While caping your animal, use caution and be sure you do not cut into the hide. Try pulling out instead of straight down on the hide. Use your knife sparingly, instead try to "peel" the animal.
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.
For transporting back to camp or your home, always fold the cape flesh to flesh to keep them moist. Always TREAT YOUR HIDES LIKE MEAT. Keep them as cool as possible. Do not put it in a sealed plastic bag...game bags are preferred. Keep it in a cooler on top of ice (dry ice is okay) or the very least shaded. Freezing is okay. Do not wash them or get them wet, but also do not let them dry out. When possible dab the blood out of the fur with a dry cloth. Bring the cape and antlers to A Lasting Memory Taxidermy 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.