Some hunters are keeping their deer as trophies.
Owner Greg Clossman of Clossman Taxidermy in Zanesville says business has been good so far this week. He offers a few suggestions to ensure that the deer remains in good condition before it is mounted.
"The sooner the better, if they’re going to process it themselves, if they don’t know what they’re doing, call ahead, make sure they skin it right," he said.
Clossman said it takes about 8 to 12 hours of working time to mount a deer, and at least three weeks for it to dry out. His company doesn’t just do business locally.
"I do a lot of work from out of state, so I’ll ship them, I’ve shipped them to California, Florida, New Jersey, if they want it, I can ship it to them," said the taxidermist.
He wants to remind hunters that projects are worked on in the order they come in, if you drop off a deer at the end of the week, don’t expect to get it back right away.