SMALL MAMMALS: Such as bobcats, coyotes, fox, badgers ect.
These types of animals are thin skinned. Meaning if they are not properly cared for they can and will freezer burn and it will ruin the hide or it could have an effect on the appearance for your future mount.
DO NOT put your animal in a freezer unless it is in a heavy trash bag. 2 bags would b best. Or it will freezer burn fairly quick.
TAGGING OF BOBCATS:
When tagging a bobcat, be careful when you cut up through the gum area on the inside of their of their mouth not to cut any holes through the cheek area. Now when you get to the eye lid DO NOT cut the eye lid. Its extremely difficult to fix.
I have been in contact with our local FISH & GAME OFFICER. He is willing to meet anybody here at the shop to tag your bobcats, and I can cut where the tag needs to go. Just need to make prior arrangements with him and myself to do this process.
A quality mount starts with the caping process.
DO NOT drag your trophy across the ground more then you absolutely have to as it can rub out the hair and ruin its cape.
DO NOT fill the deer cavity with bags of ice and hang it by back feet. The ice will melt and the water will drain into the deers face and neck. This causes a huge mess and all the water can cause hair slippage and ruin the cape.
Please DO NOT CUT THE ARMPITS OUT, they are needed. If you’re in doubt about what to do, please call me or bring the deer to the Taxidermy shop and I’ll be happy to cape it for you.
SEE ATTACHMENTS FOR PROPER SKINNING TECHNIQUES
The photo below is an example of the best possible way to cape a deer to ensure its not too short.