This is my 5th mount, but the first I have done at my shop and not at my mentors shop. This deer was brought to me the day it was killed and I actually caped it out. After caping I dropped it in the freezer without removing skull /antlers or doing much fleshing. A month or so later I thawed it and removed the skull and antlers and did a little fleshing and back in the freezer it went. A few weeks later (after I finally got my sink plumed in) I thawed it again and washed it in arm n hammer detergenent and decided to paint the skin side with stop rot after reading so many good things about it. Then froze again. Tonight I was going to turn my ears and finish fleshing everything and start my DP process (using Bess Maid). As the deer is thawing I notice this. Bad. So bad. I’m really really upset. I’ve got another cape that I received a few weeks after this one (only difference is cape number two was already caped when I got it) and everything I’ve done to one I did to the other. I’m dreading thawing our number 2. Uuuugh. What can I do other than just start over with a new cape ? I’m so [email protected]$?ing pissed at myself and disappointed. These are not my own deer. These people trusted me with their trophies and I have ruined them. [email protected]!.