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    Default Please dont Short Cut Your Capes !!!!

    I just had sew a brisket back in to 3 Dall sheep capes from last year before they could be used.

    They had plenty of back on them but the entire Brisket & armpits were cut off.


    Easy thing to remember, lay your animal on its side, find the last rib , go three ribs forward & cut a circle around the animal.


    We need everthing forward of that line for a pedistal, half lifesize, or a shoulder mount.


    Remember when splitting him up the back that his shoulders are even so your not cutting down the side of the shoulder.


    NEVER CUT THE HEAD OFF OR CUT THE NECK !!!!

    I do not charge anything for skinning my clients trophies so if you want & its easier bring it in unskinned & I will show you how to do it properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protaxidermy View Post
    I just had sew a brisket back in to 3 Dall sheep capes from last year before they could be used.

    They had plenty of back on them but the entire Brisket & armpits were cut off.


    Easy thing to remember, lay your animal on its side, find the last rib , go three ribs forward & cut a circle around the animal.


    We need everthing forward of that line for a pedistal, half lifesize, or a shoulder mount.


    Remember when splitting him up the back that his shoulders are even so your not cutting down the side of the shoulder.


    NEVER CUT THE HEAD OFF OR CUT THE NECK !!!!

    I do not charge anything for skinning my clients trophies so if you want & its easier bring it in unskinned & I will show you how to do it properly.

    RJ Simington
    PRO Taxidermy www.protaxidermy.com
    RJ do many hunters bring in full sheep or moose?

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    Sheep & Moose still on the head, Not unskinned carcass.

    They would spoil by the time they got to us.

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    Just curious since a friend of mine brought the entire caribou into the processor a couple of years ago.

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    Ya thats no big deal for us.

    I have had Whole ( Field dressed ) Elk , Caribou, & LOTS of Bears.

    I figured doing it myself I have less to fix before mounting.

    Like I said, I do Not charge My clients for any skinning or fleshing, but I do skin for other taxidermists or just hunters for a charge.

    Plus we Buy capes & Lifesize Skins if they are in good shape. Just a little extra work bringing out your cape can sometimes pay for your whole hunting trip.

    RJ Simington ww.protaxidermy.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by protaxidermy View Post
    Ya thats no big deal for us.

    I have had Whole ( Field dressed ) Elk , Caribou, & LOTS of Bears.

    I figured doing it myself I have less to fix before mounting.

    Like I said, I do Not charge My clients for any skinning or fleshing, but I do skin for other taxidermists or just hunters for a charge.

    Plus we Buy capes & Lifesize Skins if they are in good shape. Just a little extra work bringing out your cape can sometimes pay for your whole hunting trip.

    RJ Simington ww.protaxidermy.com
    I've always said a nice cape is like money in the bank.....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    We get things in every year that have heads cut off or cut all the way up the throut, or other bad damage, & they still want to get them mounted.

    Thats why we buy extra capes & skins, we can then offer them anouther cape so they cap still have a nice looking trophy.

    Plus many folks dont want to use their capes or skins , so they might as well make some money from them.


    RJ Simington

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    This year I am paying;

    up to $250. for a moose cape

    up to $175. for a Caribou cape

    up to $400. for a sheep cape

    up to $800. for a Lifesize sheep skin.

    Also looking for a cape & lifesize from a Dall Ewe.

    up to $300. for a Mountain Goat cape.

    up to $600. for a Moutain Goat Lifesize skin.

    These prices are DEPENDANT on damage , Blood staining, Quality of fur,Size of animal, ect.

    the skins can be either Frozen or Salted & turned or still on the head.

    I wont charge you ANYTHING for skinning it out.

    please call me ahead of time .

    RJ Simington
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    my cell 541 281 7201

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