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Duck Taxidermy Tips
Without a doubt proper field care will determine the quality of
your finished duck mount. When collecting ducks in the field your
normally shooting it with a shotgun so try to select a duck that
has the least amount of damage. Check feet, bill and spread
wings to make sure your duck is not missing feathers. While in the field
protect your selected duck by placing it head first down a pair of
old panty hose. The panty hose will do a great job of holding
feathers in place to reduce damage. Wrap your duck in two
plastic bags and seal them very tightly. Freeze the duck as soon
as possible. Keep the duck on ice, but do not get it wet until freezing
Duck Reference: One of the most valuable
things you can do to perfect your duck taxidermy
skills is to study live ducks as much as possible. You can start by
collecting photos from duck hunting magazines. If you have a
local zoo, go study the live ducks. The most successful duck taxidermist in the world have
duck aviaries at the shop or
home to study their own collection of live ducks. Taking the time to
study ducks, and duck references will be a huge factor in
your becoming a true master at duck taxidermy.
Duck Taxidermy can be a fun and creative hobby or it can
add revenue to the bottom line of your taxidermy business.
Our video teaches how to mount a flying duck using a Mallard
specimen. This is the best place to begin
in learning the process. Once you have mastered this
mount, you can move on to other mounts and even water display
cases that are truly a work of taxidermy art.
Taxidermy is very similar to duck taxidermy.
The specimen is larger, but the mounting process is the same.
As with all taxidermy areas, good reference materials and
quality photos of live geese is very important.