Miserable Day

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Sota, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. tacklebox

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    Leave a cape on a buck for 10 days?? Did I read that wrong?

    And congrats on the score thats a nice 8 for sure, though you said you didnt care what it would score.
     
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    What the deer scored has nothing to do with my appreciation of the deer and my decision to have the deer mounted. Any yes I left the hide on for 10 days in a climate controlled garage perfect temp is 42-40 degrees.
     
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    I wasn't insinuating that the score did, I said congrats on the score and acknowledged that you had previously stated the score didnt matter to you but for and 8pt that was a pretty good number.

    As for leaving the cape on a deer for 10 days, even at that temp.... not a wise chioce IMO or any qualified taxidermists book.
    That is why I asked if the cape was left on or just the hide. I totally get leaving it to hang unskinned in those temps, but leaving a cape on a carcass that long, with intentions to mount would not be advisable. Begging for slippage and a lost cape.
     
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    I must have missed this thread the first time around. Nice buck Sota!
     
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    Thanks all. The Taxidermist came over and skinned it for me before it was processed he didn't voice any concerns about the cape so I assume it won't be a problem. I guess we will see about the cape when it comes back from the tannery.
     
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    Niiiiice!
     
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    What TJ said. Hair will start falling out. Always skin with in a couple days if you're going to use the cape for something.
     
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    Thats a nice one
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Well like I said the taxidermist didn't seem to be concerned when he skinned it. The guy does quality work and I have known him for years he will let me know if there is an issue with the cape when he gets it back, he knows that I don't want a less than top quality mount.
     

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