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    I thought I recall hearing someone on the peninsula was freeze drying small mammals, I got a small weasel with no trap damage that I'd like to have done, anyone have a contact?

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    That's interesting...........never heard of such a thing. Can you elaborate? Are people doing this now?
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    Yes it's quite common on small mammals, don't know the exact process. The only thing I've seem in person was a porcupine at Alpine Creek Lodge that had been freeze dried, very cool!


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    It is Rich Dykema in Soldotna. He did Bob's porcupine, and he did a really great job on it! He has his own freeze dryer and he sent me some pic's of numerous animals in the dryer hanging there. I think the name if his business is Alaska Fowl Play and his email is Richdykema@gmail.com. Found his webpage here: http://www.bird-taxidermy.com/index.html

    I know the porcupine was in the upper end for size that they could run through one of these machines. Rich specializes in birds, but I know he does most anything you bring him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denalihunter View Post
    It is Rich Dykema in Soldotna. He did Bob's porcupine, and he did a really great job on it! He has his own freeze dryer and he sent me some pic's of numerous animals in the dryer hanging there. I think the name if his business is Alaska Fowl Play and his email is Richdykema@gmail.com. Found his webpage here: http://www.bird-taxidermy.com/index.html

    I know the porcupine was in the upper end for size that they could run through one of these machines. Rich specializes in birds, but I know he does most anything you bring him.
    Thanks, don't know why it didn't occur to me to just PM you on here, it was late at night I guess! I'll give him a call tomorrow cause I have a Black Brandt I need done too!


    Thanks again!

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    No problem! I couldn't' remember the guys name when you were here, and I have some things I'm thinking of sending him also. My next good ermine I want to get done.

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