Starting in 2020, I will be charging a flat fee of $35.00 in addition to the cost of the shoulder mount, on capes that have bullet, slug or broadhead holes, knife cuts or ( any damage from the armpits forward ) in the cape. These have become very tedious, time consuming fixes, most can not be hidden, and they show flaws in the mount when finished.If the cape has the hair dragged off from dragging the animal, I will not use that cape at all, except for a " Wall Pedestal " that may hide the drag damage, if there is enough cape to accommodate such a mount. If you would like to purchase another cape, I would be happy to advise you further. A shot placed behind the front shoulder, is an ideal shot for a flawless cape.
AFTER YOU GET YOUR CATCH HOME, WRAP IT IN DAMP PAPER TOWELS OR A DAMP BATH TOWEL COMPLETELY. PLACE IT IN A TRASH BAG AND FREEZE THE FISH.
FOR A REPRODUCTION, GET A FULL LENGTH MEASUREMENT (from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail, not the fork of the tail.) AND A GIRTH MEASUREMENT AT MID BODY TAKE SOME PICTURES, THEN RELEASE THE FISH.