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Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide?

Posted By: Dave3575

Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/12/14 04:49 PM

Going to Cody Wyoming to get a Cow Elk - this is just a meat hunt.... I never do anything with hides, mounts, etc... wondering if it is time to do something. Anyone know what it would run me to turn this elk into a nice rug? Doe Elk even work as a nice rug?
Posted By: YellowDog

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/12/14 05:09 PM

around 600 bucks for a tan hide with hair on
Posted By: hollidayHunter

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/12/14 05:10 PM

If you get one save the hide and give these guys a try. They've done 2 axis hides for me. http://northtexastannery.bravesites.com/. Good luck!
Posted By: Western

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/12/14 05:21 PM

Dave, I gave one to Brandon Deaver, Cross Hare Taxidermy. He is near Waco and matched what It would have cost me to ship it to Montana to be done (he is also on THF). Cost me $250ish for a bull hide, I haven't seen it yet, but will in a week or so since he is done with it. May want to touch base with him, not sure what he will charge now, but he has family in the DFW metro, so sending and receiving would be simple. His mounts look awesome BTW.

My last Elk hide I had done 7-8 years ago cost me $150 iirc, $600 would be insane IMO.

http://www.crossharetaxidermy.com/
Posted By: Branden

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/12/14 05:22 PM

I paid $300 for a cow I shot 5yrs ago but the price may have gone up since then. Good luck on your hunt.
Posted By: ParkCountyElkDestroyer

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/12/14 05:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Dave3575
Going to Cody Wyoming to get a Cow Elk - this is just a meat hunt.... I never do anything with hides, mounts, etc... wondering if it is time to do something. Anyone know what it would run me to turn this elk into a nice rug? Doe Elk even work as a nice rug?


What direction from Cody? I'm hunting Elk there just south of town in five weeks.
Posted By: Dave3575

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/12/14 07:57 PM

i'll be in 61-6.

I may keep the hide, doesn't seem to expensive.
Posted By: Western

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/12/14 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Dave3575
i'll be in 61-6.

I may keep the hide, doesn't seem to expensive.


Not bad at all and you get a bit more out of the animal. My wife has one draped over one couch, she wanted another for the other couch. So far they are and have been very durable.
Posted By: TexFlip

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/13/14 01:18 AM

$12-14 a sq/ft.
Posted By: ParkCountyElkDestroyer

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/13/14 06:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Dave3575
i'll be in 61-6.

I may keep the hide, doesn't seem to expensive.


Looks like you'll be hunting my same unit. Do me a favor and push all the bulls over to my place.
Posted By: Dave3575

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/13/14 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By: jensent
Originally Posted By: Dave3575
i'll be in 61-6.

I may keep the hide, doesn't seem to expensive.


Looks like you'll be hunting my same unit. Do me a favor and push all the bulls over to my place.


No Problem! When are you heading out there?
Posted By: Dave Scott

Re: Going Elk Hunting in a week.... Hide? - 09/13/14 03:28 PM

I guess you could do a rug but deer-like critters have brittle hair rather than fur and after a while the hair might start coming out. If it were I, maybe have the leather tanned and made into something you could use for years, gun case, etc. I'm not sure if one elk is enough for a jacket.
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