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Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? #6947442
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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!

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Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6947750
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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

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6947751
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Keep cold as possible until u can freeze. Also keep dry.

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6947762
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Very helpful! Thanks!

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6947766
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No problem

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6948276
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Freeze it,Jerry Huffaker of Huffaker taxidermy, Abiline TX, 325-672-2778, his work speaks for itself, price is really irrelevant.
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Anyone ever heard anything bad about Creative Critters?

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: D. Cavaretta] #6949622
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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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Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6949694
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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

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6950813
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Two votes for Huffaker.

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Tnt does great work

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6950898
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Two for TNT.

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6951629
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Ever heard anything bad about Creative Critters?

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I'll take that as a yes. Probably going Huffaker or TNT.

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Huffaker it is. Dropping it off wednesday

Re: Rules for caping? Taxidermist recommendations? [Re: ImBillT] #6972582
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Dropped it off at Haffaker. He was a really nice guy, and talking with him just really put me at ease that he was someone you would trust with your animal. The stuff in his shop that was ready for pick-up looked excellent. I'm glad I took it there.

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He has earned the reputation as one of the best in the country. From the pictures he posts, his work his outstanding. I think you made a good call

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