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Question about Antelope

I'm going to Wyoming in October and I had a few questions I was hoping someone could answer. I was originally thinking of having the head done out there and shipping it back but recently I'm re thinking that. How would you suggest I get the cape, and head back here so I can get a local taxidermist to do the work. By that I mean do I have them skin it out, salt it and then can I carry it on the plane or should I ship it...etc. Also what should I expect to pay for a shoulder mount around here ? I'm looking for an approximate cost. It will help me decide if it's easier and worth it to take it back here or just leave it out there and have them do it and ship it. Thanks guys and I'm willing to listen to anything and everything you can add or give tips about

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Never hunted antelope but I've brought back several mule deer and an elk on the airlines. I prefer to have it done locally. I was just reading about a meat processor in Casper who would reccomend a local taxi because he would get a referral fee but the taxi was doing very poor work. Make sure if you get it done out there that you get some solid referrals and check out the guys work yourself. Usually a shoulder mount around my home will run from $375-450 depending on the taxidermist. If you have someone that you usually use call and ask how he would prefer you to bring it to him. If you don't have someone start asking your friends who they recommend. The problem with the processors out there is that when you have them 'cape' out your animal the merely skin it out to the skull then cut the head off. Not sompletely caped out IMO. Its more weight to bring home but sometimes your taxi will prefer that to a poorly done cape job. As far as bringing it home just make sure its completely frozen and box it with some of your meat to bring on the airline. Usually 50 lb per box max. Costs about $30/box with the airline. We cape ours out completely and cut the horns out of the skull and put the horns in a duffle bag in the checked bags. Not a problem with an antelope but with a mulie buck if its not in a bag the airline will sometimes charge you big $$$ to carry the rack.

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i have my client fed ex overnight. fed ex has styrofoam cooler spcifically for this. its cheaper in the long run as oppsed to shipping a finished head.

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Thanks for the info guys

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