Cypress Slough Taxidermy offers elite duck taxidermy services in the state of Texas. Cypress Slough’s duck taxidermy services include; dead mounts, flying mounts, standing mounts, waterfowl habitat creations and much more custom duck taxidermy services. At Cypress Slough, we take the initiative to make sure every detail of your duck mount stands out.
Duck Taxidermy: Preparing Your Waterfowl For Your Duck Mount
Even more than big game, ducks, geese and upland birds require careful handling and storage if you want to preserve them for taxidermy work. Delicate feathers and bones can crease and break much more easily than hair or hardened antler.
After shooting DO NOT ring the ducks neck. DO NOT gut or pluck any feathers. Either tuck the head under a wing or lay it over the back. Keep out of sunlight and in a freezer bag (keep a freezer bag with you in the field just in case). Freeze as soon as possible. Broken bones are fixable but missing or broken feather are not so keep the duck where it will stay untouched until you get it frozen.
If storing in a freezer for long periods, wrap the legs and head in wet paper towel to prevent freezer burn.
Nylon stockings are good for transport from the field only, NOT for storage since they don’t prevent freezer burn.
A Premium Duck Taxidermy Service
At Cypress Slough Taxidermy, our goal is to keep you, the customer happy and provide you with a trophy to showcase to all of your friends. We don’t just pump out duck mounts in mass at a low quality, we mount ducks to your satisfaction Guaranteed. You only get one shot to have it done right, so when you’re ready to get your duck mounted, give us a call and we can discuss your next trophy duck mount.