Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scott M

Displaying a Caped Pheasant

8 posts in this topic

I've got a couple of pheasants that I caped out this weekend. My buddy I thought did a pretty good job with his birds:

capedpheasantgc7.jpg

Anybody else have any good ideas of displaying a skin?

I don't have a router or much for wood working skills, where could I obtain a nice plaque to put the bird on?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks pretty nice. I also tried to cape out one of my birds from a couple weeks ago. I didn't get the wings on it though. I would love to find a place that has plaques like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any suggestions on how to properly handle the skin when it comes off the bird? I've done a couple turkey tail fans, but that's a no-brainer due to the small amount of actual area that needs to be dried. A whole pheasant skin though is another matter and I'd hate to have a ruined stinky mess before it is ready to go on the wall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They seem to skin pretty well. I rubbed 50/50 borax and salt onto the skin and stretch it to dry. I made cuts along the wings and rubbed in some more, because if you want the wings you can't really get rid of that little bit of meat. I also rubbed down the tailbase pretty well, because like a turkey fan, it has a good plug of meat on it.

Haven't had problems with rotting or stinkiness. If your salt mix isn't staying white and it's leaching up the fats and oils, it'll be discolored...just keep adding more salt till the skin is finally drying and keep those feathers pinned out to dry.

A chunk of cardboard and some pins works, otherwise I've used some plywood and some small nails when I need to go heavy duty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did some quick googling and found some other information that said pretty much the same thing. It's more or less just like how I did my turkey tail fans.

Thanks. smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work dachise! That looks awesome. I use to do that with grouse and pheasants back in college. Never had the wood plaque to make it look so nice..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not me, a friend of mine. He's a little more handy around the shop smile My skins are done and a fellow FMer is going to help me with a couple plaques. I'm trying to make mine look like my buddy's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • LOL.  It's so brave of you to join the 85%.
    • Why would they bother cutting a measly 8 to 10 trillion from the debt?   And why would they consult with a kook like Rand Paul?      
    • First, I am Christian and I'm not ashamed of it.  Second, the 1st amendment to our US Constitution guarantees that the government shall not make any laws respecting the establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof.    This means that the government is not permitted to endorse or decide for the people what religion, if any, the people will follow. At the same time, there is nothing in the law that declares that we the people are restricted from expressing our personal religious views or beliefs. Therefore, it is well within my rights to share my Christian views whenever I wish except I cannot use government property or my position as a representative of the government as a forum to do so.
    • Drum roll please................. The clear cut winner was the sinking radish seed by a 4-1 margin over the floaters. I even gave the floaters an extra day to pop up but they didn’t. I know come planting time I am going to check my radish seed this way. I also hear this works for tomato seed so that may be my next experiment but not till I am ready to start growing my tomatoes. Peppers come to mind as another seed to try out.   Now the radish I have seeded will not go to waste I saw a program where a guy plants radish and lets it grow to about three inches then cuts the top two and half inches off. He sells the tops to restaurants who use it on plates and also in sandwiches. You are suppose to be able to eat the tops at this stage and it tastes like radish... Kind of like eating sprouts but only eating the top of the new growth not the bottom...
    • Yep, I have noticed that too. That is a good thing to have in your back pocket in playoffs and you get caught in your zone for an icing or who knows what reason where you cannot switch lines OR just to have flexibility with matchups line vs line, but faceoff on one side vs the other.
    • Meh, his exacts words were " I tried to set myself on fire."   Setting yourself a blaze is fairly simple and effective if you want to be on fire.   I'll put him in the bat poop crazy, drama queen Zoloft category along with a former girlfriend.   You know, the one that chokes down a handful of Bayer and chases it with a fifth of vodka then proceeds to call 911 right after. Then everyone has to listen why, all the while there was no real danger.   
    • To be honest, I think of the cross as representing a burial site of a fallen soldier.  I don't necessarily even think religion when I look at the thing. In my opinion it is not even a religious symbol in that context. But that's just me.
    • The reversible plank is what they were carrying when I picked it up.  I've just been calling it carsiding because it's what most people are more familiar with.    I have that all stained and polyurethaned on the smooth side.  To me the bead side looks kind of dated.
    • Something else to keep in mind. When I was bow hunting I learned judging distance is not as easy as one might think. The bow I used was not super fast so judging a deer to be at 30 yards when it was really 40 yards would mean missing.    In my experience, we over-estimate distance sometimes by quite a lot on open areas such as open fields or on a lake. On an open area one doesn't have anything to provide a size reference so we tend to think objects are closer than they really are. Sometimes we can be off by quite a bit.   It works just the opposite in the forest where we have lots of references for size. Most of the time when a guy says he shot his deer from 50 yards it is probably a good bet that it was not quite that far. Personally, I don't like to get too close to anyone else. When on open water I rarely fish where others are. This can sometimes work against me as there is probably a reason for them being there. When ice fishing I try to stay 50 yards or more away from others. At the very least, I don't want to be close enough that our lines could become crossed when handling fish. 
    • Exactly.     We don't need to compete with Christians and their War on Xmas for the King Crybaby award.
  • Our Sponsors