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Old 11-08-2019, 12:49 AM   #1
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Default What do you do with your hide?

How many of you guys keep your hide for tanning?

Once tanned, what do you do with it? Do you keep the hair on or turn it to leather?

I kept my hide and will be having it tanned. It should be like 8 months before I get it back... So plenty of time to think of ideas. Right now I was thinking I should keep the hair on it and turn it into a rifle case. What do you guys do with a tanned hide?
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:17 AM   #2
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I started tanning my hides with the hair on couple years ago. I'd like to eventually have them stitched together as a throw for the couch or some kind of bed spread. I've seen pillows that turned out really well using hair on axis hide.

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Old 11-08-2019, 05:57 AM   #3
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I tan them myself or just remove the hair and make rawhide.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:21 AM   #4
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I self tan mine. Either hair on or off depending what I what it for. Have rugs, arrow quiver, as well as moccasins.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:31 AM   #5
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I am going to build me a hide tumbler soon.


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Old 11-08-2019, 07:42 AM   #6
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I dump mine in the woods with the bones.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:45 AM   #7
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I dump mine in the woods with the bones.
This^^^^
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:46 AM   #8
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I dump mine in the woods with the bones.
This. Can't imagine what I'd do with 5 deer hides, countless pig hides and the occasional exotic hides each year.
Although I guess I could become like Laramie (Sasquatch) and make my own clothes.

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Old 11-08-2019, 07:47 AM   #9
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I knock the hide off um

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Old 11-08-2019, 07:51 AM   #10
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throw them in the gut pile
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:58 AM   #11
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As a kid we could trade hides to a taxidermy guy for leather gloves and mittens, but that was in South Dakota
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:57 AM   #12
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Mine go out with the guts unless itís a good buck. To many deer hunters in the family canít afford to tan all them hides.


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Old 11-08-2019, 10:33 AM   #13
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It's either going on a mount or in the trash
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:41 AM   #14
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Mine go in the gut pile but I would like to learn to tan the hides. Lots of stuff they could be used for.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:43 AM   #15
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If I manage to get it off a deer without cutting any holes in it I give it to my taxidermist.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:48 AM   #16
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I have only tanned my first whitetail many years ago. It is nailed to the wall at hunting camp. I have had only a few of my Axis hides tanned. I usually give them to the man who lets me hunt Axis on his land. He has them tanned and sells them. Good big Axis hides, with no holes( neck shot) are worth $200.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:02 PM   #17
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I am going to drop my hide off to be tanned and once I get it back, I want to make that rifle case I mentioned earlier...Anyone know how to make soft rifle cases?
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:52 PM   #18
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Tails and some other sections I save to tie flies. A bucktail runs about $15
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:01 PM   #19
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What’s the cost to have one tanned. I’d like gloves or something
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:18 PM   #20
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Whatís the cost to have one tanned. Iíd like gloves or something
I have not visited this guy yet, but a buddy says he has been these with good reviews. North Texas Tannery located in Denton. $40 for a hide, $50 for a cape. Seems pretty good, but I've heard it's comically slow, so I'm expecting it to take about 8 months.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:27 PM   #21
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It does take that long.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:11 PM   #22
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That really wouldn't bother me if I wanted a hide saved...do they want you to salt it & roll up frozen??

I'm really not sure of the correct hide saving / prep process??
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:12 PM   #23
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I have not visited this guy yet, but a buddy says he has been these with good reviews. North Texas Tannery located in Denton. $40 for a hide, $50 for a cape. Seems pretty good, but I've heard it's comically slow, so I'm expecting it to take about 8 months.
This is where I get my hides tanned. I wish they had an express option even if they charged more. Sometimes I wonder if they are just waiting until they have a whole bunch and then have it done overseas or something. Wait time is absurd.

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Old 11-08-2019, 06:15 PM   #24
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That really wouldn't bother me if I wanted a hide saved...do they want you to salt it & roll up frozen??

I'm really not sure of the correct hide saving / prep process??
Well, mine has been in a freezer for about a month. I'm not sure of the process either, but I am pretty sure you're supposed to freeze until step 1, which to my understanding is thawing and then adding salt.

I plan on giving it to them frozen and letting them deal with it.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:17 PM   #25
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I tanned the hide from my daughter's first buck, she didnt know how she wanted to use it so I agreed to make her some throw pillows to decorate her room. Which reminds me I still need to make those pillows.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:24 PM   #26
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I have not visited this guy yet, but a buddy says he has been these with good reviews. North Texas Tannery located in Denton. $40 for a hide, $50 for a cape. Seems pretty good, but I've heard it's comically slow, so I'm expecting it to take about 8 months.
Definitely a long time to wait but the price is great. It would be cool to have a quiver made from the hide.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:21 PM   #27
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Definitely a long time to wait but the price is great. It would be cool to have a quiver made from the hide.
I was thinking a rifle sling as well from the same hide to match the rifle case.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:48 PM   #28
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I have not visited this guy yet, but a buddy says he has been these with good reviews. North Texas Tannery located in Denton. $40 for a hide, $50 for a cape. Seems pretty good, but I've heard it's comically slow, so I'm expecting it to take about 8 months.
Iíve heard good things about them. If I ever get a bobcat Iíll take the hide to them
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:29 PM   #29
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I probably have 100 or more hides laying around. End tables, dressers, couches, rugs, pillow s, and gifts.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:01 PM   #30
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Well, mine has been in a freezer for about a month. I'm not sure of the process either, but I am pretty sure you're supposed to freeze until step 1, which to my understanding is thawing and then adding salt.

I plan on giving it to them frozen and letting them deal with it.
Just mail it to them frozen. Wait time is long but price is right.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:14 PM   #31
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I've had a bunch of deer and a few bear hides tanned at North Texas Tannery in Denton. Haven't done anything with them , they just hang on the backs of sofas and chairs around the house.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:23 PM   #32
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So I put a hide in my freezer 2 years ago. Any chance it’s still good?? I just skinned the deer, put a bunch of salt on it, and wrapped it tight in several trash bags.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:42 PM   #33
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I am going to drop my hide off to be tanned and once I get it back, I want to make that rifle case I mentioned earlier...Anyone know how to make soft rifle cases?
So far this is the only place Iíve found that will actually get you back your hide
https://www.clpuber.com/

Not sure if there is any place closer to Tx
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:25 PM   #34
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I have him at 4 and about 125".
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:27 PM   #35
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Sorry thought I was posting a new thread
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:47 PM   #36
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The hide from the elk I killed 6 years ago is still n the freezer. Still trying to decide what to do with it......
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