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Backpack Mount

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by KFLAH, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Manny81

    Manny81 New Member

    I’m currently working on a pack mount and it’s very labor intensive. I made the frame with stained oak and 5mm hemp rope. I also buy surplus straps and props from eBay for cheap. I’d suggest doubling the price of a regular shoulder mount. Pictures coming soon.
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Not sure why anyone would use a wet tan for this , as it would take forever to dry and could mold up , if you let it dry then it’s like rolling up cardboard. Dry tan , sweat the head only to mount and you can rollthe hide up at anytime with no issues. JMO
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  3. mj757

    mj757 New Member

    What do you mean sweat the head? I am worried a soft tan from the tannery will mess up the face and ears when mounting the head in it. I have a sika deer to do. I usually only use 1/2 cape and wet tan them. So far all have been good. Thanks for the input
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    That makes no sense, bears rams elk moose a lot of animals are dry tanned for mounting . Most L/S hides are dry tanned, I just got a L/S BigHorn back to be mounted . Heck it wasn’t that long ago tannery’s didn’t even offer wet tanning . Guess you haven’t been doing it that long . Once you soak a head down it’s no different then a wet tan .