1. Welcome to Taxidermy.net, Guest!
    We have put together a brief tutorial to help you with the site, click here to access it.

Taxidermist Nightmare

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Dave York, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    Yeah can you mount my deer? 19361D2A-35F5-4029-8E8B-DA80B47FC0CC.png
    MixedupMel, swampfox2, tem and 2 others like this.
  2. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    LOL...had a guy bring me one of those plus a piece of skin he picked up at the skinning rack so I could "make" him a shoulder mount!!!
    tem and msestak like this.

  3. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    I have had the same happen to me only not with a palmated rack like that with bases that could send you for medical treatment.
    msestak likes this.
  4. 15pt

    15pt Active Member

    Happens at least twice a year.
    msestak likes this.
  5. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Makes me think of plunking it on a stick mount.
    tem, msestak and swampfox2 like this.
  6. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    by the way his stubby face and fat neck look he is a moose
    swampfox2 and msestak like this.
  7. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I love when they hang a deer upside down and pack it with ice and as it melts , the head and neck absorbs it and swells3 times it’s normal size, they are hard to skin and even worse to flesh
    3bears and msestak like this.
  8. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

    I have had them come in like that. What a mess to deal with.
    msestak likes this.
  9. BO-N-ARO

    BO-N-ARO Hunt hard but hunt safe!

    C1CE9CAF-9F64-4A6E-84F8-7D35E6AE0BAB.jpeg E67D2E7C-2E56-449F-826F-19A6A9B3FFCE.jpeg This cape was from the hunters best deer.!!!! I managed to save it by making patches from trimmings. Must have worked because I never mentioned it to the guy and he loved the mount. I had several folks look at the mount and no one noticed.
    Kai, pir^2h, AZ~Rich and 2 others like this.
  10. 15pt

    15pt Active Member

    Had a guy bring one in from out of state yesterday. Horns in one hand Cape in a gallon ziploc bag. I dread thawing it out!
  11. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    Since moving to Southern California 25% of the capes that come in aren’t usable. Just thawed one out the other day that was brought in frozen. Parts of it were air dried and other parts rotten. As soon as I opened the bag I knew it was junk.
  12. swampfox2

    swampfox2 Well-Known Member

    It is a shame but some things never change and one could argue they are getting worse.
    John C likes this.
  13. BO-N-ARO

    BO-N-ARO Hunt hard but hunt safe!

    B76569C2-C185-4C57-BC3E-81E4DACB88AB.jpeg Really hate to share this one but I had a customer dead set on this exact mount. I tried and tried to talk him into other choices from an antler mount, skull mount or use a full cape from another deer....... no luck changing his mind customer is always right.....and this one was very happy with the outcome.
    Micah Howards likes this.
  14. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

    48 years ago my boss at a service station told me if a customer wants stripes painted on their backside you ask what color.
    jigginjim and BO-N-ARO like this.