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9 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Big-game Trophy Mount

Taxidermy Disasters!

If You Want a Beautiful Trophy, Avoid These Common Mistakes

#2 Bad Idea: Follow Up with a Head Shot

Dave Whammond
Dave Whammond

Good Idea:

Some old-school hunters love following up with a head shot for a quick kill and to avoid ruining any meat. I understand that strategy, but such shots risk ruining the cape or, worse, breaking off an antler. Stick to the vitals if you need a finishing shot, and both you and your taxidermist will be happier. Antlers can be repaired, but again, it will cost you extra.

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