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#6947442 - 11/05/17 06:40 PM Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations?
ImBillT Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 303
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)

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#6947750 - 11/05/17 11:09 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 258
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

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#6947751 - 11/05/17 11:10 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 258
Keep cold as possible until u can freeze. Also keep dry.

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#6947762 - 11/05/17 11:33 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
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Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 303
Very helpful! Thanks!

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#6947766 - 11/05/17 11:39 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
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Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 258
No problem

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#6948276 - 11/06/17 10:48 AM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
D. Cavaretta Offline
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Registered: 04/30/16
Posts: 74
Freeze it,Jerry Huffaker of Huffaker taxidermy, Abiline TX, 325-672-2778, his work speaks for itself, price is really irrelevant.
DC

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#6949270 - 11/06/17 08:57 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
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Registered: 10/25/13
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Anyone ever heard anything bad about Creative Critters?

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

Registered: 01/16/07
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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.
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#6949694 - 11/07/17 08:34 AM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42702
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

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

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 303
Two votes for Huffaker.

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#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: 1338
Loc: Blooming Grove
Tnt does great work

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#6950898 - 11/07/17 09:07 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
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Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 303
Two for TNT.

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

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 303
Ever heard anything bad about Creative Critters?

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

Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 303
I'll take that as a yes. Probably going Huffaker or TNT.

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#6956416 - 11/11/17 08:57 PM Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT]
ImBillT Offline
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Registered: 10/25/13
Posts: 303
Huffaker it is. Dropping it off wednesday

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