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    Caping

    If I'm over there hunting at some place I pay for by the week , room , guide etc and I kill several Sika and or Roe . Is the guide/stalker/gamekeeper going to cape or should I plan on doing it myself ?

    I realize the majority of you guys do not get a cape mount like we mostly do in the US , so with that being said is the person who will be overseeing my hunt usually trained in the proper way to cape etc ?

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    Hi Craig
    Pretty sure the Service Provider you go with will be able to sort this for you. If you are able to do your own caping cant see this being a problem - though you will need your 'tools'.
    You may also want to establish early on getting the cape exported as this may also need having in place.
    Regards, L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Hi Craig
    Pretty sure the Service Provider you go with will be able to sort this for you. If you are able to do your own caping cant see this being a problem - though you will need your 'tools'.
    You may also want to establish early on getting the cape exported as this may also need having in place.
    Regards, L
    I think the easiest way to have the cape imported into the USA is to have it tanned first . If I'm not mistaken green hides cannot be brought into the country . Matter of fact it may be better to have the entire mount done before it's shipped here .

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    Most professional guides will cape for you ,best bet is to have your mount done here, then the guide only needs to skin from behind the shoulders up leaving the head attached, leaving the intricate skinning of the head to the pro doing the mount, that is how its traditionally done here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    Most professional guides will cape for you ,best bet is to have your mount done here, then the guide only needs to skin from behind the shoulders up leaving the head attached, leaving the intricate skinning of the head to the pro doing the mount, that is how its traditionally done here.
    I would actually to be honest prefer skinning the animal/animals myself . For a shoulder mount I usually take the entire hide to the taxidermist as you said still attached to the skull . But I like to take them the whole skin so there's never any chance of them not having enough of the hide to make a proper shoulder mount .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pt-sika View Post
    I would actually to be honest prefer skinning the animal/animals myself . For a shoulder mount I usually take the entire hide to the taxidermist as you said still attached to the skull . But I like to take them the whole skin so there's never any chance of them not having enough of the hide to make a proper shoulder mount .
    Just a thought, but if capeing a beast does this mean you can't then sell it to a game dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmer_mike View Post
    Just a thought, but if capeing a beast does this mean you can't then sell it to a game dealer?
    I agree but then again if your going for a cape mount the value of a roe at the game dealer is not an issue eat it yourself YUM YUM

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    That will be an added cost to factor in, once skinned game dealer won't be interested.
    I used Claire at freedom taxidermy Freedom Taxidermy by Claire Fowler i caped the roe out to the head and delivered it to her, took about 4 months, she even managed to disguise the cut up the throat, the client changed his mind and said 'i would like it to be mounted' just after i did the cut! You might have heard of him in the states, he is called Dr Deer (James Kroll)

    Cheers
    Richard

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    Just make sure whoever does the caping, that they take enough skin off. I usually start about 4" behind the front legs - it's better to take off too much, rather than too little! Experience tells me that the skin doesn't stretch very well. Oh, and another thing, better tell the stalker that you want the beast caped, before they make a great big hole in the front to bleed it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pt-sika View Post
    I would actually to be honest prefer skinning the animal/animals myself . For a shoulder mount I usually take the entire hide to the taxidermist as you said still attached to the skull . But I like to take them the whole skin so there's never any chance of them not having enough of the hide to make a proper shoulder mount .
    OK I understand what you say but you are likely have the added cost of the carcase if skin completely as it will not be saleable.

    I have always found that the game dealer would take them when skinned from behind the front shoulders, even if at a reduced price, it should not be necessary to completely skin the animal, just visualise the finished mount and allow a bit extra, most pros should be able to judge how much to take, if you have any doubt stay with him while he does it to make sure, or if you wish do it yourself.

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