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coyote hides afer skinning.. help please?

Old 06-07-2010, 02:36 PM
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Talking coyote hides afer skinning.. help please?

I'm not looking to make profit out here off coyote hides, besides it's illegal to sell pelts in california unless you have the proper permit i guess. but i really need help on the best, easiest, and cheapest process to treat a coyote hide after the skinning process. the salting, stretching, tanning, scraping, anything and everything from first step to last. you guys always provide the best info here. thanks guys!

keep in mind, this is just for my own collecting purposes, maybe even giving some away, but not for profit. just strictly hobby, so it just needs to be the easiest and cheapest way possible. nothing crazy. thanks again!
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:42 PM
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Here is one, --> http://www.thetanneryinc.com/basic_h...nning_kit.html
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:09 PM
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any chance on some home treating methods? just a basic hide treating method for hair on pelts that come out decent and soft? it'll be a little bit til i can afford a tanning kit.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:49 PM
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I really hope to get some help on this one. I'm sure there's method's out there
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Widgeonator View Post
I really hope to get some help on this one. I'm sure there's method's out there
There really isn't any home methods that will compare to a tannery tanned skin.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:57 AM
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You may want to check this out.
http://www.braintan.com/articles/furs/george1.html

I have never done it, but I plan to try once I bag a coyote.
(hopefully when the weather cools off.)

Also, from what I have read you can use the animals brain and it will be just the right size for the hide.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:58 AM
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Nothing easier and cheaper than sending it to a tannery. And to top it off, you get a nice, tanned fur. You won't get that by trying it at home.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by M.Magis View Post
Nothing easier and cheaper than sending it to a tannery. And to top it off, you get a nice, tanned fur. You won't get that by trying it at home.
what will a tannery charge to tan it? i've heard of home tanning and pickling methods, but apparently no one else has ever heard of them
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:32 PM
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There are dozens of home tanning products that will do a great job on coyotes. Check some taxidermy suppliers and taxidermy net for more info. I would suggest a brush on oil tan to try first. Coyotes are thick enough so they really should be shaved down, but if you work the skin enough and use a good finish oil it will come out fine. (After doing a couple you might start sending them out!)
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Widgeonator View Post
what will a tannery charge to tan it? i've heard of home tanning and pickling methods, but apparently no one else has ever heard of them
Good question. I want to know the answer too.

Part of me wants to tan it myself just because then I could say I tanned it myself. Then the other part of me does not want to spend a bunch of money I don't have getting it tanned.

Even if it was just $50(still a lot for me at the moment) that is $50 that could go back into the hunting equipment or a good afternoon at the range.
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