this bird seen 25turkeysin one of the upper pastures on thursday lot of birds in the area.
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