Hi I am in need of some advice on how to get the skin from around the boss a on Cape Buffalo. I have searched the forums and really haven't found the answer to my question so if it is in there I am sorry for asking again. Thanks for any and all help! :) Bev
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Dont they suck! Trying to be nice here, hammer and chisel, jack hammer, buy a good air chisel over power it and pray for forgiveness for using Gods name in vain. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Go get a big bottles of J. Daniels, black label, get slobbering drunk and finish the job. Go to bed, wake up in the morning and findout you only have oneside done.
Figure out, you should have charged more, you now have wasted two days, you hands are so sore and bruised. Blistered, battered and finally beaten, you figure out the natives in Africa are very under payed for caping a buffalo.
Go down on skid row, hire to wineos to finish the job. It would have been cheaper to have done that in the first place.
Ask God for forgivness one more time.
Then realize this whole proccess is why the boss has to be rebuilt on Cape Buffalo. Tha horns did not shrink that much, its jus the skinners have to do this in a climate that horrific. No wonder african capes suck.
You are finally done wtith this portion of the job.
You pray to God one more time.
hear my prayer
I have never liked that cheap taxidermist down the road.
For he has been my arch enemy for all this year.
I pray to You Lord, for this to hear.
Bless him to prosper this next year
I will never again
wish on on him
the problems of our deer
my days of whoa
here to go
bless him Lord with a hundred Buffalo.
to correctly do this job is to cut the horns entirely off of the skull itself, boil the skull, clean and bleach it and then permanetly affix it again to the skull...otherwise, since you have made mention of the skin still being around the horns...THERE WILL BE BUG PROBLEMS in the future....you can count on it....THEN YOU WILL HAVE BIG PROBLEMS.
TURN THE HORNS OVER so they rest on the top of the bosses.
CUT a line from front to back, four inches from the under curve, or lowest point, of the horns.
CUT another line from the front of the boss along the frontal edge to the line just cut. Do the same on the rear. Remove the plate of horn, then take the top cap off the skull. Boil the skull, clean and bleach, dry then replace the whole thing with bondo, sand and recolor. Now is it worth what you charged for it....thats why we get $1250.oo for doing one Cape Buffalo Shldr. Mt. If this is not done the bug problems that are to come will be horrendous, you will have to buy another cape for the mount, and do the horns this way to take care of the problems anyway. Its not fun, but the only correct way to combat a Cape Buffalo. I do this also for Eurpean Skull mounts of the same species.
I didn't want to start anything but could you explain the procedure once again?
WHO ARE YOU, and what is your telephone number? Can I call collect?
If you have a skull or skull cap with some dermal tissue still around the horn bases, it can be boiled and scrubbed off. Email me with specifics and I will try to help.