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    I'll bone out using gutless method if on foot. If on horseback, I'll carry a small sawzall and quarter after gutting. You can quarter an elk in about 15 seconds using a sawzall.

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    I have yet to bone out a bull, I have only killed 6 and half of those were close enough to a road they came out whole. The ones I packed out were in quarters, similar to Guys method (saw over axe). The caping was informational for me, I usually just leave the cape on the skull and let the taxi do it. Most of the time I am within a days travel from the taxi. That info could be useful for me someday. Thanks for posting them up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post
    I have yet to bone out a bull, I have only killed 6 and half of those were close enough to a road they came out whole. The ones I packed out were in quarters, similar to Guys method (saw over axe). The caping was informational for me, I usually just leave the cape on the skull and let the taxi do it. Most of the time I am within a days travel from the taxi. That info could be useful for me someday. Thanks for posting them up!

    I worked for a taxidermist for a while in college, and he really preferred that the face be skinned ASAP! The quicker it is done, and the hide is salted, the better the quality of the mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    I worked for a taxidermist for a while in college, and he really preferred that the face be skinned ASAP! The quicker it is done, and the hide is salted, the better the quality of the mount.
    Thats interesting, I have had multiple animals mounted by 3 differant taxidemists, they all tell me to leave the hide on as long as I either get it to them or in a freezer ASAP. My sheep was the last thing mounted, the cape was on it for 36 hours before I got it in the freezer. It turned out great!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post
    Thats interesting, I have had multiple animals mounted by 3 differant taxidemists, they all tell me to leave the hide on as long as I either get it to them or in a freezer ASAP. My sheep was the last thing mounted, the cape was on it for 36 hours before I got it in the freezer. It turned out great!


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    In all fairness, the guy I worked for did gripe about some outfitters who were terrible at skinning out the face. He would have preferred that they not even touch the thing.

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    I believe thats is why, I have been scared to ruin a cape every since they said "let me do it". The video makes it look easy, I think I will try it next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberstalker View Post
    I believe thats is why, I have been scared to ruin a cape every since they said "let me do it". The video makes it look easy, I think I will try it next time.
    Honestly, the trick is not using too big of a knife.

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    Depends on how far I'm from the vehicle. I'll always do gutless, but if I'm within 2 miles I'll carry the bone. If it's further or real nasty country I'll bone it out completely.

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    I rarely haul bone, but inclement weather is usually the reason when I do. If the snow is going like crazy and I need to be done quick, well the whole thing goes in the pack.

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    Very cool. Guy does make it look easy. My question is pack weight? Never seen long handled hatchet on bivouac hunt pack list. Guess this stays in truck or you go without. Also did anyone notice the turkey in background of last video walk by right around 4:10 mark? Was kind of funny.

 

 

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