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Caring for your harvested animal
-Many future trophy mounts are ruined shortly after the animal is harvested. Most hides and specimens will keep for up to 24 hours in refrigeration. If you cannot bring the animal in before then, it should be placed in a plastic bag and frozen. If you are bringing in a fox and/or coyote for a mount, I do prefer the animal be brought in whole as I have a preferred way of skinning. If you are bringing in an antlered/horn animal for a shoulder/pedestal mount, please keep watch of where you are making your incisions/cuts. One of the biggest issues being hunters cutting out the brisket/armpit area and not leaving enough cape.
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Laws
-Chronic wasting disease affects the brain and nervous system of the infected animal. New laws have been passed in regards to bringing your animal across state lines into Pennsylvania. In most cases all cervids must be fully skun out and skull capped before crossing into Pennsylvania, though I am a CWD approved taxidermist, meaning I can take deer from out of the state and they DO NOT need to be fully skun out and capped. I do still require them to be butchered before coming to the shop, but only at least skun out up to the neck. The skull can stay in.
What is Hair slippage?
- Hair slippage occurs when bacteria develops due to improper field care. Organisms grow in the hair follicle and can break down the tissue causing the hair to fall out, generally after the tanning process
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