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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Woodcock condition and care?

I have been wanting to get a woodcock mounted for awhile. Well I shot one tonight but i didn't think it was in good enough condition for a taxi to work with so i ate it. I shot it with a broadhead and about cut its head off.

While handling it, i remember how delicate of a small bird they really are. So my questions are: Is this something an experienced full time taxi can mount? If so, does it have to be fully intact after the shot with basically no damage? And lastly, how should i wrap it for freezing before taking it?

Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 09:26 AM
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Re: Woodcock condition and care?

them little rascal are tough
ive mounted 3 so far and when skinning its like wetting 2 ply toilet paper and trying to seperate
i will only mount a perfect bird such as no broken bones and very min feather loss.
if you get another DO NOT THROW in your game bag treat it with care and get it in the freezer or taxi right away
carry a ziplock along to protect it

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Re: Woodcock condition and care?

The mount I have was freeze dried. I have heard that toilet paper comparision before.
Try to let the bird get out a ways before shooting to avoid messing it up.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: Woodcock condition and care?

http://birdmanstudios.com/howtovideos.html

As Charles Barkley says, "I may be wrong, but I doubt it".
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Re: Woodcock condition and care?

I have one mounted and the taxidermist didn't charge me what he quoted since he wasn't real happy with it. He said the same thing about their skin.
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