tanning a deer hide

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dog dr
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tanning a deer hide

Post by dog dr » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:14 pm

Anybody ever do this?? ive got a nice hide from a deer my brother killed, and I feel like I have all the fat and muscle off of it and am ready to start the tanning process. BUT, it seems like there are a hundred different ways to do it, according to the internet. Anybody have a fairly simple method that has worked for them? Ive got it well salted, drying out right now.

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Re: tanning a deer hide

Post by Sharon » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:38 pm

You've got to start watching "The Mountain Men" :)

https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=ch ... +deer+hide

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Re: tanning a deer hide

Post by oregon woodsmoke » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:21 pm

Yes. Very simple. We send ours out to have them tanned. They come back very nicely done.

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Re: tanning a deer hide

Post by DougB » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:39 pm

What shape are your teeth in?

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Re: tanning a deer hide

Post by zrp » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:08 pm

What's the goal? There are kits you can buy that are pretty cheap and easy. Some of them result in a little stiffer hide. If it wall decor, that's OK. For other uses, being a little bit stiff renders the hide useless.

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Re: tanning a deer hide

Post by ezzy333 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:58 pm

I use to do them with battery acid but I don't remember the recipe. It worked quite well though.

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