GAME HANDLING

Game handling can be a tricky task if hunters are not prepared to handle dead animals. Whether hunters are taking their kill with them to eat or stuff or just disposing of the dead animal, understanding game handling is essential.

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How Selective Culling Works

Selective culling is population control by separating weak prey from the pack. Animals in the wild target the weak all the time, but things can get controversial when human hunters do.

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  • How Hunting Trophies Work
    How Hunting Trophies Work

    That moose head handing on a restaurant wall is, to many hunters, more than just a souvenir. For some hunters, the trophies are a big part of the reason to hunt. See more »

  • How Selective Culling Works
    How Selective Culling Works

    Selective culling is population control by separating weak prey from the pack. Animals in the wild target the weak all the time, but things can get controversial when human hunters do. See more »

  • How Taxidermy Works
    How Taxidermy Works

    Norman Bates of "Psycho" had an office full of dead animals mounted in frightening positions. How do taxidermists make dead creatures seem so lifelike? See more »

  • How to Properly Dispose of Dead Animals
    How to Properly Dispose of Dead Animals

    You may have had a wildly successful hunt, but your work isn't done quite yet. Do you have any idea what to do with the remains of that massive buck in the back of your pickup? We didn't think so. See more »

  • How to Transport Harvested Game
    How to Transport Harvested Game

    One of the best parts of hunting is bringing your harvest home. But it can be a long journey from the woods to the wall, and there are things you need to know before you begin. See more »

  • What are the pros and cons of taxidermy?
    What are the pros and cons of taxidermy?

    You've bagged a 10-point buck on your latest hunting trip and you're excited to hang it above the mantel. Looks like it's time to call your local taxidermist. See more »

  • The Ultimate Hunting Trophies Quiz
    The Ultimate Hunting Trophies Quiz

    Hunting animals for sport or food and displaying a preserved part of their bodies as a souvenir is called hunting trophies. To some, trophy hunting is an important wildlife conservation tool, while for others it’s just slaughtering animals for fun. Take our quiz to learn more about hunting trophies. See more »

  • The Ultimate Taxidermy Quiz
    The Ultimate Taxidermy Quiz

    Taxidermy is the art of preserving and presenting dead animals for scientific study and display. The process involves removing the skin from the specimen and placing it onto a life-sized mold of the animal. Take this quiz to learn more about taxidermy. See more »

  • The Ultimate Transporting Game Quiz
    The Ultimate Transporting Game Quiz

    Game animals are hunted for sport or food. Transporting dead game home, like hunting itself, is highly regulated. You need to have both a license to hunt and a transportation permit to carry your harvested game, which also requires stringent safety measures to avoid the risk of spreading disease. Take our quiz to learn more about transporting harvested game. See more »

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