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Skinning Mule Deer out for Life size?

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by quest, May 19, 2013.

  1. quest

    quest Member

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    Looking for information on the proper way to skin a Mule deer out for life size mount. I've tried to search maybe I'm not using the right wording? Thanks.
     
  2. Jim McNamara

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    I skinned mine out in the field and did a dorsal cut with relief cuts on the legs. Having said that I would vent cut the next one for ease of test fitting and either pre sew and then dorsal or just sew the vent cut up after mounting. That's the way I did my elk and it was so much easier to test fit and work with.
     

  3. quest

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    Where do you cut down the legs inside middle, inside back toward the rear? How far do you cut down the legs?
     
  4. jasonb

    jasonb I think I'll keep her

    You just cut straight down the back of the legs and the key is straight cuts and nice points at each interceting cut. The hardest place to sew is the armpits so try to keep that in mind when making those cuts. I hope this helps.
     
  5. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Maybe this will help ...
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3939977017940.2146308.1235367200&type=3
     
  6. for deer I like the ventral incision. Seems hard to hide the seam down the back of a deer for most poses. If he was reared up or something then I would probably do a dorsal.
     
  7. quest

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  8. jbconnected

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    I got that same message on my phone, but it worked fine on my desktop.
     
  9. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    As I revisited this post I must admit dorsal cutting might be the wrong way to go. My deer was a long haired buck and the seam is well hidden but shorter hair would be tough to hide. As for the cuts, I try to stay in the middle of the hair pattern on the back of the leg where the hair from both sides comes together.
     
  10. quest

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    That's what I was thinking. I want to do one laying down so I plan on making the cuts where they wont show.
     
  11. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    It opens on a computer.
     
  12. quest

    quest Member

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    I'm sorry John Bellucci your talking to someone who's lacks in computer skills. Ill have to find out from my better half lol.
     
  13. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    LOL! It was my better half who taught me about computers. ;D And still does from time to time! LOL!

    Dorsal incision on a Bear ...
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    Ventral or Belly Incision for a flat skin ... for rug or lifesize purposes.
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    Ventral incision for Bobcat, Lynx, African Wildcat, Cougar, Leopard, etc.
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    Skinning incisions for large BIG cats ... I just like looking at this illustration! LOL!
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    This is the standard 'case' skinning method.
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    Warthog are a special case all their own, and are best opened up through their chinny-chin-chin!
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    Full dorsal on Deer ...
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    Alternate or short dorsal.
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    Ventral incision on Deer.
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  14. quest

    quest Member

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    Wow that's great info thank you.