Several months ago I ask a C.O. from a neighboring county what I was legally to do with deer tags. I was told that a taxidermist is considered a processor and once the tag number is logged in my paperwork I could destroy, keep or return them. Several weeks later I ran into a local taxidermist that was told by a C.O. that they were to be put on the capes till it was mounted. After a visit from my local C.O. today I found out that a taxidermist is not considered a processor and that the tags must be attached to the horns till it is mounted then it can be removed, destroyed or returned with the mount. The local taxidermist was told the hide is considered = green= that's why the tag must remain with it and now today I was told the horns are considered = green= that's why the tag must be on them. I'm so confussed!