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Huge Sheds, Need Help With Cape Size

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by jokerpie, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. jokerpie

    jokerpie Member

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    Need help with cape size for 270” , 5-3/4” bases sheds. What size cape would be good for these size sheds.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Rausch

    Rausch Well-Known Member

    Elk???
     
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  3. jokerpie

    jokerpie Member

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    Whitetail!
     
  4. Rausch

    Rausch Well-Known Member

    You should post a pic! Especially if they’re wild sheds. You’re gonna need the biggest cape you can find
     
  5. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    You’ll definitely want to get a decent size cape typical to the area where you found the sheds. A big Texas or southern deer would be in the 22” range, a deer from Iowa, Illinois or Canada for instance would be 24” plus. The trick will be finding a cape with 5 3/4” bases may be a challenge. You will likely have to do some alteration to the cape to help it fit those bases and still look natural.
     
  6. dmac1175

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    Try test fitting cape to antlers. If not big enough gradually trim the skin around antler pedicals until they fit. I wouldn't trim more than 1/8" at a time. Hope this makes sense.
     
  7. qltycapes

    qltycapes Member

    You never responded to me, had a 24", moved it down road after waiting too long for your mom response.. good luck!