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Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by noway, Jun 6, 2010.


  1. noway

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    Any body got any ideals of who still in the business of tanning pelts? I'm doing a hunt in late june or early july and need a tanner for a project.
     

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  2. Jonesee

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    If you afre hunting those months I assume you are going to Alaska and it will be true big game. If that is the case, look for a reputable taxidermist. If it is deer-size or down, just do it yourself.

    Any thin skinned game is very easy. The thicker the skin the more difficult it gets. I tanned a beaver hide and it was tough because of the oil and the thickness of the hide adn fur. I ended up shampooing and blow drying it to clean the fur then had to work hard to get it soft and pliable.
     

  3. noway

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    Thanks not hunting Alaska nor have the time to process a skin.

    Vafish you around? I think you sent me a source back on the West coast iirc that did hides.
     
  4. Jonesee

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    Why so cryptic? What are you hunting and where in the middle of summer?
     
  5. vafish

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    I'm around, but I don't recall sending a link for tanning hides. I used to use a place in MN (IIRC) that if I sent them a whole hide they sent me a pair of buck skin gloves. But shipping got too expensive, haven't used them in years.
     
  6. noway

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    Thanks, I have to keep on searching. I remember it was a post many years ago in this forum of a tanning outfit located on the west coast IIRC ( portland area ). I wanted to check them out since foxvally has went **** up awhile back.

    Have you heard of anybody using Wildlife Furs and getting a good pelt back ?
     
  7. noway

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    If you must know, I'm hunting exotic game animals right here in FL and then in TX.
     
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