HOW DO I PREP A DEER AFTER THE KILL

Submitted by JEFF on 9/17/04 at 9:56 AM. ( ZOMBIE6GUN@YAHOO.CO.UK ) 162.58.35.200

I know, this is WAY below the I.Q. of this forum, but I'd like an answer from a pro.
I've never had a deer mounted, so what should I do after the kill to allow a pro to produce a quality mount for me?
Sorry for such a simple question.

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Go here

This response submitted by James Parrish on 9/17/04 at 10:02 AM. ( ) 204.211.171.11

http://www.McKenziesp.com/KB/HTML%20KB/Trophy_care/trophy_care.asp

Should pretty much cover all you need to know!


Not an expert

This response submitted by DaveT on 9/18/04 at 11:27 AM. ( ) 66.205.127.17

But one thing to keep in mind, always cut off more then you will need. Try to think of what pose you want (i.e. pedestal, shoulder, open mouth, etc..) you will want and then plan your cut accordingly. You can always trim later. Good luck on your hunt

DaveT


To assure

This response submitted by Arby on 9/18/04 at 12:45 PM. ( ) 24.210.208.131

a quality mount, take the properly field dressed deer to a taxidermist that knows how to mount deer heads. You can do every thing perfect in the field and at the processers and take it some one who doesn't know how taxidermy and you will receive a poor mount.
I've had me many hunters bring the deer for me for caping. I charge a small fee and prefer to do it my way.


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