Hi guy's, it's been awhile since I've been on here. Just no time to do much Taxidermy right now with a kid in Youth Hockey during the Fall and Winter. But, a kid I know took his first buck and they wanted me to mount it for him. Here's the deal, I was going to DP it since I havn't done a tanned one yet and I didn't want to try it on someone elses mount. They just got it to me a month now after they shot it since it froze during the season. The thing is dried out on the ear tips, the nose, the top and bottom lips and under the chin. I skinned and rough fleshed it as best I could right now, and put a good dose of stop rot on the dried out areas to see if this will moisten it up enough. If not, I'm thinking that I might need to pickle and tan it to get it back. Is this the right track to take? I can't turn the lips or ears right now, would it work to pickle it and then turn everything? Or, is it a lost cause? Thanks.