Shoulder Mount Taxidermy

Cypress Slough Taxidermy offers premier shoulder mount taxidermy services in the state of Texas. Our shoulder mount taxidermy services include; whitetail mounts, mule deer mounts, elk mounts, pronghorn mounts, axis mounts, sheep mounts, predator mounts and habitat creations services. At Cypress Slough, we take the initiative to make every detail of your shoulder mount stand out.

How To Cape A Deer - Cypress Slough Taxidermy

In The Field Caping Tips For A Better Shoulder Mount

Make sure to leave at least 4 inches of hide BEHIND the shoulder

Cut the hide 4 inches down the leg. If you must split the leg, split it on the backside of the leg and cut from under the skin out. DO NOT cut the hair! DO NOT slit the throat or cut any hair on the cape.

Cut the backbone leaving at least 6 inches of neck meat in order to get proper measurements.

Keep the cape dry and then put it in a plastic bag. Put the plastic bag in a Styrofoam cooler and pack ice around the plastic bag. Take the lid and slice it into 2 sections, cut out holes for the horn bases and slide the 2 pieces back over the horn bases. Use duct tape to seal the lid to the cooler.