FIELD TO FREEZER TIPS
Upon retrieval of the bird be sure to handle it carefully, holding it by the legs and not the neck. Place in a cool dry place laying it on its back (belly down will speed up spoilage rate). Once back to your residence I recommend wrapping the feet and head in wet paper towels before tucking the birds head under its wing and sliding it breast first into a Ziploc Freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible. Double or even triple bagging your bird is highly recommended.
If you would like to thaw the bird before arrival at my shop I can inspect for anything that may cause an issue in the mounting process. Most broken bones can be repaired. I will assess any damages and give you an honest opinion.
Do not put the bird in panty hose or wrap in newspaper. This will cause the bird to become dry and freezer burn much quicker. The quicker you can get the bird to me the better. Arrangements can be made for drop off, mail delivery, and local pick up under special circumstances.