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#5864543 - 08/05/15 01:03 PM Looking for answers abput tanning
kro Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/21/15
Posts: 2
Does anyone know a poor mans way of tanning hides to keep the hair still on ?

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#5865146 - 08/05/15 07:35 PM Re: Looking for answers abput tanning [Re: kro]
breadman Offline
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I learned from UTUBE video`s lots of different ways , chose the one you can afford and have axcess to the stuff you need , I've done quiet a few and they turned out pretty good for a poorman home tan.
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#5895296 - 08/25/15 12:20 PM Re: Looking for answers abput tanning [Re: kro]
Classic Rocks Offline
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Registered: 09/18/12
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If it's a hide I don't particularly care how it's gonna turn out, just a wall hanger, etc. I just "rawhide" it by covering it in Salt and stretching it until completely dehydrated. Did a buck skin like this and it's been on the wall for years with no slipping or smell.

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#5895324 - 08/25/15 12:33 PM Re: Looking for answers abput tanning [Re: kro]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
you shouldn't do that to yourself... it could cause skin cancer... before you know it youll be wearing skinny jeans
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#5902072 - 08/29/15 06:45 AM Re: Looking for answers abput tanning [Re: kro]
turkeykillet Offline
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Registered: 03/09/14
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It depends on what you are going to do with it. If its something you want to keep for a long time and be proud of you will have to flesh and probably salt dry it. If you are this far already you might as well send it to a tannery. Most tannery's don't charge to much to tan a hide. It's the prep cost the taxidermist charge that are pricey.Moyle only charges $45 to do a whole deer hide. I've done a lot of my own hides but after you pay for the chemicals and all your time its just not worth it.

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#5902483 - 08/29/15 12:04 PM Re: Looking for answers abput tanning [Re: kro]
kro Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/21/15
Posts: 2
thank you everyone for your thoughts

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