SKINNING FOR LIFESIZE AND RUGS


When skinning and quartering, place a tarp or sheet on the ground under the animal if possible. This will keep dirt and rocks out of your meat and out of the hair.  Immediately place the meat and hide in cloth bags. You can hang the filled bags in a shaded location with good air circulation or place in a nearby cold water source.  We have provided some very basic information about the initial cuts you’ll need to make.  Make your preliminary cuts along the lines indicated.

FOR SHOULDER MOUNTS
You should cut around the center of the animal first  to make sure you do not leave your cape too short.

 

For the #2 cut
stop just behind the burs

 

For the # 3 cut
stay in the long hair that goes down the back of the leg.

DO NOT CUT INTO THE ARMPIT
Stay outside of the lighter colored belly hair and cut down the side of the animal.

 

RAPTORS AND PROTECTED SPECIES
The majority of this work is done for Native American and First Nation tribal members.
Eagle parts and feathers are an important part of native culture. We take great pride in preserving these items to create ceremonial pieces as well as mounting whole specimens to celebrate and preserve native heritage for our own as well as other tribes.
We also do pieces for museums, schools, libraries, and zoos but as an individual, you can not be in possession of these animals legally unless you have the proper documentation. You must have a federal permit authorizing your lawful possession of such an animal.
If you are un-sure of your documentation please contact us before you bring in a specimen.

 

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