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How much will a dry tanned elk cape stretch when re-hydrated?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by MHTaxidermy, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. MHTaxidermy

    MHTaxidermy (307) 640-2602

    I bought dry-tanned elk cape that says it is 11 x 28, and it only measures 16 inches right now. Will it stretch an extra 12 inches once it rehydrated?
  2. Uncle Harley

    Uncle Harley New Member

    I have a hard time thinking it will, but stranger things have happened.

  3. One way to find out. ;)
  4. MHTaxidermy

    MHTaxidermy (307) 640-2602

    Very True lol
  5. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Give it a extra day or two, hydrate it, and you will get some gain, bag and fridge another day and it should grow some more. But never trust a cape salesman, they always fudge on the size. It has been a while since I been to ebay for a cape, so I looked last night and it kills me that over stretched raw skins get big money, a 21" raw will tan out to an 18". LOL