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who does the best job in South Africa in Limpopo area with care of the capes, skulls, and horns. Reiser handled my Namibian safari and all was good I am getting work done here in states just want to know the best place to insure proper care for my capes. Thanks help is appreciated
 

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So many choices here, do your research. I am sure you will get many suggestions on this thread also. I looked into 5 -8 guys in the Limpopo, Polokwane, Joburg area. Ended up going with Capricorn Taxidermy in Polokwane, very reasonable rates for dip/ship and good communicator. Best of luck
 

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How were the capes did you discuss their work with your taxidermist here.
 

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I havn't actually got them back yet( hunt was this past May). Yes I discussed everything with my taxidermist before I left about certain ways to cape the animals depending on pose desired, to making sure I knew everything I needed to know about the skinners taking care of them, salting them, etc. My taxidermist, and many on this site also have more times than not had good enough dip/ship work done on the capes. I am not worried about it put it that way.
 

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I am best friends with my taxidermist and a lot can be repaired but I see the capes and and how the come back more times than not it isn't good. I will likely skin, flesh and salt my own the skinners in Africa suck for the most part. I can't tell you how much stuff comes back jacked that the taxidermist is left to repair or fix. I am very picky with my trophies and don't want him to have to fix an issue that could have been avoided with proper care.
 

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Certainly if you are capable of skinning and fleshing yourself, then there is nobody better to take care of your stuff then you! If I was able in this department I would probably do it myself as well
 

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Definitely but they still have to be cared for bugs can be issue in Africa, they need to remain dry after salted
 

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Reedy I've also used Capricorn and thought they had good communication, I had bug damage on several capes but I don't know if that was there or at the outfitters. Swift Dip in Thabazimbi have done the best job for me out of 7 that I've used.
 
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Trophy Solutions recently handled my shipment- all was good and as promised they shipped within 100 days.
 

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Any word on Africa Artistery Taxidermy on how they do handling the capes and their dip and ship
 

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