Freezing a duck

Freezing a duck

Postby NuffDaddy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:40 pm

Shot a wigeon today I'm pretty sure I want to get stuffed. Don't have time for a week or 2 to get it out to the taxi. What all do you guys do to freeze them?
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby Duff Beer » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:43 pm

Ive froze pheasants before seemed to work just fine
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Freezing a duck

Postby Bad17 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:11 pm

I just put them in some panty hose and put them in freezer have buddies who have just Walmart bagged them and put them in freezer. They will stay for several months that way.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby IndianaMallard64 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:29 pm

ive heard get some wet paper towel and wrap the feet
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby Flightstopper » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:47 pm

You gotta remember that the taxi doesn't always get to the bird immediately. Lots of birds sit for a year before they are reomved to be skinned. You have time.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby NuffDaddy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:33 pm

I called and they said put it in some pantyhose and in a ziplock and freeze.
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Freezing a duck

Postby Bad17 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:27 am

There you go panty hose and a freezer.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby BrewGUN » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:34 pm

Panty hose head first, gently rick it's head into the wing, place in ziplock or vacuum seal. The less air the better but don't crush it.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby Groundswat » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:57 pm

I've been told not to use panty hose. They have small barbs and can damage the feathers. Wrap it in a dry paper towel, place inside 3 layers of grocery bags then a ziplock. I've got a euro that's been in the freezer for a year.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby NuffDaddy » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:34 pm

Well just took it in today...Had a couple free hours.
No problems with the pantyhose and ziplock. Supposed to be done in 4-6 months.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby sws002 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:50 pm

Groundswat wrote:I've been told not to use panty hose. They have small barbs and can damage the feathers. Wrap it in a dry paper towel, place inside 3 layers of grocery bags then a ziplock. I've got a euro that's been in the freezer for a year.


I've heard this as well. I've also heard not to wrap beaks and feet either, as all it serves to do is pull moisture from them, which is not desirable. I've never gotten a solid answer on this, makes me wonder if it even matters what the **** you do.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby Darren » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:51 pm

I deliberately hammered a world champion taxi the other night at the DU banquet on this topic to try to get the final word (though hardly final). His answer: "I don't get the panty hose thing, don't ever do that!"

He reiterated plastic plastic plastic, either in large garbage bag for a big bird like goose or swan, or smaller bags for smaller birds like ducks and similar. He even noted that a bread bag works wonders because it's long and slender.

Was this guy at link below, has some beautiful work:

http://www.taxidermybykevinhynes.com/
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby Woody » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:43 pm

NuffDaddy wrote:No problems with the pantyhose


I figured you had a lot of that laying around.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby NuffDaddy » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:44 pm

Woody wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:No problems with the pantyhose


I figured you had a lot of that laying around.

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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby Woody » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:45 pm

NuffDaddy wrote:
Woody wrote:
NuffDaddy wrote:No problems with the pantyhose


I figured you had a lot of that laying around.

All these sluts forget them when they leave. ;)


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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby DeadEye_Dan » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:03 pm

You haven't lived until you've walked into the Dollar General in some backwater town in NC and asked for help finding pantyhose, and when asked "what size??" and replied "big enough to fit a swan. And I'll need some condoms too"
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby NuffDaddy » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:50 pm

DeadEye_Dan wrote:You haven't lived until you've walked into the Dollar General in some backwater town in NC and asked for help finding pantyhose, and when asked "what size??" and replied "big enough to fit a swan. And I'll need some condoms too"

HahHaha. I bet they give a good look after that.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby Duckdog » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:59 pm

Kinda like walking into a store in hunting garb and walking up to the register with a CASE of feminine douche!!
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I've actually done this TWICE, and believe it or not, on the second time, the cash register lady actually asked, "Did your dog get sprayed?" :shock:
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby Mohawkwoodman » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:33 pm

My local giys charge 250-350 a small bird, 600 for a goose. Id stuff my first banded bird!
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby NuffDaddy » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:49 pm

Duckdog wrote:Kinda like walking into a store in hunting garb and walking up to the register with a CASE of feminine douche!!
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I've actually done this TWICE, and believe it or not, on the second time, the cash register lady actually asked, "Did your dog get sprayed?" :shock:

Shoulda said "no"
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby NuffDaddy » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:51 pm

Mohawkwoodman wrote:My local giys charge 250-350 a small bird, 600 for a goose. Id stuff my first banded bird!

This one was $285.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby The Duck Hammer » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:17 pm

Mohawkwoodman wrote:My local giys charge 250-350 a small bird, 600 for a goose. Id stuff my first banded bird!


My last one was 185. I have a family friend that does them for 50 bucks apiece but I don't want to flood him.
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Re: Freezing a duck

Postby ducks~n~bucks » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:24 pm

The Duck Hammer wrote:
Mohawkwoodman wrote:My local giys charge 250-350 a small bird, 600 for a goose. Id stuff my first banded bird!


My last one was 185. I have a family friend that does them for 50 bucks apiece but I don't want to flood him.

Depending on how much he likes them, my dad charges his friends anywhere from they just buy him everything he needs for it, to $75. :lol: Although the last bird he did he told his buddy just to buy the mannequin and such, and when we dropped it off his friend handed me $60 and told me to wait till we got home then give it to my dad.
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