I have have done quite a few deer over the years but came across one tonight with a unique hair pattern at the back corner of the mouth on both sides. It reminded me of the tarsal gland hair mass but not near as large of course. The hair is much longer then the rest on the lip line and looks as if it was bunched improperly while tucking. My question is do most of you guys just let this stay as naturally occurs or try to distuiges it smehow? Thanks in advance.
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I'd leave it natural.
In cases like this, when an animal comes in and you check it over take photos to back up your work. Even though it may be exactly the way this deer's hairpattern was when it was alive, it may not look right to the customer or in competiton to the judge.
Always take photos whenever you can.