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#6429308 - 08/29/16 10:57 AM Hide tanning
SherpaPhil Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 26
Loc: Dallas
Hopefully, I will have a scimitar horned oryx next month and would like to get the hide tanned. I don't want a mount or anything, but just the flat tanned hide. Any recommendations on who I could take it to near DFW?

Thank you!

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#6429876 - 08/29/16 04:35 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 236
If you don't mind waiting. North Texas tannery in Denton. You will wait but good dude and good quality.

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#6430751 - 08/30/16 06:57 AM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/26/09
Posts: 4933
Loc: Denton,Tx
X's 2 on North Texas Tannery. Dropped off 6 axis hides yesterday. Great work for an even better price, but he told me 6 months before they will be ready.
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#6432029 - 08/30/16 06:31 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
SherpaPhil Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 26
Loc: Dallas
Thanks, I'll check them out!

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#6438355 - 09/04/16 06:48 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
okiehuntr Offline
Tracker

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 753
Loc: SE Oklahoma
Eight months and still waiting on Oryx and Gemsbok from N Texas tannery , supposed to be the best.
okiehuntr

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#6439068 - 09/05/16 01:58 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
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6 pack abs

Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 18925
They sure butchered my last bear hide to nothing after 8 mo. Of having it.

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#6439843 - 09/05/16 10:13 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
EddieWalker Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1308
Loc: Tyler, TX
My taxidermist switched tanneries to a company in Michigan that is just amazing. They come out extremely soft and flexible. the inside of the hide is white and I can't imagine anything looking cleaner. They come to his shop in Gilmer TX to pick up his hides, along with a bunch of other stops, then when they are done, they deliver them to his shop. It's just amazing what they do.

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#6440880 - 09/06/16 05:11 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
Erny Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 1918
Loc: Smith County
Yikes I just dropped off some hides at North Texas Tannery based on the recommendation of several people. I hope they come out ok. He seemed like a nice guy and he did say it would be at least 6 months before it would be ready. He took me on a tour of his place and he had an impressive pile of hides he was working on.

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#6441341 - 09/06/16 09:51 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 236
I've used him for 9 years. Never had a prob w anything. Just a long wait

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#6441400 - 09/06/16 10:22 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
Alan S. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/29/08
Posts: 52
Loc: Brazoria County
Do y'all drop off your hides personally or is there some method of shipping them that could possibly work out?
After searching around quite a bit I keep coming back to this place but sure dont want to drive 250 miles 1 way 4 times (or at least 2). And tried some tanning myself and very quickly came to the conclusion that a Pro is needed for that task. I have wasted some really good hides by not knowing where to bring them. . .

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#6441624 - 09/07/16 07:52 AM Re: Hide tanning [Re: Alan S.]
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Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 12904
Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: Alan S.
Do y'all drop off your hides personally or is there some method of shipping them that could possibly work out?
After searching around quite a bit I keep coming back to this place but sure dont want to drive 250 miles 1 way 4 times (or at least 2). And tried some tanning myself and very quickly came to the conclusion that a Pro is needed for that task. I have wasted some really good hides by not knowing where to bring them. . .


I took mine out of the freezer, put them into a styrofoam cooler along with my info and a check and some dry ice. Put the cooler in a cardboard box and sent them UPS.
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#6442358 - 09/07/16 02:54 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 236
If ur n Texas shipping is usually over night to another place n Texas. Ship on Monday. Double bag wrap some insulation around the frozen hide and bag box and ship on a Monday. Just let robert know it's coming.

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#6442768 - 09/07/16 06:40 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
Alan S. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/29/08
Posts: 52
Loc: Brazoria County
Sounds like a plan, Going to give them a call and hope to need their services this year

I am detecting a good reason to "need" to go on an axis hunt or something similar. . . Thanks for the info guys.

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#6443187 - 09/07/16 11:31 PM Re: Hide tanning [Re: SherpaPhil]
Jbell99 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/26/15
Posts: 191
Loc: Texas, Harris county
Glad to see this post I have a alligator hunt booked this year

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