How to prepare your specimen for shipping
|1. Send us the complete as-is head. You can only choose this option if the head is relatively fresh, and frozen solid. In the winter, you can send it UPS ground or Parcel Post, but in the warmer months it must be sent 3 day delivery. Wrap frozen head in 2 garbage bags, pack in sturdy cardboard box packed tightly with some sort of insulating material (styrofoam, newspaper). If antlered, tape sections of garden hose over the antler tips to protect it from breaking through box.||2. You can
save yourself a few bucks by preparing it yourself. TO PREPARE IT FOR US:
1. Remove all hide (especially around antler posts). 2. Remove eyes, lower
jaw, tongue, excess meat, and any vertebrae. 3. Remove brains (insert coathanger
in base of skull and scramble the brains a bit. Pull brains out with coathanger
&/or use high pressure water to force brains out), FREEZE SOLID IF POSSIBLE BEFORE SHIPPING.
4. Box the specimen as noted in #1.
Below is a picture of a black bear that is prepared for the beetles