Found an old mule deer hide that was dried and folded in a container last week. This was supposed to be for my shoulder mount that was messed up. (Due to my own hastiness in field dressing and caping too short.) When I bought it my taxidermist said that it should last as long as it stayed dry. It's been in a large Rubber maid storage bin for many years. Feels just like it did years ago.
It still needs tanning but it has been fleshed, dried and ears and lips turned
Just wondering if I wasted my money by not having it done way sooner?
It has the measurements on a ribbon still attached.

Thanks
Steve