What a week it has been, I started a ten animal African safari for one client and decided right off the start to do the biggest job....a cape buffalo. Now if these don't fit right or you have a bad tan or anything, man it can be a very tough job. Well with some luck and good pre-fitting, this buf went together like nothing.
I also tackled an eland a couple days before and now every other job after that has seemed simple...I think I may keep this train of thought for more up-coming safaris! With two big animals like that mounted up in the shop along with all the others I did this week, room is running out, lol. Another good thing with this safari is that the skinners in Africa did a good job so far and the prep work has been minimal.
On another note, I skinned a couple bears this week and we just received number three yesterday for the year so it has been a good start, for April, May is a long month and I see more on the horizon. If you are not sure of proper care for your bears once they are down, feel free to give me a shout and I can help you out with some do's and don'ts' for keeping your bear hide from spoilage.
Speaking of bears, here is a bear I finished up last week, kind of a neat pose, good luck to all who are out sitting and waiting for that big bruin to come in.