Prep for taxidermist?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by JP, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. JP

    JP 10 pointer

    Jul 8, 2004
    Carroll County
    Hey guys...hope this is not a repeat, search feature wasnt working for me to look for this topic. If so, sorry.

    I got a pretty nice buck Sunday morning from LBL and have decided I'm going to mount him. My taxidermist is on vacation until Dec 11. I think I have a freezer to put the head/cape in if that is best. Is there anything other than covering with a garbage bag that one should do to make sure its ok for his return?

    thanks for any help--JP

    p.s. here's a pic
  2. KYhunter79

    KYhunter79 12 pointer

    Dec 11, 2003
    Irvington, KY
    I don't have any knowledge to contribute, but...

    Nice buck. Congrats on scoring on public land as well. Nice, long tines.
  3. 200class

    200class Fawn

    Aug 10, 2007
    dang thats a great looking buck
  4. DearDoctor

    DearDoctor 10 pointer

    Nov 20, 2007
    Newburgh, IN
    From my limited knowledge thats all you need to do. Good choice on mounting that buck.
  5. bub901

    bub901 6 pointer

    Nov 13, 2007
    Central Kentucky
    Nice LBL kill JP!

    In the past, I have just wrapped both cape and head in a heavy plastic or a strong garbage bag. That'll keep him until you can get it to your taxidermist. Should be all you need to do.

  6. rme hunter

    rme hunter 8 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Breckinridge County
    Ensure that you keep plenty of cape that is usually the biggest problem.
  7. JP

    JP 10 pointer

    Jul 8, 2004
    Carroll County
    thanks guys....and oh, ha, I assure you there is enough cape....I left the whole hide just TO BE SAFE!! :D
  8. Snareman2

    Snareman2 12 pointer

    Feb 25, 2007
    Less than two weeks, no problem, I wouldn't worry about it. BTW, nice buck.:D
  9. Valley Station

    Valley Station Cyber-Hunter

    Make sure you leave him plenty of cape. Make shoalder incission along brown/white hair line closest to rear end of deer.Leave as much brisket skin on as you can. He can sew up even if you split chest up to far. Put in garbage bag, get to Taxi as soon as you can. Don't let it freezer burn.

    HUNTINGMAN 12 pointer

    Nov 7, 2008
    Harrodsburg KY
    Aside from leaving plenty of cape,lay cape down flat and spread out with hair side down ,fold hide from one side to center and then fold from the other so they meat in the center.Then fold one more time down the center and roll up.This keeps the hair from comeing in contact with the meat side of the cape and keeps the hair cleaner and there is not as much chance of blood staining,not to mention it will make the job easyer on the taxidermist.
  11. Shelbyhunter

    Shelbyhunter 12 pointer

    Aug 20, 2002
    La Grange, KY.
    Leave enough cape.
    Stay away from lips, eyes, and ears unless you are experienced at splitting and turning.
    Keep in a deep freezer rolled up hair side out. Put in a garbage bag to freeze.
  12. lances

    lances 10 pointer

    Sep 12, 2004
    Lake Cumberland KY
    Great looking deer what area was it from? Congrats
  13. NonTyp

    NonTyp 12 pointer

    Apr 9, 2006
    You know what to do now. Great buck BTW!
  14. luckychucky

    luckychucky 6 pointer

    Aug 5, 2008
    Manchester ky
    Super nice buck

    I hunted LBL a few years ago and never tagged but saw some good ones. Nice buck.
  15. turkeytalker

    turkeytalker Banned

    Nov 3, 2004

    No info about the taxidermy except don't let HAVES do it:D.

    That is a hell of a buck from public land,congratulations!!!

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