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Antelope capre-looking for one
Pronghorn
Contributors to this thread:
ahunter76 16-Dec-19
Habitat 16-Dec-19
StickFlicker 16-Dec-19
Franklin 16-Dec-19
RK 16-Dec-19
Franklin 16-Dec-19
RK 16-Dec-19
HDE 16-Dec-19
RK 16-Dec-19
Elite 1 16-Dec-19
Elite 1 16-Dec-19
BOWUNTR 16-Dec-19
RK 16-Dec-19
Franklin 16-Dec-19
Adventurewriter 17-Dec-19
AaronShort 17-Dec-19
Beav 17-Dec-19
ahunter76 20-Dec-19
Shug 21-Dec-19
ahunter76 21-Dec-19
Franklin 21-Dec-19
From: ahunter76
16-Dec-19

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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

From: Habitat
16-Dec-19
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

From: StickFlicker
16-Dec-19
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.

From: Franklin
16-Dec-19
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.

From: RK
16-Dec-19
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.

From: Franklin
16-Dec-19
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.

From: RK
16-Dec-19
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

From: HDE
16-Dec-19
I'll bet it takes longer than 30 min if you do it right...

From: RK
16-Dec-19
Hde you are so right

From: Elite 1
16-Dec-19
I have a wet tanned cape in the freezer if your interested. Pm me

From: Elite 1
16-Dec-19
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!!!!

From: BOWUNTR
16-Dec-19
"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

From: RK
16-Dec-19
Bowunter

Correct. Just some made up stats. Nonesense We outfitted in 100degree heat and NEVER lost a cape

From: Franklin
16-Dec-19
I only tanned about 500 of them....and yes about 50% are lost due to poor handling.

17-Dec-19
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

From: AaronShort
17-Dec-19
taxidermy.net will usually get you anything you need

From: Beav
17-Dec-19
I'm with BOWUNTR, I've never lost one and have hunted in high temps.

From: ahunter76
20-Dec-19
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.

From: Shug
21-Dec-19
eBay has them regularly... At least the some of the 30% that survived...

From: ahunter76
21-Dec-19
He is getting one. Thanks everyone.

From: Franklin
21-Dec-19
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.

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