Deer Head Skinning with
                     Missouri deer taxidermist Bobbi Jo Meyer.

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Here is the cape with the eyelids, lips, ears, and nostrils completely turned and large chunks of meat removed.  At this time, I can go directly to salting the cape, or freeze it and work on it at a later date.
Now I'll turn my attention to removing the skull cap from the skull, leaving the antlers attached to the cap.  Hand saws will work for this, but they dull quickly and it is a LOT of work to get things cut free.  I'm using a reciprocating saw to get the job done.
Here is the skull plate with antlers attached removed from the deer's head. Next I remove the excess meat from the skull plate.  I will then put either salt or dry preservative on it and then finish cleaning it right before mounting.
The cape is bagged, tagged, and ready to be frozen.
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STOP-ROT was developed as an aid in preventing hair and epidermal slip. STOP-ROT on mammal skins extends the work time of a fresh hide by slowing down or stopping decompositions. It also helps to prevent freezer burn on frozen specimens. A lot of skins and capes that would normally be trashed can be saved with STOP-ROT. Not only has it been stopping epidermal and hair slips, it has also been improving efficiency of acids in the pickle. STOP-ROT makes fleshing and turning much simpler, faster and efficient.

Apply as soon as possible after the animal has been skinned. If it is a frozen skin or cape, apply as soon as possible during and after the thawing process.

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