I am on here couple times a day, any caping questions boys just ask, good luck to everyone.
Hey Tracey, for a full shoulder mount myself i like to have at least a foot behind the front legs and up, if you take it to a meat cutter to skin they will know how just make sure you tell them your mounting it, being a doe they make start cutting without asking. I also have no problem showing guys proper skinning for taxidermy in my shop just bring it in pal.Hey Tom...I'm hoping to harvest a mature doe with my bow and get the head/chest mount done. Any suggestions where and how to cut ? Good links to a "How To" ?
Never had a head done before so not very familiar with "caping".
Hey Kevin don't worry about that pal, education is important on field care, take care bud.Like Tom says leave a good foot behind the shoulder, a little extra is alot better than not enough.Leave that much brisket too, clear up between the front legs and past.Also tie your tag around the antler, dont cut through the ears if your mounting the deer..Sorry for Hijacking Tom-just thought taxidermists deal with enough issues, the more the hunter knows the better eh!!RR