Tools Make the Difference
Instill the Chill
I recommend using a portable walk-in cooler from Koolabuck to cool down your animal if the weather is warm. Available in two sizes, these portable coolers have all of the features of a permanent walk-in cooler with the benefits of portability. The units assemble and break down in less than 10 minutes. These coolers will store several hundred pounds of meat. When not holding deer, they’re perfect to keep beverages and food cold during your next get-together with family and friends.
$2,495-3,495 (varies by model)
Choose a Quality Blade
This folding gut-hook skinner is the perfect compact and lightweight hunting knife. It features a 3.2-inch Japanese AUS-8 stainless blade that’s precisely heat-treated and hand-finished to shaving sharp. The blaze-orange handle is easy to spot on the ground, saving valuable time in the field and reducing loss. Each knife comes complete with a Mossy Oak camo belt sheath with H-style belt loops for vertical and horizontal carry options. Outdoor Edge carries a complete line of knives for every need.
(above) The tips in this article ensure that you’ll have a finished mount you can proudly hang on your wall. (below) Taxidermists have seen nearly everything imaginable, and often can make it look like it was meant to be.
PHOTO BY JASON HOUSER