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I get sooooo tired of this crap...

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by joeym, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Could have been ran over with a bush hog and done less damage! B59017FE-8A01-4071-9ECE-CA4FEE877AB6.jpeg
  2. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Member

    Better than some who live by the rule of "Ya gotta cut it's throat to get the blood out" then the after thought of "heck yeah I'm gonna mount it". Don't these folks understand what a deer with a hole in it dies from . . . Blood loss I believe. You'd think that bright red trail you follow to find'm would be a clue. On a serious note I charge an hourly rate to fix stuff like that about $25 an hour 2 hour min. anything more than a Bullet/Broadhead hole.

  3. I got a 100 dollar bill that says when they brought that in they said
    " I left you plenty to work with ! ''

    Yea maybe but is in all in one piece ?
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  4. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Antlers sawed off and cape tossed. I'll use a little dinky 17" cape from the freezer, but, I've got to split the left ear...he really wanted that to showcase that. I just wonder what the heck people are thinking when they skin these things. I see it over and over. Anything 19" or better gets the privilege of buying an extra cape!
  5. dale65

    dale65 Active Member

    Yeah I see it all the time too that should be the first thing you learn when you start hunting is how to skin one at least I did i get them all cut up with leaves and rocks in them just makes you wonder how they do all of that i have had guys bring the hole deer because they don't know how are don't want to get blood on them I'm not a processor so I just charge more for stuff like that oh and when they bring a fox or bobcat in that's been gutted just don't make a lot of sence to me
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  6. They usually tell me "it was on a hill side, snowing and starting to get dark, and they let their 10 year old nephew do one side". As George says "Stupid should hurt" cost of new cape $100.
  7. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    They skin that with an alligator?
  8. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    Yep that one would be a replacement cape, for a shoulder mount or, a euro.
    I have one yet to mount that was cut up to the throat patch, the guy insisted on using his cape, even though it will cost him more than a replacement cape. He agreed to it. I have already sewed it up and it should look fine, when it is mounted. I just have yet to mount it up.
    I may have posted this story before but, I had a guy bring in half of his deer frozen, wrapped in plastic. He was worried about messing up skinning it he told me. I said once it thaws and I can look at it, I'm sure it will be fine. Not, once I could unroll it I saw that when he cut it in half with an electric chain saw, he also cut the front legs off, at the shoulder blade with the chain saw. That was a new cape, he was embarrassed as hell and begged me not to tell anyone about it or at least not tell who it was.
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  9. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Replacement cape ; Don`t play with stuff like that any more .
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  10. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    For me, repairs were $75 an hour, two hour minimum, or $200 for a new cape. New cape was guaranteed top quality finished mount. If I repaired it, I said that I would do my best to make it look as good as could, but, no guarantees. I never had a complaint on the finished mounts for either.
  11. sponder

    sponder Member

    I took in 2 from the same man last year, exactly like that! I too am tired of that crap!!!

    TIMBUCK Active Member

    I would not even stress over that and the money is just not worth the hassle..

    Only 3 possible options here and "fixing" it ain't one:
    1. Euro
    2. New Cape(they buy)
    3. They come pick it up as is..
  13. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    I had one brought in that they cut off
    With a chain saw. They didn’t find the deer during archery season until the
    Next day and the meat wasn’t salvageable so they took s chain saw to it.