Thank you! Honestly, the original cape was probably still mountable-- it slipped in a big way on one shoulder, and a little bit on the neck on the opposite side. Could have turned the bad shoulder to the wall, hid it with some habitat, cut out and stitched up the spot on the neck (especially since pronghorns have such thick hair). But this particular customer of mine is one of those guys who would rather just get a replacement cape than end up with something sub-par if something goes wrong along the way, so when I asked what he wanted to do there was no hesitation. Some people don't care as much about the cape on their mount belonging to the exact animal they hunted; it's the horns/antlers they're most interested in. *shrug* Not my favorite mindset, no, but it does make things easier for me, at least, and the end result turns out nice.
Of course, sometimes getting a replacement cape is the only way to go: i.e., when a deer isn't recovered until a day or two-- or a week!-- later.
And by then the only thing salvageable is the skull/antlers.