Should be cut up the backs of the legs and from the chest to the tail.
Feet should be cut off a the wrist and left in the skin.
The head should be cut at the neck and left in the skin.
ALWAYS insert hide or specimens in a plastic bag (just before freezing!!)
SMALL GAME ANIMALS
Should be CASED if possible. Cut up the back legs and invert skin legs to feet, then cut through ankles and leave feet in. Peel (like a sock) down body to head, then cut off its head leaving a couple of inches to measure neck.
After harvesting your bird immediately dab any blood from the feathers with a soft cloth or paper towel.
NEVER wring the birds neck!!!
Handle the bird VERY gently and avoid losing ANY feathers. Try to handle the bird only by the feet it possible.
If available, slide the bird in an old pair of panty hose.
Otherwise you may wrap it in a dry towel.
Place in a PLASTIC BAG and FREEZE.
Get the bird to the taxidermist as soon as possible.
Birds freezer burn very quickly!