Get dozens of emails every year on this...They've already started this year. Generally, any bird you shoot this time of year is not worth mounting...You would need to wait at least a couple more weeks till the pin feathers develop. Everybody should try to learn what pin feathers are. They are a dark black fleshy part on the shaft of the feather closest to the skin. Look around the neck and flank areas first...Just back comb the feathers. Most of these feathers will fall out during the mounting process and will greatly effect the look of your bird. Please Click on the link below for more info on Field Care!