I have a hide that was given to me and I am going to try to use it for my first mount. I don't know the measurements but it does have the y cut where the antlers were. The ears need removed yet. So is there any suggestion on ear removal? I have a video that just used dp instead of tan. Is it better for me to dp or get some krowtan as a beginner. I have only ever mounted one mammal before and that was a black squirrel. Thanks and any help is greatly appreciated and taken. Thanks and happy holidays.