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Waterfowl Taxidermy Tips
Without a doubt proper field care will determine the quality of
your finished waterfowl mount. When collecting waterfowl in the field your
normally shooting it with a shotgun so try to select a bird that has
the least amount of damage. Check feet, bill and spread wings to
make sure your bird is not missing feathers. While in the field
protect your selected waterfowl 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 bird in two plastic
bags and seal them very tightly. Freeze the bird as soon as
possible. Keep the bird on ice, but do not get it wet until freezing
Waterfowl Reference: One of the most valuable
things you can do to perfect your bird and waterfowl taxidermy
skills is to study live birds as much as possible. You can start by
collecting photos from bird and waterfowl magazines. If you have a
local zoo, go study the live birds. The most successful bird and
waterfowl taxidermist in the world have bird aviaries at the shop or
home to study their own collection of live birds. Taking the time to
study birds, ducks and waterfowl references will be a huge factor in
your becoming a true master at bird taxidermy.
Waterfowl 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
but the same techniques can be used on other poses.
This is the best place to begin in learning the process.
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.