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Tanning bobcat at home #7724500 01/21/20 08:46 PM
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I have skinned and fleshed my bobcat hide. Wondering what is the best thing to do next. Any good advice would be greatly appreciated!

Re: Tanning bobcat at home [Re: RGLass] #7724551 01/21/20 09:59 PM
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Did you case it out or skin it for a rug?
You might want to turn the ears , remove the cartilage.
Are you just getting it tanned ? We stretch ours and dry them then send them to Moyle for tanning. They charge $33 and you need the CITES tag, you'll need that for shipping it out of Texas for tanning, don't need it for in state work on the hide .
You can freeze it til you decide what to do, roll it up fur out and put in a bag to freeze.

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Skinned it flat like rug. Wife wants to tan it ourselves. I rolled it and put in freezer for now. Boiling skull tomorrow. Wondering if we should use borax/alum or order tanning kit.

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utube is your friend for beginner home tanning. lots of examples for you. I used the alum process many times and it worked well for me . now I use a product called krotan .

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Watch Brian Hendricks' Bobcat youtube series Bobcat: Freezer to Finish

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Order one of the tanning kits from mckenzie supply, follow the instructions and the results are generally good, cats and tanning can be tricky, I would definatly practice on something that wouldn't hurt your feelings first.
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I tanned one in college, about 12 years ago now. My wife doesn't like it so I gave it to a buddy who is single so that it wouldn't have to be in a box anymore. Still looks great. Believe I used one of the McKenzie kits.

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Thanks! The skull boiled out nicely. Still deciding on which tanning method to use.

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