Rope burn fixable?

Submitted by Scott on 9/30/04 at 1:33 PM. ( ) 63.193.177.254

I got a monster 200# 4x5 opening weekend and it took forever to drag it out. When I was skinning it, I noticed that there was a ring of hair that had been shortened by the harnice rope around the deer's neck. The hair is still there, but there is a very noticible ring. Is this something easy to fix and if so how do I go about it?

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Are you a Taxidermist?

This response submitted by Jeff F. on 9/30/04 at 2:28 PM. ( NaturesTrophies,aol ) 205.188.116.135

Rule #1. IF you HAVE to use a rope then attach the rope to the base of the antlers. Hard lesson to learn. Good Luck! Jeff F.


Of course

This response submitted by Scott on 9/30/04 at 3:24 PM. ( ) 63.193.177.254

I know that now, but at the time I had never use one before and I foolishly followed the directions on the picture.


Here's lesson TWO then

This response submitted by George on 9/30/04 at 4:25 PM. ( georoof@aol.com ) 64.12.116.135

If taxidermists could grow hair, we wouldn't be taxidermists. That hair is destroyed and it's not going to be "fixable" by any means short of hide replacement. Sorry.


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