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5 Tips To Keep Your Taxidermy Trophies In Top Condition

Updated: Mar 1, 2023



One of your most treasured memories as a hunter from your trip to South Africa is probably the taxidermy trophies you brought back. Whether it's a beautiful lion, a strong cape buffalo, or a graceful impala, these trophies serve as more than simply wall art for your house or office; they also serve as tangible mementos of the thrilling and difficult hunt you undertook in the South African wilderness.


Maintaining your taxidermy trophies properly is essential if you want to keep them looking great for many years to come.


Here are some pointers to help you maintain the finest appearance for your trophies:


  1. Keep them away from the sun's direct rays. Your taxidermy trophies' antlers, feathers, and fur may fade and discolor if they are exposed to direct sunlight. Try to keep them behind a sheer drape or in a dimly lit place if you must show them in a room that gets a lot of sunlight.

  2. Avoid extreme temperatures – Taxidermy trophies should be preserved in a room that is kept at a constant temperature between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit since they are susceptible to extreme temperatures. Keep them away from places where the temperature is likely to change quickly, like close to a door or window that is frequently opened and closed.

  3. Keep them dry; moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can destroy the fur, feathers, and antlers on your taxidermy specimens. Do not display your awards in the kitchen, bathroom, or any other moist environment.

  4. Clean them frequently. Over time, dust can build up on your taxidermy awards, giving them a dull, dingy appearance. Dust your trophies frequently using a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to rub the hair, feathers, or antlers too hard.

  5. Get them cleaned and inspected by a professional - It's a good idea to have your taxidermy trophies cleaned and inspected by a professional every few years. A skilled taxidermist can clean your treasures thoroughly to eliminate any dust or filth that has accumulated over time and can identify potential concerns before they become serious ones.


You can make sure that your taxidermy trophies last for many years by using the advice in this article. These awards are a priceless and one-of-a-kind addition to your house or place of business as well as a memento of the thrilling journey you had in South Africa.

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