Hey guys, I received my 1st African mounts on Friday from a trip I took with my Dad last year. I was really disappointed to find large bald spots on my waterbuck and one area of my kudu. The zebra has several spots around the ears too. I've notified the PH and taxidermist (who is affiliated with the PH) and here's the verbatim response copied from the email response I received addressing my concerns (minus any identifying information): --------- Waterbuck: All Waterbuck have the bare marks under their chest, this is not hairslip. I can send you examples if you request it. The photo as sent by you is taken from the bottom and over exaggerates the bare spots. Once you have put the mounts up on the wall it should look good as per photo sent and approved by you... Short and the long: this is not hairslip. Zebra: This is also very common. Zebra bight each other a lot. The ears get the biggest damage and even if not visible just after the hunt... it shows once tanned. Fortunately for you it is behind the ear. And does not show clearly when looking at your Zebra. I personally think your mount looks stunning! Kudu: With Kudu we very seldom, but yet some times get a little slip on the chest in hot season. You just never know... the recovery and trophy prep was done as fast and properly as possible. You can be glad this skin didn’t need to go thru the Dip and Ship process...it would have been a total loss. The temperatures when hunted and or conditions of the animal is not controlled by us. But we can do our best to give you the best product possible. ------------ To be clear, we hunted the 1st week of September, so not exactly the hot season. However, it was unseasonably warm and we saw temps into the 90's. The animals were recovered quickly and skinned out in what I believe to be a timely manner, so I don't think they were "mistreated" during the recovery/skinning process. So, please give me your opinion on whether this is an acceptable condition for the mounts. Thanks!