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Antelope capre-looking for one
My son took a decent Buck this year (his 1st Antelope hunt). We thought we did everything right. Skinned right away, cape put on ice & stored at locker next morning (they froze it). Frozen until he took to Taxi day after we got home. HAIR has slipped. He's looking for a cape. Anyone out there that might have one? PM info & price. Thanks
Are you sure it slipped?Their hair breaks and you may find more than say on a whitetail but we have shot some in really hot weather and never lost a cape
He said he took it to his taxidermist, so I would guess that the taxi knows whether it slipped or not. If you don't find one here, do a Google search, also they are often for sale on some of the taxidermist forums. If you can wait until next fall, there are probably Bowsiters that would save one for you.
The "correct" thing would be to turn/flesh and salt ASAP. Putting on ice and even freezing is no guarantee it will be saved. About 70% of all Pronghorn capes will have some form of slip.....about 50% slip bad enough they can`t be repaired.
I will ask around and see if I can drum one up for you.
Turn /flesh / salt
That is so funny. I bet less than 1% of the people on here know how to do that
Cool it freeze it
Antelope capes are easy to get. Your taxidermist should be able to get one pretty quick.
Splitting lips, nose and turning ears along with fleshing is not rocket science. Takes about 15-30 minutes....my daughter is a nurse and she knows how to do it and she doesn`t even hunt.
Slip is caused by bacteria in the hair follicle....that can happen in a freezer, especially when you roll or fold a hollow hair hide.
Franklin. I realize all of that but also know most don't know how to do it and unless you are really remotebis is way not necessary
Cooling it's the trick. Then freeze That really is NOT rocket science
I'll bet it takes longer than 30 min if you do it right...
I have a wet tanned cape in the freezer if your interested. Pm me
If you can flesh a cape split ears eyes nose and lips in a half an hour that had to be some kind of world record!!!!
"About 70% of all Pronghorn capes will have some form of slip.....about 50% slip bad enough they can`t be repaired."
Not even close to being accurate... take care of it and it will be fine. I've never lost an Antelope cape. Ed F
Correct. Just some made up stats. Nonesense We outfitted in 100degree heat and NEVER lost a cape
I only tanned about 500 of them....and yes about 50% are lost due to poor handling.
They are an easy find but your asking at a bad time of year I gave away two this year...and got one more going on my mount
taxidermy.net will usually get you anything you need
I'm with BOWUNTR, I've never lost one and have hunted in high temps.
Thanks for all the help & "comments". In my 63 years bowhunting (I started in 1956)I've never had anything slip either (including previous Antelope in 100 degrees). Like I said, we thought we did everything right but apparently not. Yes the Taxi called him about the slipping. BUT, THANKS everyone, he has it taken care of. Appreciated.. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas.
eBay has them regularly... At least the some of the 30% that survived...
He is getting one. Thanks everyone.
Really wouldn`t be a market for extra capes if none of them slipped....lol. Some of you probably have mounts without your capes on them but you didn`t here that from me.