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IMPORTANT HIDE PREP INFORMATION

We want to help you preserve your memory, but there are some very important steps to helping prepare your trophy for a more successful transition.

The first thing everyone wants to do is show off their prize and that’s expected. However, depending on climate, please ensure that your deer hide is caped/removed and frozen as quickly as possible. After harvesting an animal, every hour that goes by promotes bacteria and nature’s decomposition process. This is when you run into problems with quality hide preservation. Freezing the hide halts this process. If a hide goes several hours without being cooled down, especially in temperatures above 50 degrees, hair begins to loosen and fall out, and the hide starts to deteriorate. Once this occurs, a hide transplant may be the only option you have for your mount. This equals extra dollars and though we will do our best to replicate your original hide, it’s just not the same as having your original prize intact.

CAPING/HIDE REMOVAL

One of the biggest mistakes we all make is caping a deer hide too short, and in turn, not being able to fit the hide onto your desired form. The simplest way to prevent this from happening is to either tell the deer processing company that you plan to do a shoulder mount, or cut the hide at least 12″ beyond the back of the shoulder (close to the middle of the deer). It’s better to have it and not need it, than to be short. The chest/brisket hide should be intact and the upper portion of the front legs as well. We can repair some minor cuts on the hide, but remember to take extra care when caping/ skinning a hide that you would like to be mounted.

We measure hides and choose forms that best represent your deer’s dimensions. You can leave the neck meat intact if you prefer and there is no extra charge to remove it after drop-off.  Velvet antlers require special attention. They are delicate and can peel or be rubbed off easily, at times. Keep this in mind while handling and transporting velvet antlered bucks. There is an additional charge to preserve velvet antlers due to the extra care and tanning process to preserve the velvet antlers.

803.563.8582   facebook-5-xxl-1   AdamMeyer2908@gmail.com

IMPORTANT HIDE PREP INFORMATION

We want to help you preserve your memory, but there are some very important steps to helping prepare your trophy for a more successful transition.

The first thing everyone wants to do is show off their prize and that’s expected. However, depending on climate, please ensure that your deer hide is caped/removed and frozen as quickly as possible. After harvesting an animal, every hour that goes by promotes bacteria and nature’s decomposition process. This is when you run into problems with quality hide preservation. Freezing the hide halts this process. If a hide goes several hours without being cooled down, especially in temperatures above 50 degrees, hair begins to loosen and fall out, and the hide starts to deteriorate. Once this occurs, a hide transplant may be the only option you have for your mount. This equals extra dollars and though we will do our best to replicate your original hide, it’s just not the same as having your original prize intact.

CAPING/HIDE REMOVAL

One of the biggest mistakes we all make is caping a deer hide too short, and in turn, not being able to fit the hide onto your desired form. The simplest way to prevent this from happening is to either tell the deer processing company that you plan to do a shoulder mount, or cut the hide at least 12″ beyond the back of the shoulder (close to the middle of the deer). It’s better to have it and not need it, than to be short. The chest/brisket hide should be intact and the upper portion of the front legs as well. We can repair some minor cuts on the hide, but remember to take extra care when caping/ skinning a hide that you would like to be mounted.

We measure hides and choose forms that best represent your deer’s dimensions. You can leave the neck meat intact if you prefer and there is no extra charge to remove it after drop-off.  Velvet antlers require special attention. They are delicate and can peel or be rubbed off easily, at times. Keep this in mind while handling and transporting velvet antlered bucks. There is an additional charge to preserve velvet antlers due to the extra care and tanning process to preserve the velvet antlers.

803.563.8582   facebook-5-xxl-1   AdamMeyer2908@gmail.com