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Early season Deer capes

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by oaktree, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. oaktree

    oaktree Member

    How or what tool do you use to adjust the hide with an early season cape?
    I have one of those 5 or 6 pronged adjusting tools that works great while mounting but I find when the mount dries it shows everywhere the prongs stuck in the skin making the cape look full of scars.The last one I did I was very careful but still had the same effect.
  2. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    Use a stout ruffer, Most supply companies sell them

  3. Kyle Lakey

    Kyle Lakey Active Member

    Stout ruffer is about all I use for moving skin. However you must press hard and get the teeth down into the skin when moving or you will rip chunks of hair out. Not to much to worry about when doing a short hair animal but when the hair gets longer you have to be more careful.
  4. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    I have had the same problem in the past, a stout ruffer is the way to go.
  5. oaktree

    oaktree Member

    Never thought of that,thanks I'll give it a try.
  6. I had same issue for years on early season capes, bought a stout rougher and it was best taxi tool I've ever used.
  7. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    Stoutruffer is excellent for shorter haired wts. The other hide puller will tear up a short haired wt if you slip with it. I use it for longer haired wts.