How do you preserve a deer cape for mounting?

If you can’t get to your taxidermist right away, put the head and cape in the freezer. Don’t make the mistake of keeping the head and cape in an ice chest for too long, he said. Although it’s on ice, bacteria can — and will — still grow.

How much does a full body mount deer cost?

A half body can cost anywhere from $650 to $1,100, while a full body mount can cost anywhere from $1,300 to as much as $2,300 depending on the size of the deer. An antler mount can cost anywhere from $30 to $100, while just the head mount can be between $250 to $450.

What is a Cape Mount?

A deer cape is nothing more than a deer hide from the nose of the deer to just behind the front shoulders in length. The length from the tip of the nose to the front corner of the eye along with the circumference of the neck behind the ears is what all taxidermists are interested in.

How long will a deer cape last in the freezer?

I have kept frozen capes in my freezer for 4-5 months with no ill effects. The important thing is the type of freezer it’s kept in and the manner in which it is wrapped up. It should be kept in an airtight visqueen bag.

Do you leave deer guts in the woods?

Never in the woods. We throw them behind the barn where no hunting takes place. The same way we treat farm animals, we dont take them into the woods to process them, we do it where we have the proper facilities for such work.

Can You Cape a deer for a Mount?

Caping a whitetail buck for a shoulder mount is easy if you follow these instructions and take your time. With some practice, you will be able to cape your deer just like Blake Godwin of Outwest Hunting near Venus, Florida (he is the skilled knife man in the video).

Can a whitetail deer be mounted on a shoulder?

If you’re looking for step-by-step instructions on how to cape a deer for a shoulder mount, look no further than this page and, especially, the accompanying video here. Caping a whitetail buck for a shoulder mount is easy if you follow these instructions and take your time.

How do you get a deer out of the woods?

“Then, when you’re getting your buck out of the woods, don’t wrap a rope around the neck. If you must use a rope, tie it around the antlers. And if you have to drag him for any great distance, put a jacket under the shoulders. The point is to keep the hide from rubbing on the ground.” Hunters can do the initial caping.

Where do you Cut Your Legs for a Cape?

The cape should start by making a cut through the hide behind the front legs at the midpoint of the ribs, encircling the body. Next, slit the skin around the legs just above the knees, and then make a cut on the back side of the legs that meets up with the initial body cut.