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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

#5 Bad Idea: Don’t Clean Up Blood

Dave Whammond
Dave Whammond

Good Idea:

Watch for blood and try your best to immediately clean it up, especially on light-coloured animals such as sheep or goats. Once blood soaks into the hide, it can be tough to remove. It can also leave behind stains. The hollow hair of the pronghorn antelope, for example, will soak up blood in a split-second and stain the cape. Bring along paper towel for dabbing up blood. You can also push paper towel into the animal’s throat to help stop blood from dripping out of the mouth and nose.

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