A good mount really does begin with you. Many mounts are ruined before they even get to
the taxidermist simply because they weren't properly taken care of. Inspect your specimen
carefully. Many times feathers or fur can not be replaced if they are not there. If you are unsure
then take it to a taxidermist and ask their opinion. You may be surprised what can be done.

Caping for shoulder mount   Skinning for a life–size mount   Small Mammals Fish