There are fifteen photos illustrating whitetail taxidermy how-to on this page.
            Real Deer Forms Whitetail Deer Taxidermy Forms
           are available from
    Quality Taxidermy Supply
      Kinston, North Carolina
Phone Toll Free 1-888-527-8722
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You are on page 4 of the whitetail mounting article with Dan Jennings.
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There isn't a whole lot to ear setting on a REAL DEER FORM, a ring of clay to set the earliner base into, and that's about it.
"I put a T pin under each ear to hold them in place while I sew up the incision," explains Dan.  "Look close at the photo that shows the incision opened up, and you will see a pin in position under the deer's right ear.

You can see how good a fit I had around the area behind the ears.  Where I have the skin pulled together, that's all I did, pull it together.  There isn't a stitch or anything there holding it in place.  Areas of problem fit, I just didn't have it with this form.  I close my incisions off with a baseball stitch."
"I like to get my eye work pretty close to where I want it before I start closing up the incision.  Glue and clay want to start drying out right away, and any glue that I get on the eyes is easier to clean off at that time.  I use a 1/2" stippling brush to move the lids so I can keep a smooth shape."
"With the incision closed, it's time to glue the nose down.  I use a 1/2" flat artist's brush to tuck the nose skin into the nostril openings."
"I didn't have to try and figure out where the bib went.  It fell right into place, it was there!  There wasn't any bunching up or excess skin on the neck down by the shoulders either.  It all just laid right into place!"
"Once the center of the brisket and hair patterns were put on over the brisket on the form, the arm pit hair patterns were almost automatically lined up!"
If you would like to contact Dan for any full service taxidermy, he is available 9 to 5 week days, and during Ohio's deer season at anytime. Phone Dan Jenning's Taxidermy at 1-740-849-2255
               STOP-ROT, a truly versatile and multiple use taxidermy product.

STOP-ROT was developed as an aid in preventing hair and epidermal slip.  STOP-ROT on mammal skins extends the work time of a fresh hide by slowing down or stopping decompositions.  It also helps to prevent freezer burn on frozen specimens. A lot of skins and capes that would normally be trashed can be saved with STOP-ROT. Not only has it been stopping epidermal and hair slips, it has also been improving efficiency of acids in the pickle.  STOP-ROT makes fleshing and turning much simpler, faster and efficient.

Apply as soon as possible after the animal has been skinned. If it is a frozen skin or cape, apply as soon as possible during and after the thawing process.
STOP-ROT is available on-line from high lighted suppliers!
RESEARCH MANNIKINS  1-800-826-0654,
Van Dyke's Taxidermy Supply  1-800-843-3320,
Wildlife Artist Supply Company
WASCO  (McKenzie) 1-800-334-8012
AEWS Taxidermy Supplies  1-800-529-3470
Taxidermy Arts Supply TASCO
USA Foxx and Fur  1-800-usa-foxx
Helping Hand Hanger Steve Hall  1-269-948-2246
Jim Allred Taxidermy Supply 1-800-624-7507
SIVKO FUR, INC. 1-607-698-4827
James Taxidermy Supply (formerly Kings)
Quality Taxidermy Supply 1-888-527-8722