Elk hide

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by john1c, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. john1c

    john1c Well-Known Member

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    Is it worth keeping? If so, do you tan the hide yourself or send it off to someone else?
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    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.

    Jeff
     

  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    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!!
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    If youve got the $ they make a great rug. I turn mine in for gloves. Lots of taxidermists offer deals like that.
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  6. Scoutin' Wyo

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    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.