Eric DuPlessis

5019 Duran Drive
Royse City, Texas 75189
Phone 817-219-1597
Email eric_duplessis@sbcglobal.net


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FIELD CARE TIPS

 

FIELD CARE FOR GAME BIRDS AND WATER FOWL

  • Never field dress or remove the breast of a bird that you would like have mounted. 

  • When you pick up a bird always pick it up by the feet, and not the head, wings or body.

  • Pick up your birds that you want mounted; try not to let your hunting dogs handle them.

  • Do not twist the neck to kill a wounded bird.

  • Wipe off any blood spots on plumage.

  • Let you birds cool down before putting them on ice and freezing.

  • Do not soak your bird in water at any time.

  • If you are going to place them in a field bag place them head first into a cut off leg of panty hose. 

  • Tuck head under a wing and place in plastic bag for freezing.

 

FIELD CARE FOR SMALL MAMMALS FOR LIFE-SIZE MOUNTS

  • Do not gut any animal that you want mounted.

  • Clean any excessive blood from the fur.

  • Allow the mammal cool down a quickly as possible. 

  • Place mammal in an air tight double bag and place in a freezer.

  • This will give you the best possible pose that you can discuss with us.

 

SKINNING FOR GAME HEAD SHOULDER MOUNTS

  • Do not cut anywhere around the neck and shoulder area

  • Hang the mammal upside down and from behind the front legs skin make a circular incision around the body.

  • Skin your animal up the body cutting off the legs by the knee joint and skinning up to the head. 

  • Do not skin out the head let me do that for you.

  • Careful care needs to be taken when skinning your trophy.  The few holes the better.

  • If antlers are sticking trough the bag, place a towel over them in the freezer.  If you are unsure when you will get your trophy mounted.  Bring it to me so that we can get it skinned and packaged properly so when you are ready you will have a great cape to work with. 

 

 

 

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