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Unread 03-22-2010, 02:13 AM
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Elk hide

Is it worth keeping? If so, do you tan the hide yourself or send it off to someone else?
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    Re: Elk hide

    They make a beautiful tanned rug or a throw for the back of the sofa. We send them in and get them soft tanned for about $10 a sq. ft.

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    Re: Elk hide

    I go around and ask the local taxidermist if they need any capes and I sell what I can, I've got a cow elk in the freezer to tan when the sun comes out.
    They are awesome rugs!!
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    Re: Elk hide

    If youve got the $ they make a great rug. I turn mine in for gloves. Lots of taxidermists offer deals like that.
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    Re: Elk hide

    A big blonde bull, hair on looks great, however mine are usually out in pieces. I have sold quite a few capes, sometime I am going to have a nice vest made, local gal does a great job
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    Re: Elk hide

    My taxi has been know to give you a free beetle cleaning on your skell if you give him a nice cape and hide.

    My next one is going to the tanner for leather.
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