A taxidermist is an artist, but they can only work with what we give them. To get the best possible job done, take a hide the taxidermist can work with.
There is a lot more to a quality whitetail shoulder mount than choosing a taxidermist that knows what he or she is doing.
A quality mount starts with you from the moment the deer is down, until you can get it to the taxidermist.
You do not want to drag a deer or hang it by its head to cool, as this could leave rub marks. Get the deer cooled as soon as possible to avoid hair slippage.
But the most important thing you can do is properly skin and cape a deer so a taxidermist has a quality hide to work with.
Professional taxidermist, Marty Davison just showed you the proper way to skin and cape a deer for a shoulder mount.
Follow his advice and you will make the job of the taxidermist easier, and you will come away with a finished mount you can be proud of.