Any Taxidermists out there?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ticks, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Hi, I have been interested in taxedermy and I have a squirrel mounting kit. I have the squirrel in the freezer. I am a little confused on how to do the tail, and the toes/toenails. It says to cut off the toes but I think that seems kinda dumb. Any advice. It is a big gray squirrel
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  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    There is a taxidermy forum. I think it's called Taxidermy Net. It's very helpful.
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Is it taxidermy.net?
     
  4. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    Good luck!

    We are getting ready to tan a deer skin. If you are talking about skinning the squirrel you just make a cut around each shoulder then skin the squirrel. Sorry I couldn't be more help this is the first I have been tanning skins.
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I am going with the cut vertically down the chest/abdomen, then Y-ing off of that into the ar,s/shoulder. Once the skin is of the body you need to cut off the nose (to place an artificial. Then pull the remaining fur off the head. cut if need be. On the legs, you have to cut near the vent and such. (don't follow that chickenboy8 because that is for squirrels and not in perfect detail) [​IMG]
     
  6. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
  8. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    We buy most of our hunting stuff from cabelas. I think cabelas is building a store about 30 minutes from my house!!! [​IMG]
     
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  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    LUCKY I WISH THEY ARE GOING TO BUILD ONE IN VERMONT! what kind of hunting do you do? like what is your favorite/specialty?
     
  10. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    We hunt deer and squirel the most. Then dove, I am trying to train our lab mix. And turkey some.
     

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