Big Gameheads: Capes should be according to the picture below, cut longer if in doubt. Bring in with-in a day or two depending on tempertures or frozen. When gutting an animal for a head mount, stop at the rib cage for the best mount quality. Wipe wet blood off hide if possible.
Big Game Life-size and rugs: Call before skinning or gutting for a lifesize mount if possible for best skinning options. Life-size and rugs should be skinned as bear picture, with straight cuts and Don’t cut hair or parts off. should be skinned as bear picture, with straight cuts and Don’t cut hair off. Wipe as much blood off if possible.
Small Game: Should be brought in ASAP fresh for proper skinning, if not freeze whole is best stretched out; front legs foward, back legs backward to cool and freeze faster, this also allows skinning while still semi-frozen helping to prevent spoilage which can happen quickly. Blood can be wiped off if it hasn’t dried.
Skulls mounts: Should be brought in fresh or frozen, or remove hide and as eyes brain and as much meat as possible.
Fish: Should be wrapped in an old wet towel then place in a plastic bag and freeze laying flat. This will protect the fins and protect the fish from damage, and help prevent freezer burn.