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Cougar Pelt Rug Repair


Old 11-16-2018, 08:21 PM
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I recently purchased a cougar pelt rug at an estate sale.

I got it for $300, and when I asked why so cheap, they pointed out some damages. All in all, based on my completely uneducated opinion, I took a risk, and bought it anyways.

See attached pictures to see the damage.

I have a few questions I was hoping someone here could help with.

1) If I bought it for $300 what is the most I should be willing to spend to make sure Iím not into it for more than its worth?

2) Is this something that will last forever? I bought it used, and have no idea how old it is. If itís going to decay, Iíd like to know, as it will effect my repair budget.

3) Can any taxidermist tackle this project, or should I go to someone with cougar pelt experience?

4) Million dollar question that I know will be hard to answer. Can someone give me a range of prices I can expect? It looks like 3 paws need significant repair, the tail is missing a small section, and he has a torn section between his tail and rear right leg. If budget allows, Iíd also be interested in getting him reattached to a more attractive mat, or rug, or whatever you call the thing underneath him. I understand how this might be difficult to answer, but even a broad range of potential pricing, with different scenarios would be helpful.

Iím in Michigan if anyone has any recommendations.

PS: it looks like itís only letting me attach one photo at a time. Iíll see if I can get around that in a reply to this thread.
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:37 PM
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I wish I could help ya. I'm sure someone on here has the experience to answer your questions.
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Wow that is cool, wonder if you could make a mini rug out of a bobcat.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:49 PM
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If you have small feet! You can tan any pelt hair on. I am having , my elk hide tanned hair on and backed with material. It is going over the back of my sofa in the man cave.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:04 PM
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Go to a taxidermy forum. That is what I do when I am tanning something and have questions. If it can't be fixed, just live with it, or posistion it so it is not as noticible. You can sew holes with wax string. But if it is missing parts, I suspect that may be more of hassle then worse, Not like you shot it, and have some sentimental attachment to it,
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