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I love the "Can you fix this"

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by krollh, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. krollh

    krollh Active Member

    Had a guy bring this in the other day. Yep, a dog got a hold of it.
    I told him I could fix it, but I would probably not be able to get a hide to match the color.
    It's really faded out. Plus obviously the rest of the mount is not too good.
    I talked him into another cape. He did request a long haired, light colored cape to get as close as we can to the original.
    I have a post in the wanted, if anyone has one.

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  2. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member

    EEEK That needed to be redone anyway.

  3. krollh

    krollh Active Member

    Yea, I didn't mention the skull cap must be broke because you can grab each antler and move em around.
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I guess I've become callous over the years, but when I get those in, the customer is seldom presented with many choices. Number 1, we need to remount the animal, Number 2, IF I have a spare hide close to those measurements, I'll provide it free but there is no price negotiations. Number 3, the customer can pick the pose he likes. One out of three is as good as he gets.
  5. krollh

    krollh Active Member

    I really did not give him any option in the end.
    I'm charging him 495 for the remount plus 50 for another cape. I did ask if he wanted to supply the cape, he said no.
    He wants the same pose.
    He is a decent customer, I have another mount for him right now, but there was no reason to cut him a break.
  6. ortegageno

    ortegageno Active Member

    That must be a very important spike trophy to get it mounted twice. I might have mounted the dog instead.
  7. Oak Leaf

    Oak Leaf New Member

    First it looked like poop.

    When the dog ate it, it probably tasted like poop.

    And now ironically, somewhere in that mans backyard, it is poop.

    The cycle of life.
  8. martymarr

    martymarr New Member

    lol thats right
  9. krollh

    krollh Active Member

    Yea, it was his first deer.
    I also did not mention he wants to keep part of the old hide to do "something with"
    Just so he had a peice of it.
    Any ideas on something simple you can do with a peice of an old cape that has been mounted?
  10. Line his toilet seat, after all it is winter. Then in the spring he can just give it back to his dog.