Mt Goat hide care and cuts for rugContributors to this thread:
Leaving in morning for a Mt Goat hunt with buddy that has tag. He talked with the taxi and is going to make a rug with head mounted. Any tips for caring for hide in field and a possible diagram that shows how to skin for rug.
He not interested in full body or shoulder mount so not looking for opinions on what type of mounts. Just care on the mountain, back at camp and to the taxi.
Skin like a bear. I’ve got a goat rug and really like it, they make a beautiful display.
Nick… is that my bed tonight? Boarding plane in 10 minutes see ya in a bit…
Sorry for hijacking’ your thread
Nick thanks for advice. Anything on exactly where to make cuts on legs. Taxi said up back of back legs and inside middle of front. Trying to visualize that with a diagram if possible
If you've ever skinned a bear for a rug, it's exactly the same. Butthole to Heel following the back of the leg. Middle of front hooves to elbow and to center of chest (though with a bear I like an "S" cut here because of the hairless armpit). Then center cut from end to end, stopping short of the chin/beard. Most important is to keep the cuts even on each side.
If you do a quick search there are some videos that still help. Just put in skinning a bear for a rug
Meateater (or Clay Newcomb, or both) released a super detailed video on skinning a bear for a rug that would probably help connect the dots on the above diagrams and advice. Would likely be worth the 10-minute watch
Thanks Chase. Attached link if anyone else wants to watch
And here I thought Legos were unpleasant to step on…..
Just took a photo of it there, it’s on the wall.