My daughter is finishing up one of those pedestal mounts from a muley I shot a couple of years ago. My quarantine has got in the way. We had some trouble with preorbital glands. Bit of a learning experience for her. My buck is quite the wooly bugger. Snowing and -15 when I shot him in late November.
You're very lucky no hair slippage on a sleak September buck. Makes that mount special.
I love the way the early season capes look on almost any form but especially forms with a lot of character like wall pedestals. I killed my buck last year in early October and am going to mount him just because the cape is so pretty. Lost on what form to use though