I am new to taxidermy and currently I have four deer to do and a hog. I am normally pretty good at almost anything that I try but my first deer isn't going that way. AT ALL. Im not charging for these deer not even supplies. Im doing them for buddies and they said they didn't care how they turned out, but I do. Everything was going good til I got to seperating the cartlidge from the ear and bam I have three holes in back of the ear. I then walked away and then came back a few minutes later after calming down. I said I was going to move onto spliting the lips and come back to the ears later. Then bam cut a one inch hole in the bottom lip. Then I decided i'm going to concure the other ear and then bam another hole. I then salted eveything to come back to later. I am so stressed its unbelievable. Rick Carter made it look so easy. I know cause I watched the DVD at least 25 times. Please tell me some of yall got started out like this. And if I ever get the ears separeted all the way can I fix those holes on the ears. Please Help!