Big-Game (Shoulder & Full Body Mounts)
- Monthly: Use a compressed computer air to blow off the dust. brush the hair to make it lie naturally.
- Annually: For mounts with antlers, saturate a rag with WD-40 and thoroughly rub the antlers, then take a dry cloth and remove all the excess WD-40. This may be done annually. If a mount becomes severely soiled, you must have it professionally cleaned by a qualified taxidermist.
There are care products available to repel dust from collecting on your mounts
Dust bird mounts with a soft, dry cloth or a feather duster. You can use compressed computer air to blow off the dust It is best to never rub or touch the feathers NEVER use a vacuum because suction breaks the feathers. NEVER use a damp cloth because moisture will ruin the mount.
Avoid placing mounts above an extreme heat source (such as a fireplace) or in strong sunlight. Tobacco smoke and grease smoke will rapidly yellow mounts. Mounts may need to be “touched-up” periodically to restore their life-like look. If an accident damages the mount bring it to Dels's Taxidermy to see if it can be repaired.