How to Skin a Deer Head with
            Missouri whitetail deer taxidermist Bobbi Jo Meyer.

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There are 9 photos illustrating how to skin a deer head on this page.
Now that the skin is off, I'll take a measurement right behind the ears.  As you can see, the measurement is 18 1/2".  The next measurement is taken 3" down from the first one.  This one is 23".
Next the lips will need to be split.  The ears will have to be  turned also.
Here I'm using a special tool called an ear opener to separate the cartilage from the back of the ear skin.  Here is the ear completely turned.
The eyelids need to be split all the way to the lash bases where tiny deposits of fat will need to be removed.
Large pieces of meat will be removed at this time.
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See pictures of whitetail deer mounts done by Bobbi Meyer.
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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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