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First Mount Cape

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by JakeKrog, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. JakeKrog

    JakeKrog New Member

    I am looking for a damaged whitetail cape that has been tanned. I am looking to attempt my first mount, and don't want to ruin a nice hide. I prefer if the damages on the neck or body somewhere not the face... I'm new and I have no clue what I'm doing, but it's time to get my hands dirty! let me know what you got. Thanks, txt or call at 7343833280
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    If you want to get your hands dirty get a green/raw cape and learn to flesh first
     

  3. JakeKrog

    JakeKrog New Member

    I would like to but all the tanners in my area are closed due to covid and I have free time now.
     
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I’m confused , what does the tannerys being closed have to do fleshing, learn to flesh then salt it till tannery opens , not trying to give you a hard time , just saying if you can’t flesh correctly then you will have a real hard time doing Taxidermy
     
  5. JakeKrog

    JakeKrog New Member

    Like I said brand new, first project. Stumbling into it, thanks for the direction. Do you have any capes that need to be fleshed? Also some recommendations on tools would be great.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2020
  6. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Sorry don’t have any xtra capes at this time . I don’t understand your last line ?
     
  7. Randy

    Randy Huntin Chamios on Mount Cook, New Zealand

    Hang in there Jake. Unfortunately on this web site there is often someone who has to make comments. Most are good comments, however there is always the guy who knows everything and then the guy who is confused?/#^/!?*? If I had a WT cape I would give you one, but I am in mule deer country and do very few WT deer. Hang in there, someone will find you a cape for a good price. Any questions? Give me a PM.
    Randy
     
  8. JakeKrog

    JakeKrog New Member

    Thanks Randy
     
  9. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I’m not sure why you say this , I try to help all I can , saying I’m confused is because I didn’t understand what he was stating, letting him know fleshing Is a important thing to know in Taxidermy is not busting or discouraging him . If I had a cape I’d give it to him , if he was close to me I would invite him to my shop to help him in every way possible, as I’ve offered to others , I don’t see you posting in the beginners to help anyone . Dude you are so off base on this its crazy .
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2020
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  10. Randy

    Randy Huntin Chamios on Mount Cook, New Zealand

    Because he asked for a cape, not opinions about what you would do. If I was wanting to try my first mount and had no access to a tannery I would be anxious to find a cape that was tanned so I could give it a try. I recall 40 years ago thinking about my first mount. I was very anxious and wanted to do something right now! Sorry if I offended you. No hard feelings.
     
  11. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Jake where are you located? For your first mount might I suggest a different approach, don't look for a damaged cape, all that will do is give you more issues to deal with and may discourage you. Look for an average cape at a reasonable price say a 7 x 18 or so without issues. That way you have less to make look correct.
     
  12. 15pt

    15pt Well-Known Member

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    Where are you located? If your not too far from me I'll send you a green frozen one.
     
  13. JakeKrog

    JakeKrog New Member

    South east michigan
     
  14. JakeKrog

    JakeKrog New Member

    Thanks 3bears
     
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  15. Sleepyhollow

    Sleepyhollow New Member

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    Jake look up east coast capes I believe. They had some from $75 -$300. Good place to find a decent cape to start with
     
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  16. JakeKrog

    JakeKrog New Member

    Great thanks
     
  17. nelsondeerfarm

    nelsondeerfarm me and THE BUCKMAN !!!

    I believe I have an adult doe and a yearling buck, both were killed by me, tanned by me. They may have some holes that need sewed but should be pretty decent capes. The buck was killed last November, the doe was killed 3 years ago. Would you be interested? I will sell them dirt cheap if your interested. PM me.