mule deer slip?

Submitted by ryan on 9/24/04 at 2:58 PM. ( )

i just got 2 mule deer capes back from the tannery and i was prepping one of them and a large sectrion of fur fell out about the size of a half dollar right by the white patch on the throat. what would cause this and how can i prevent it? i plan to just cut the bare patch out and sew it up. any tips would help. thanks ryan

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Lots of salt

This response submitted by Mark on 9/24/04 at 6:29 PM. ( )

Sounds like that area didnt get penetrated by the salt/pickle to help lock in that hair.

i beleieve that...

This response submitted by matt on 9/25/04 at 10:57 AM. ( )

when you recieved the deer head it probably wasn't caped out fully. the head was probably still left inside-which is why you have to throw salt into the neck as soon as you get it. slippage occurs in whitetails usually around the white hair neck patch area because all the blood and juice is concentrated there from the neck being cut off in that area.

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