-Do not gut or skin your Bird

-Take your Bird to your Taxidermist right away
-Bring your Outdoors Card or other documentation with you
-Bring your Migratory Bird Hunting Permit with you (Ducks, Geese only)


-If you cannot take it right away, gently place your Bird in a plastic bag and freeze it

-Make sure not to bend any feathers, especially the tail feathers

-Photos are always helpful, but not necessary

-Specially Protected Raptors require additional paper work from the MNR Registry
-You must register your acquisition with the MNR Registry
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-Raptors will NOT be accepted without the proper paperwork