The quality of your
trophy begins with you in the fields.
Head and Neck shots should
always be avoided whenever possible. Dragging and 4 wheelers are very detrimental
on big game mounts in the shoulder areas as it removes top hair and hair
completely from the shoulders.
Shipping large animals:
All large mammals should be professionally prepared for any shipping if
necessary. Even with the outfitted hunt, the trophies are yours and
you should take personal interest in knowing that the animals are properly
skinned, fleshed, salted with the lips, nose cartilage, tail split and
ears turned properly.
Undecided: If you are undecided before your
hunt on what type of mount you want, have your trophy skinned for life-size
mount. The skin can be cut later for a shoulder mount with the back
skins used for rugs, buck or pillows, etc.
be shot with the smallest shot particles possible for the situation and
species. Birds should be frozen whole in plastic bags with sufficient
protection for long tail feathers by carding them if necessary. If
you wrap each foot in a small wet paper towel and then wrap them with plastic
wrap, they will stay perfect and in excellent condition for at least 10-12
months. For wild turkey heads, wrap the head in a small wet wash
cloth then in a small bag over the head, it will prevent freezer burn and
moisture loss in the snood and wattles. Also, don't forget to do the feet.
Wrapping: Never put
a warm animal or skin in plastic bags as this will cause rapid bacterial
growth resulting in loss of hair or feathers. Burlap bags are excellent
in the field if you are in the high country and are away from a locker
or meat processor. It will allow air to circulate around your animal,
let fluid escape and it will stay cool as well as keeping the flies off
your trophy. North American shipments of salted, dried hide should be shipped
in woven, burlap bags and put in boxes if necessary to allow fresh air
in to help prevent spoilage.
Freezing: When putting
these animals in the freezer, you should place the animal on a plastic
bag so they won't stick to the freezer. After the animal is frozen,
then the animal can be placed into a bag and closed, but not before. Fish
should be kept alive or on ice (not in ice water) until they can be wrapped
in a wet towel or cloth and frozen in a plastic bag.
All animals should be tagged
with hunters name, address, date taken, where it was taken and any conservation
number required from state, providence and or country they were harvested.
Please don't hesitate to call before your next hunt. It is always
a good idea to be prepared. The next animal may be the trophy hunt
of your life time and it all starts in the field.
Good luck and shoot straight.
!!CALL BEFORE YOU SHIP!!
SHIPPING FROZEN ITEMS
Ship frozen Items Monday next
day air or second day air depending on temperature.
Ship parcel post, UPS, DHL
Newspaper and paper towel
have good absorbancy properties. Use these items to wrap around frozen
Items and put into plastic bags to prevent leakage . Tag each Item with
hunter name address,tel/fax or contact number. Inside and out in packing
list. These Item can be place in a inexpensive cooler. Seal all edges with
duck tape .This will help prevent leaking, Use newspaper to fill
empty voids in cooler. Once packed cover cooler with card board box for
labeling and shipping purposes.
SHIPPING BIRDS FROM OUTSIDE
If shipping turkey from Mexico.
Contact us before shipping.
Notify us before you ship .
So we will be expecting your shipment.
African, Soviet Union Foreign Shipments
Shipping from Alaska
Trophies need immediate attention
and should consider having a taxidermy studio flesh and salt your
valuable trophies so it can be shipped to us with no need of being frozen.
You may have your Outfitter
in Alaska ship them to D &C along with instruction.
We recommend using D&C
Expediters for a reputable facility to flesh and salt your trophies.
These trophies will be shipped
to my tannery from D & C and then shipped directly to me for mounting,etc.
We can provide free tags for
this service if hunting Alaska
D & C Expediters
1200 East 76th Avenue, Suite
Anchorage, AK 99518-3218
AFRICAN AND FOREIGN SHIPMENTS
We have all clients shipments
come directly to our tannery through Fauna & Flora CHB Co., INC.
We provide free tags when hunting
out of the U.S. Shipping tags need to be addressed as follows:
Please contact me for tags.
Carolina Fur Dressing Co.
900 Freedom Drive
Raleigh, N. C. 27610
c/o: U.S.A. Clearing Agent
Fauna & Flora CHB Co.,
152-31 135th Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11434
Contact: John Meehan
Velma Smith c/o Smith
160 Smith Street
Calhoun, Kentucky 42327
Attention: Velma Smith
Wildlife Artistry, LLC