What Is a Deer Cape?

deer capes for saleA deer cape is probably the most handled, bought and sold piece of taxidermy skin within North America today. Deer Capes come in all sizes and variation in colors, depending on what part of the country the deer has come from. A #deercape is nothing more than a deer hide from the nose of the deer to just behind the front shoulders in length. Deer capes from New York, Pennsylvania, Maine or anywhere from the northeast will differ in size, thickness and color then let’s say a deer cape from Texas, Kansas or anywhere in the south.

The most important features of any cape is size. The length from the tip of the nose to the front corner of the eye along with the circumference of the neck behind the ears is what all taxidermists are interested in. Any cape with 20 inches plus behind the ears is considering a big trophy deer, most likely a buck in full rut. Deer capes #forsale that measure 20 inches or more go for hundreds of dollars.

If you are looking to buy deer capes perhaps I can help. The deer capes you see below are for sale by a third party and not by Cliffords Taxidermy.

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Black Bear taxidermy
Black Bear taxidermy
I love doing bear mounts. A close up of my detail work
Fox Squirrel Taxidermy
Fox Squirrel Taxidermy
A fox squirrel from the hills of Virginia done many moons ago.
European Deer Mount
European Deer Mount
Snow Shoe Hare Taxidermy
Snow Shoe Hare Taxidermy
Snow shoe hare catching some air
Wood Duck Taxidermy
Wood Duck Taxidermy
Wood duck mount for a family member
Full Strut Turkey
Full Strut Turkey
Full strut bird I mounted a few years ago. Killed in West Winfield, NY
Western NY Buck Kill
Western NY Buck Kill
Brought to me all the way from the Rochester area of NY
One Antler Buck
One Antler Buck
Well it actually has 2 antlers. Very unique mount.
Turkey Taxidermy
Turkey Taxidermy
Turkey mount done for a female hunter in 2011
Standing Wild Mink
Standing Wild Mink
A wild mink I mounted up. Mounted on a wrapped body
European Deer Mount
European Deer Mount
Unique Rack
Unique Rack
Here is a nice little buck mounted up by me
Taxidermy Bear Mount
Taxidermy Bear Mount
Taken near Trout Creek, NY
Cliffords-Taxidermy-Fish-Mounts
Cliffords-Taxidermy-Fish-Mounts
Cliffords-Taxidermy-Small-Game-Mounts
Cliffords-Taxidermy-Small-Game-Mounts
Taxidermy Tanning
Taxidermy Tanning
Taxidermy Walleye Mount
Taxidermy Walleye Mount
New Lisbon NY Buck Kill
New Lisbon NY Buck Kill
This deer was shot during muzzle-loading season in the town of New Lisbon, NY
Gilbertsville NY Buck Kill
Gilbertsville NY Buck Kill
A nice little buck mounted
Fox Squirrel Taxidermy
Fox Squirrel Taxidermy
Fox squirrel from Georgia
Jumbo Perch Taxidermy
Jumbo Perch Taxidermy
Largemouth Bass Taxidermy
Largemouth Bass Taxidermy
An old bass mount I did pre 2000. Bass was caught in Virginia
Mink Taxidermy
Mink Taxidermy
One my personal mink mounts I did around 2003.
Otego Creek Brown Trout
Otego Creek Brown Trout
Both caught near West Oneonta
2009 Buck Kill
2009 Buck Kill
Whitetail taxidermy mounted in 2010
Otsego County Buck
Otsego County Buck
A Gilbertsville, NY buck kill
Tanned Coon Pelts
Tanned Coon Pelts
Whitetail Doe Taxidermy
Whitetail Doe Taxidermy
One of my personal deer mounts. Custom made form.
Full Body Coyote Taxidermy
Full Body Coyote Taxidermy
Mounted in 2012. Taken in Otsego County 2011
West Winfield NY Buck
West Winfield NY Buck
Nice buck killed in West Winfield during the 2012 deer season.
West Winfield NY Buck Kill
West Winfield NY Buck Kill
2nd photo of the West Winfield Buck killed in
Buck Mount
Buck Mount
3rd photo of same deer killed in West Winfield
Pheasant Taxidermy
Pheasant Taxidermy
Flying pheasant mount I did back in 2012
Brown Trout Taxidermy
Brown Trout Taxidermy
A nice brown trout caught in the spring of 2012
Kansas Buck Taxidermy
Kansas Buck Taxidermy
Kansas whitetail mounted by Cliffords Taxidermy
Bens Deer
Bens Deer
Big buck killed in West Winfield, NY
Jakes Deer
Jakes Deer
Nice buck killed during the 2013 deer season. Gun kill West Winfield, NY
Fox Pedestal Mount
Fox Pedestal Mount
One of our fox pedestal mounts complete with rock base and artificial snow.
Red Fox On Rock Base
Red Fox On Rock Base
Pedestal mount of a red fox
Bass on Rock Base
Bass on Rock Base
Largemouth bass mounted on a artificial rock base
Walleye Taxidermy
Walleye Taxidermy
This walleye was caught in Canadarago Lake during the 2013 fishing season
Reproduction West Winfield Buck
Reproduction West Winfield Buck
This deer is a reproduction mount of a West Winfield, NY mature buck
Rating: 5.00
Otsego County Buck
Otsego County Buck
Old buck with lots of scars
Euro Mount
Euro Mount
My euro mounts are second to none
Skull Taxidermy By Clifford
Skull Taxidermy By Clifford
Wall Pedestal Mount
Wall Pedestal Mount
Artificial rock incorporated into whitetail mount. The way to go if dealing with a short deer cape.
Wide 8 Point
Wide 8 Point
Taken while deer hunting in Oneonta, New York
The Wide 8 Outside
The Wide 8 Outside
Side view of the wide 8 pointer brought in during the 2014 deer season
Semi-Sneak
Semi-Sneak
Taken while deer hunting in Laurens, New York
Full Sneak Left Turn Head Up
Full Sneak Left Turn Head Up
Taken while deer hunting in Edmeston, New York
Drop Tine Buck
Drop Tine Buck
Taken near the Sydney, NY area
Pheasant 2016
Pheasant 2016
Flying pheasant mounted at Cliffords Taxidermy
New York Largemouth Bass Taxidermy
New York Largemouth Bass Taxidermy
Largemouth bass caught in Central New York and mounted by Cliffords Taxidermy
Gobbling-Turkey-On-Roost
Gobbling-Turkey-On-Roost
Semi Strut Gobbling Turkey On Artificial Limb
Full strut gobbler taxidermy
Full strut gobbler taxidermy
Full strut gobbler on custom base, mounted by Cliffords Taxidermy
Full Strut Turkey Taxidermy
Full Strut Turkey Taxidermy
Otsego County, NY turkey kill mounted by Cliffords Taxidermy
Canadian Goose Taxidermy
Canadian Goose Taxidermy
Flying goose coming in over cornfield
2015 Bow Kill
2015 Bow Kill
Pre-Rut 2015 bow kill whitetail buck
Fall Brown Trout
Fall Brown Trout
Caught in the fall of 2015 in the Schenevus Creek, Otsego County
2015 Richfield Springs Buck
2015 Richfield Springs Buck
Straight traditional pose with ears forward
Monster Burlington Flats Buck
Monster Burlington Flats Buck
Taken with rifle during the 2015 season
Summer Brown Trout
Summer Brown Trout
Local creek brown trout
Incoming Geese
Incoming Geese
Two geese coming in together
2017 Bass Taxidermy
2017 Bass Taxidermy
Largemouth bass chasing a blue gill.
Wall Pedestal Deer Mount
Wall Pedestal Deer Mount
looking at the back side of one of our wall pedestal mounts we do
Whitetail Wall Pedestal Deer Mount
Whitetail Wall Pedestal Deer Mount
Right turn whitetail wall pedestal deer mount