Years ago a hunting partner of mine taught me how to do my own shoulder mounts. He apprenticed under some award winning taxidermists, so his knowledge was invaluable, but not all of it rubbed off on me. Below is my latest attempt at taxidermy. It's a sheep I shot in 2005 that's been sitting dry tanned in my freezer since then.
It was heavily stained from blood after two shots through the cape area and a roll down the mountain side. It's a horrible pic that's a bit out of focus, but you get the idea.
I bleached the entire cape with peroxide and standard white for about a day to get it all out.