Looking for advice... I've just mounted my 3rd Whitetail and I've been having some problems with hair slippage. The first mount turned out great, but both the 2nd and 3rd deer had slippage behind one ear (both times around the size of a quarter) which I only noticed when I came around to mounting them on the manikin. The first time it happened, I hoped maybe bacteria had got to it before I received it from the customer, but now that its happened in the exact same place on the next deer, makes me think it has to be something I'm doing wrong. I will go over my process and see if any of you can point me in the right direction as to any mistakes I'm making... 1) Receive frozen deer cape and head from customer 2) Wait for entire thing to be ALMOST thawed and skin out the head, turn lips and ears 3) Freeze it for another time 4) Defrost it in acid (until its just thawed) 5) Flesh it with flesher (takes around an hour) 6) Put it on a plastic sheet covered board and salt liberally (board is tipped at an angle so moisture runs off for 4-6 hours 7) Quick rinse in water and straight into pH checked pickle solution (Mckenzies Ultimate acid), for 3 days....making sure it is weighted down in the solution and moved around every day to reagitate it 8) Take it out, do a final fleshing with flesher (takes around 40 minutes) 9) Put it back in the acid (pH checked) until the next day 10) Take hide out of acid and neutralise it in baking soda/water solution for 20-30 minutes 11) Drain and damp dry with towel 12) Spread Mckenzies tanning oil over the hide liberally and leave according the the instructions for 4-6 hours. 13) Rinse off tanning oil, drain and damp dry by rolling up in a towel Sometimes I will then leave the hide in a very cold room overnight. The next day I will then take my time patching up any holes with super glue/ hide thread and I will also Bondo the ears. Then usually I will put the hide back into a cold room and mount within the next day or 2.