Q: How do I skin my trophy for mounting?A: Go to my ‘Field Care’ page for instructions.
Q: If I go out of the state—how do I get my trophies mounted?
A: When you plan your hunt, contact your local taxidermist or Bucks and Boars Taxidermy and we can review the type of hunt, species, available mounts, shipping and cost. Knowing these ahead of time can make your hunt more enjoyable.
Q: If I go out of the country—how do I get my trophies mounted?
A: I would not have a mount done out of the country due the expense of shipping and care. Instead, contact your local taxidermist or Bucks and Boars Taxidermy to have the trophy sent and we can review the options for the type of mount.
Q: If I find a road-kill, can I get it mounted?
A: Not always… depending on the species, it’s best to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or go to http://myfwc.com. You may also contact the local game official in the state where you found the animal.
Q: How do I find a taxidermist and how do I know the quality of his/her work?
A: Always ask for references. Most taxidermists are members of an association, i.e., FSTA, NTA, NWTF… (See our memberships on our Recognition and Awards page.) If they participate in taxidermy competitions, ask how they did in their most recent competition.
Q: Can I keep my trophy in a cooler until I can get it to a taxidermist?
A: Follow the directions for field care. Hang and wash the hide and let the body heat escape. When the hide is dry, put it in a plastic bag packed in ice and do not let it sit in water. If a freezer is available, place the mount in a plastic bag and freeze.