Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Preparing skulls for shoulder mounts
We are now at another cross road. Since the finding of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD); we now have uneducated people in the field cutting skulls and skinning trophies with the worst results in handling that I have ever seen in 36 years of being in business. So you might ask; how can this be turned around. There is only one way to get the hunter to want to stop and learn proper field care. We will now begin to charge for the extra work it takes to fix these problems. This will change the action and attitude of the industry. In the following photos, notice how skulls are cut and how they relate to the mannikin. Most Taxidermists and guys doing taxidermy (and there is a difference) do not pay enough attention to the usage of skull measurements and placement.