Figure 2: Circumscribe at the green lines (mid body between the front and hind legs and just above the elbows). Join these two cuts at the blue line (be sure to make the cut up the back of the front leg to where the leg meets the body and then proceed to the body cut). DO NOT CUT THROUGH THE ARMPIT HAIR! Figure 3: Pull the hide forward using a knife sparingly to the head/neck junction. Cut the neck approximately 3 inches down from the head/neck junction.
Neatly arrange the cape so flesh side is next to flesh side. Keep the cape cool and out of any pooled water or blood. Bring the cape and antlers to Rocky Mountain Tanners ASAP. If you cannot immediately bring it to us, place the cape and head in a plastic bag leaving the antlers exposed out of the top, tie the bag shut between the antlers, and put in the freezer until you can drop it off.