As a hunter you want your trophy to look its best when you get it back from your taxidermist, in order for that to happen it is important to talk about field care. As soon as your trophy is on the ground its important that it is handled in a careful manner. Here are a few points to remember to ensure your trophy looks its best when it comes back to you.

  • NEVER cut the throat of any trophy to bleed it.
  • NEVER cut past the brisket bone and your trophy when field dressing
  • Keep blood off the antlers/horns if at all possible (especially white hides)
  • Leave enough cape/hide for your taxidermist to do what you are asking
  • If your trophy has characteristics you would like reproduced, take pictures to show your taxidermist what you see.
  • Always try to drag your animal from its head (if you have to) dragging from the feet goes against the natural lay of the hair and can cause damage.