This quote is from Luknikk's post on looking at " his meat "Dont forget the NJ seal needs to stay with your rack/meat
It does bring up an interesting question. If you put your meat in your freezer ( now that's a chilling thought ), then take the head and hide to the taxidermist where does the metal check-in tag stay ?
I asked a F&G officer this one time, and he gave me that " deer in the headlights look " .
Another one told me to send the tag with the head, and label " every " package of meat with the number from the tag, in permanent marker.
Another F&G officer said to keep the tag with the meat and tape a piece of paper to the horns with the tag # on it.
And the classic response was to write the # on the antlers with a permanent marker [confused]
Yea, I'll write all over the trophy that that's going on my wall !
What I have done, is to let the Taxidermist record the number in his reciept book, then the number can be written on the back of the mount base when the mount is done.
Has anyone else heard and " opinions " on this from our " trained " officials ?