Trophy preparation

Proper procedures:

Birds

  • After the bird is shot, we put a piece of cotton or moss in its beak, to avoid staining the feathers with the paint.
  • Only after it has cooled down do we wrap the bird in plastic wrapping and freeze it as soon as possible
  • When transporting a trophy, for example by car, be must remain careful not to place the specimen near heat sources
  •  Always take care not to destroy or smudge the feathers


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Medallions - fawn game and antelopes

  • Do not cut the skin on the underside of the neck
  • We only make cuts on the dorsal side of the neck, starting with the ears and proceeding towards the trunk (Fig.1)
  • The second cut is performed circularly on the trunk, 20 - 30 cm behind the shoulder blades (Fig.1)
  • In this way, the cut skin is removed towards the head which is chopped off at the first cervical vertebra.
  • Deliver the trophy to the preparator as soon as possible. If you can not do this quickly, you must also skin the head, paying attention not to cut through the eyelids, lips or nostrils.
  • The ear we rip out inside out.
  • The skin prepared in this way it is best to freeze or profusely pickle with salt.
  • Antlers can be replaced during the preparation.

Boars

  • While skinning from the boar, we cut it from the bottom. Be careful not to cut through the lower lip.
  • Remaining treatment is as for fawn.

Mammals

When skinning, make sure to:

  • thoroughly rip off the skeleton of the tail
  • the inside of the paws rip off all the way to the claws or hooves
  • when skinning the head do not damage the skin, especially eyelids, lips, nostrils
  • rip off the ear inside out
  • the skin preferably should be frozen, if it is pickled in salt, it is important to profusely salt all the nooks and crannies of the skin (tail, ears and paws)
  • plan your cuts depending on the animal's subsequent placement

(Fig.2 and 3). Figure 2 shows an example of drawing cuts on a bear that will be prepared


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