An excellent mount starts on the hunt
- Furred game or birds which are molting are difficult to prepare for permanent mounting.
- Watch where the animal is standing before you shoot it – danger of falling. Damage to the fur and the trophy, difficulties in collecting the animal. Dragging the animal is not good, as it can lead to rubbed areas in the fur and missing hair is difficult to replace. The less damage there is to the fur or the skin, the better the mount.
- Choose the right caliber and distance if shooting with shot.
- Talk to a taxidermist before the hunt. That’s particularly important if you are going hunting abroad! Advance preparation is particularly important for foreign hunts. In foreign countries, skins must be preserved and treated according to EU standards, in order to ensure smooth imports. The requisite papers for the vet and customs have to be complete and applied for in good times.