WANTED: LESSER KUDU CAPE SKIN
My first African trophy was a Lesser Kudu bull hunted in the Awash Desert in eastern Ethiopia in 1986. Unfortunately I entrusted a number of trophies to the government owned "Taxidermy Cooperative" for safe-keeping and the Lesser Kudu cape skin was rendered un-mountable by insect damage.
I have the skull and horns which would make a lovely European style mount, but if I could source a cape at a reasonable price, I'd like to shoulder mount it.
If anyone has a Lesser Kudu cape that they are not going to mount, please get in touch.
I have learned that salted & dried skins, OR TANNED BUT UN-MOUNTED skins do not last forever,
so if willing to sell, or propose some sort of swap let me know.
I would want it shipped to Washington state, so it would be easier if it were already in the USA. But other locations might be workable if it is properly documented.
I should add that I am not a taxidermist trying to source for a customer, or looking to buy and resell, it is for my own use and hopefully seeing that my first African trophy find it's place of honor on the wall!