Deer Taxidermy

Whitetail Deer Ears Placement 101

If you seem to have problems of placement of your deer ears on your mounts there are a few things you can do. Sometimes they seem to too far forward while other times too far back, too low, too high. You look at reference pics but you still cant seem to get it right . To be more consistent and to get those deer ears in the right spot start taking these measurements when caping out a deer. Right down your measurements and with reference you will be right back in the ball park with your ear positions.


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By CJ Herring

CJ Herring has been practicing taxidermy for 22 years and resides in the hills outside of Cooperstown, New York. A crippling and disabling brain tumor took control of his life in early 2018. In 2019 CJ took a major turn for the worse and was diagnosed with Acromegaly and underwent brain tumor removal in 2020. CJ also suffers from end stage Osteoarthritis from the hips down. CJ continues to write about taxidermy and still manages the day to day operations of the Taxidermy Lab Facebook group.

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