Credit for a cape?

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Credit for a cape?

Unread postby jcraig0313 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:06 am

Has anyone ever received any type of credit from their taxidermist if they provide an untanned cape from a deer?


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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby stash59 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:41 am

Never got credit but sold most of my muley buck capes to a local taxidermist. When I lived in MT. Plenty of hunters ruin the cape of a buck they then want mounted. The taxi usually want the capes to be of a larger size, big neck and long eye to nose measurements. Used to get $20-$30 dollars. Should be more $ these days!!
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby jcraig0313 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:59 am

Thanks, Stash. I'm debating doing a Euro vs. shoulder mount and trying to weigh my options.
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby burkhart » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:01 pm

jcraig0313 wrote:Has anyone ever received any type of credit from their taxidermist if they provide an untanned cape from a deer?

I’ve traded mine for euros
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Unread postby PK_ » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:05 pm

Any Taxi I have asked about this has looked at me like I have 3 heads. So I quit asking.
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby jcraig0313 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:06 pm

That sounds like a good deal, Burkhardt!
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby PK_ » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:09 pm

jcraig0313 wrote:Thanks, Stash. I'm debating doing a Euro vs. shoulder mount and trying to weigh my options.


How long have you been debating? IME capes don’t do well in the fridge...
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Unread postby burkhart » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:09 pm

jcraig0313 wrote:That sounds like a good deal, Burkhardt!

Yea it was. He was a borderline mountable deer and free pushed him over the edge to euro :)
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby jcraig0313 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:55 pm

No doubt PK. He just got moved from the freezer and gets dropped off at the taxidermist in the morning.
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Unread postby PK_ » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:00 pm

jcraig0313 wrote:No doubt PK. He just got moved from the freezer and gets dropped off at the taxidermist in the morning.

Gooood. Nice buck btw 8-)
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby Ranger Matthews » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:06 pm

Might as well ask. I give a $50 credit for larger capes. I end up charging $50 for remounts or if the person needs a cape. The way I see it I break even and attract new customers in the process. Depends if the taxidermist needs capes or not.
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby muskieman » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:48 pm

Our neighbor next to us use to teach a taxi class at the community college. Every 6 capes we gave him he did a free mount. Our rule was whoever got the next mounter after free got to use it. I mounted a borderline 125 6 years ago cause it was free. Happy I did now as it turned out awesome
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby jcraig0313 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:32 pm

Thanks for the feedback fellas. I'll update tomorrow after I drop him off.
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby jmaas07 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:42 pm

Get a shoulder mount and call it a day, yolo lol
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Re: Credit for a cape?

Unread postby UntouchableNess » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:08 am

The taxi I was using would buy capes for $25, mounts were around $500. That would take a long time of donating capes to get a free mount.
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