I live near a tannery. I brought in a frozen cape that was in great shape. Days old. Rather then flesh and salt like I normally would, they offed as a favor to do this for me. I had a terrible feeling about this. But went with the easy route. Fast forward 2 weeks, they call to inform me of a rejected cape. All they had done was take my frozen cape, immerse it in a pickle and waited 2 weeks to pull, inspect and flesh. OBVIOUSLY not the correct manner. It began to rot. So now I have the cape, it is slipping some, has a mild fowl smell. I plan on fleshing it on my wheel, storing it in a pickle. Get it nice and thin, over a couple days. I was thinking about then salting it hard. (its 100 degrees here) could be hard in 24 hrs. Then Rehydrating in a pickle, then tanning. What do you guys think my of my plan. What should my processes should be. Is the salting idea poor? I cant get stop rot or any other product delivered for a few days. BTW its was a 364 inch elk with a 33 inch neck and 13 inch eye to nose, a trophy.