I just go in a deer that had been sitting in a barn out in the air for about four months. Almost the entire back hide is on this thing and the end of it was all moldy and smelly, with gobs of hair falling out. I cut off up to where it was still frozen. I added stop rot where I could. The area around one eye, or where there used to be an eye, is all hard and the tear duct is dried and pulled away from the skull. No hair seems to be falling out in the head and neck area, so I'm hoping it's still ok. It's still thawing. Is it possible to get this rehyrated so I can skin it? If so, would I soak the head in salt water? Not sure what type of process to use for this. This is a very old deer with an almost white rack. It's pretty cool looking,so I was hoping to save it. The guy is a good friend of ours and told us to do what we can with it. He'll settle for a euro or antler plaque if that's all he can get out of it. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.