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#6146552 - 01/21/16 10:48 AM Alligator tanning
TxsHunter99 Offline

Registered: 10/22/14
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Anyone know a reasonable place near Houston to get an alligator tanned? I found a place in Houston that is 115 a ft but I don't know if that's a reasonable price or not, seems high. I know there is a lot that goes into the process though. Any info is helpful

#6146574 - 01/21/16 11:02 AM Re: Alligator tanning [Re: TxsHunter99]
Erny Online   content
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That's about what it runs. Had it done several years ago and it was 80 a foot.

#6146636 - 01/21/16 11:35 AM Re: Alligator tanning [Re: TxsHunter99]
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A friend of mine Laura Lewis does them in Crosby NE side of houston, around $75 sq', she does great work on just about all taxidermy

#6146717 - 01/21/16 12:07 PM Re: Alligator tanning [Re: TxsHunter99]
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I had my 11'7" gator tanned at American Tanning and Leather..

It ran me $475 total.

They did a fantastic job.
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#6148116 - 01/21/16 11:59 PM Re: Alligator tanning [Re: TxsHunter99]
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Registered: 09/19/11
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Your price point of $115 a foot doesn't seem out of line. There is a lot of work involved in the process of tanning a gator.

Specialty Leather In Boone, IA has tanned several hides for me and they do a fantastic job. These guys will process to your specs based on what you want to do with the final product.


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