Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
WWiggins, st3w4rt, Babiz, Iowawhitetail2016, CrystalLu
63092 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 84419
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44320
BOBO the Clown 43049
bill oxner 42823
BMD 40628
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35005
SnakeWrangler 31730
facebook
Forum Stats
63092 Members
46 Forums
443738 Topics
6113096 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6947442 - 11/05/17 06:40 PM Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations?
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 316
Just shot a pretty NM mullie. Had to pack him 3 miles, a whole deer in one trip just wasn't going to happen, so he came out in batches. I saved as much cape as I could, back to just behind the front legs. The head and neck are still in it. I'll probably finish caping it tomorrow.

1. Do I need to measure anything before I finish caping it?
2. Should I put anything on it, or just freeze it?
3. Any recommended taxidermists within a reasonable range of Lubbock TX or Llanno TX?
4. How much should I expect to pay for shoulder mount?

Thanks in advance!


Edited by ImBillT (11/05/17 06:42 PM)

Top
#6947750 - 11/05/17 11:09 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 262
I take measurements after tanning so no.
Freeze asap
Not near u but I recxomend www.trophycasetaxidermy.com (me):)
I charge $555. I'm prob average for mule deer

Hope this helps.

KT

Top
#6947751 - 11/05/17 11:10 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 262
Keep cold as possible until u can freeze. Also keep dry.

Top
#6947762 - 11/05/17 11:33 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 316
Very helpful! Thanks!

Top
#6947766 - 11/05/17 11:39 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 262
No problem

Top
#6948276 - 11/06/17 10:48 AM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
D. Cavaretta Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/30/16
Posts: 105
Freeze it,Jerry Huffaker of Huffaker taxidermy, Abiline TX, 325-672-2778, his work speaks for itself, price is really irrelevant.
DC

Top
#6949270 - 11/06/17 08:57 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 316
Anyone ever heard anything bad about Creative Critters?

Top
#6949622 - 11/07/17 07:49 AM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: D. Cavaretta]
GOLDSTEIN Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/16/07
Posts: 8621
Loc: Keller, TX
Originally Posted By: D. Cavaretta
Freeze it,Jerry Huffaker of Huffaker taxidermy, Abiline TX, 325-672-2778, his work speaks for itself, price is really irrelevant.
DC


I took Jerry my bull from NM in September, and hope to take him an Alberta Muley in a few weeks.
_________________________

Retirement Planning & Asset Management
www.SullivanFinancialPartners.com

Top
#6949694 - 11/07/17 08:34 AM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43049
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: ImBillT
Just shot a pretty NM mullie. Had to pack him 3 miles, a whole deer in one trip just wasn't going to happen, so he came out in batches. I saved as much cape as I could, back to just behind the front legs. The head and neck are still in it. I'll probably finish caping it tomorrow.

1. Do I need to measure anything before I finish caping it?
2. Should I put anything on it, or just freeze it?
3. Any recommended taxidermists within a reasonable range of Lubbock TX or Llanno TX?
4. How much should I expect to pay for shoulder mount?

Thanks in advance!


1)no
2) roll up cape and freeze it
3) TNT taxidermy in Ingram/kerrville
4)400-500 depending on form, habitat Etc but really price is irreverent

Top
#6950813 - 11/07/17 07:44 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 316
Two votes for Huffaker.

Top
#6950868 - 11/07/17 08:30 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
Kung Fu Widgeon Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 1358
Loc: Blooming Grove
Tnt does great work

Top
#6950898 - 11/07/17 09:07 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 316
Two for TNT.

Top
#6951629 - 11/08/17 12:12 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 316
Ever heard anything bad about Creative Critters?

Top
#6951845 - 11/08/17 02:39 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 316
I'll take that as a yes. Probably going Huffaker or TNT.

Top
#6956416 - 11/11/17 08:57 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 316
Huffaker it is. Dropping it off wednesday

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide