I have only paid to have maybe 3 deer butchered in my life as I nearly always do it myself. I was extremely short on time and took my 2008 gun buck to a place instead of doing it myself. I spoke to the guy up front writing the ticket up at drop off and told him to skull plate the 10 point rack - I planned on using the plack kits on it. The next morning the actual butcher calls me - says there was nothing on the ticket regarding the antlers, so he caped it out in case I was planning to do a shoulder mount. I told him that was fine and thought maybe I would do another Euro on this buck as he had heavy beams and a good spread (just not great tine length). I had no intention of a shoulder mount. They call that afternoon and tell me to pick it up the next day. I show up at 4, pay with a check, guy comes out with 2 boxes of meat. I ask where is my head/antlers and he says he will go grab them. I load the meat up and go back inside and says "sorry, looks like it got tossed out in the dumpster and they pick up daily so it is already gone" I honestly thought the guy must be joking me Who in the heck would EVER toss a cape and rack in the trash regardless of size? I don't know any meat cuter/butcher, etc. that would ever consider this. The butcher claims he's been doing deer for 20 years - blamed it on a young guy that does meat packing and all the cleanup. I told them they were liars and they stole it - I wanted to talk to the butcher and this guy and I wasn't leaving until I did. He went and got them and the kid told me to my face he tossed it out when he did his cleanup - said he was real sorry, etc. At that point there was really nothing I could do - it is gone. I am still fuming about this and I am warning anybody I know not to do business with these guys. Fink Meat Company 2475 Troy Rd (St RT 41) Springfield, OH 937-390-2750 They are either liars and took it home with them, or really that incompetent. Either way - never do business with them. I don't know if there is any recourse? I have gotten the tag with my meat (even with a doe) from the butcher the other times - is that part of the law? I want to report this incident, but not sure to who (or if it matters). I just don't want this to happen to anybody else. I asked the guy - what if I was a 12 yr. old kid & that was my first deer or buck? It makes me sick!