When cleaning large animals like deer, be careful not to cut into the brisket or neck area. If you get blood on the hide during cleaning, be sure to immediately rinse it off. To keep the hide and delicate facial features in good shape, don’t simply drag your trophy to your vehicle. Instead, use a sled or ATV, or place the animal on a tarp to prevent damage.
For smaller animals such rabbits or foxes, we recommend leaving the animal whole. Skinning and gutting small game destined for the taxidermy studio takes precision–leave that work to us. If you are unable to ship us your trophy immediately, freeze the carcass in a plastic bag once it has cooled. It’s a good idea to wrap the head in paper towels first to preserve fragile facial details.