Hey Guys, Quick question for the tanning gurus out there. I shot a big buck this past fall in late November. Weather was -35C and I had the buck caped within an hour of shooting it. Cooled it off on the tailgate of my truck before folding it up to freeze. Ensured no heat was in the cape before folding and then rolling. Froze hard that night and stayed frozen until I pulled it out to turn it. Turned and salted as usual, fleshed up very cleanly and had no issues with drying quickly. Tannery that I use stated that he has a lot of problems with late season mulies and this cape slipped in a couple spots. Right up near the seam high in the neck, down by the shoulder (not a patch but lost some of the longer hairs that makes it look 'rubbed') and a touch below the ear. Also a little 'seam' along the neck. This is a big cape and a big old buck. I am determined to see if I can save it via patching as I left a lot of cape to spare (vs paying for a cape of equal size/colours/condition) but I'm curious if other tanneries have issues with late season mulie capes. This cape was in what I'd call A++ condition and I cared for it as good or better as any other cape I handle. Really deflated me when I had slip like that on such a cool cape. Thoughts or comments? Tannery said there isnt much a guy can do better for prep, but sometimes he just gets slip on late season mulies.