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Sheep cape

corndog1

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I was hoping some of you in the "know" might be able to tell me what a big horn sheep cape might be worth. Off a ram with 16 1/8" bases. I don't really have any ideas of what to do with it as I prefer euro mounts.
 

LuketheDog

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I was just talking to a taxidermist about this, he said a good cape could easily go over a thousand bucks, but it's heavily dependent on condition and color.
 

OntarioHunter

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Yes. Very good that you didn't toss it. Hopefully you took good care of it. Sheep capes are golden. Taxidermists will sometimes give a couple hundred bucks for a very large deer cape in good condition with no holes. Surprisingly, the beat up ones can bring a better price. The going thing nowadays is a huge buck mount with scars or ragged ear(s). The fighter look is in. I shot a decent muley a couple years ago and offered the cape to a local Montana taxidermist if he would skin it. At his shop I noticed it had a half moon section of one ear missing. Probably bit by a coyote as a fawn. "Ah crap. You don't want that." Oh yes he did! Very much!
 

OntarioHunter

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I would suggest calling one of the big outfits that do the work for jet set crowd. Maybe Jonas Brothers. They get a lot of sheep projects all the time and doubtless some client capes get wrecked before they see them. Or tannery screws them up.
 

Khunter

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The big outfits pay pennies on the dollar compared to actual value. Find a hunter needing a caoe for best price. For examplke, know of a full body salted cape the big outfits would go $500 for that sold for over $2000 direct to the hunter who needed one badly.

I prefer euros too.

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