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Slipping On Ear What Do I Do?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Dwb5, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. Dwb5

    Dwb5 Active Member

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    This deer came in and had been taken out of town. The gentleman salted the cape. I took it to a local tannery and now his ear looks like this. All my other capes from him are fine!
    What can I do to fix this if anything? It worse on the front side I just cannot get a picture to load for some reason. Any help would be appreciated!
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  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    If it came in turned and salted it’s not your fault, that said you can find a donor ear and cut out and replace after it’s mounted and dry , or if it was me I would turn ear down and back , hiding it the best I could , then paint it when I did my finish work.
     
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  3. Dwb5

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    I thought about calling him and seeing if it was ok for his ear to be back. He was wanting them both forward. Thanks for the help
     
  4. Dwb5

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    This may sound stupid. Would it look bad if you cut a notch out of it like a split
     
  5. 13 point

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    No not necessarily, but I’m sure he would also notice that . Call and tell him it came back from tannery like that and give him the options .
     
  6. Dwb5

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    Ok thank you so much
     
  7. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Mount your deer as is. When it’s dried, place a thin layer of super glue gel over the bare area. Clip some “donor hair” off the back of the mount. Short hair is located near the brisket. Lay it on your bed of super glu e and trim to match the edge of the ear. Nobody will ever notice the repair but you.
     
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  8. Dwb5

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    Thanks Joey
     
  9. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Simple hair transplant.
     
  10. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Didn’t you say it was worse on the other side ? Joey gave you a great tip .
     
  11. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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  12. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I have fixed a lot of damage like that before. Mostly the ear was damaged by the deer, but I had at least a couple that were from slippage there. If its a small spot on the back of the ear, I'd usually just airbrush it to match the color. If it was a larger spot, like yours, I would do a hair transplant using scrap deer hair gluing it in place using forceps and super glue. I'd just charge them extra based on how much extra time it took.
     
  13. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

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    try fly tying dubbing
     
  14. Dwb5

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    Yeah. It is worse. I really liked Joey's idea and I'm going to try it. Thanks again everyone
     
  15. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Joey is that doner hair out of your ears?
     
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