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    Skin them properly!

    Working with skins from hunters is a dirty job. Fullas and fullesses please get as much of the meat and fat off the skins.The taxidermist job is hard enough to put together your trophy with the skin and head if it is not prepared in the bush properley.Keep them clean!
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    @linyera would have some good tips
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    It not always has the necessary time in the field to work well skin ...the ideal is to remove the animal with the greatest possible neatness , remove as much meat and fat as possible .After stretching the skin on a flat surface and finish removing all remaining debris .After removing all the remains, it is best to immerse the skin for 24 hours in water with white soap and disinfectant .Then take it out and let it dry and lead to a freezer or cover it with salt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Working with skins from hunters is a dirty job. Fullas and fullesses please get as much of the meat and fat off the skins.The taxidermist job is hard enough to put together your trophy with the skin and head if it is not prepared in the bush properley.Keep them clean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Isint that your job Dundee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    The perfectionist has spoken, all shall obey
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    Skin them properly!

    Dundee can't even skin a deer so it's rather funny
    But cleaning the skin is what we pay the taxidermist for mate.
    That's like asking the cows not to poo in the cowshed mate....,try head skinning a clients head at 1130 at night with a torch going flat fast.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Dundee can't even skin a deer so it's rather funny
    But cleaning the skin is what we pay the taxidermist for mate.
    That's like asking the cows not to poo in the cowshed mate....,try head skinning a clients head at 1130 at night with a torch going flat fast.....

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    Exactly. I hunt with a bloke that sends 99% of animals harvested to several different taxidermists all year round.
    While fast, efficient and tidy he is not that fussy with any meat or fat before salting.

    It is also my opinion by removing all the meat and fat without a great deal of care, it is a likely time that irreversable damage can be done to the headskin.
    Best leave it to the experts I reckon.



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    as r93 said, i figure it is better to leave a bit of meat on than cut a hole through the skin which the taxidermist then has to patch up anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    as r93 said, i figure it is better to leave a bit of meat on than cut a hole through the skin which the taxidermist then has to patch up anyway
    Head skins are expensive for a reason aye!
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    Would be good to see how its done properly, @Dundee you should do a 'how to' photo spread for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Would be good to see how its done properly, @Dundee you should do a 'how to' photo spread for us.
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    @kiwijames o yeah, for the price i'm paying half an hour cleaning any excess meat is the least they can do! Much easier for them in a nice warm building than in pissing down rain

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    If I bought you one to do Dundee you'd be lucky if I gutted it
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    Ha ha
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