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Old 11-17-2008, 05:28 PM
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How big of a hole in a cape can be fixed? I was caping out my first big buck doing my first caping job ever and since his neck was so swollen it made the job hard i have three holes in the frong of the neck 2 are the size of a dime and one the size of a quarter.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:04 PM
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any hole can be sewn, but not all holes can be totally hidden. and the front of the neck is the worst place to try and hide one. IMO.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:44 PM
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I fixed a hole in a cape from a broadhead. The hole was in the white throat patch. It was a pain but it just looked like a scar when I was done. I also just took a deer in with a 12 ga slug that was put in the neck at about 6" from the ear. I will have to cut the hole about 3 times the size of the slug hole to repair it but it is repairable. I am more worried about the shoulder/brisket area blown to bits from the initial shot. I am keeping my fingers crossed the form doesn't have the full of a shoulder and misses this spot. But back to your initial questions those holes should be an easy fix. Good Luck.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:13 PM
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holes also seem to grow through the tanning process.

they aughta beable to be sewn and hidden decently...depends on the taxi, and if you cut/torn out hair as well...

i know i had a coon pelt tanned last winter...22 hole right in the head..hardly noticeable when it was skinned...i rough fleshed it myself...then sent it to a tannery to be finished and it back and its visible..could be sewn, but hair pulled for 1/8th of an inch around the hole..probably from it stretching and/or bullet damage...

for future reference, when your skinning, you wanna use your knife as littttttttle as possible. neck of a deer you shouldnt had a knife in your hands at all...just pull the hide from the meat...fleshing is better than holes in the hide....ive learned that lesson...i had a bad habit of using a knife when all i needed to do was pull...i was making it harder than it needed to be and wasting alot of time and cutting alot of hide...
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:26 AM
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The holes are from skinning, so it is basically hide cuts thatdid not go through and cut the hair, which can be sewn and not show at all.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:30 PM
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well thanks for the info guys hopefully i just get a bigger buck and dont have to worrie about this one but i doubt that will happen.
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