Feel like I need to clear the air as far as replies I made on the 50# coyote post. I stated not all true comments in the heat of my anger. Anger from comments towards a very good friend and mentor of mine Jerry Johnson the owner off Johnson's furs of Enola. I stated that he asks for no money up front when you would drop off fur to be sent out to be tanned, in case the tannery would lose or damage the hide. This statement is very misleading and false. After reading that you would think you would not pay at all if it would be damaged. Fact is you would have to pay regardless the outcome because Jerry being the middle man has to pay the tannery regardless the outcome. The tannery he deals with takes no responsibility to the outcome of the hide. Now if it is lost I would think there would be no charge but that is what I think, I did not verify that scenario.
He told me he has started to ask for payment up front on pieces that may look to him at a quick glance that may have a poor outcome in the tanning process. He has told people and showed the reason why this will happen but most are so wrapped up in there piece that they have it tanned and when it comes back damaged they say to him, that could not have been theirs, then Jerry is stuck with it with money out of his pocket. So like I stated above, he started asking for payment before shipping out and a quick lesson why.
I did ask Jerry about Moyles, he said they do a really nice job. Jerry deals with a tannery in New York and has done so since the 1970's. He started telling me a little history of that. That a whole city block in Brooklyn was all used for raw fur at one time.
By the way Jerry is oblivious to internet chatter so the conversation about this topic with him and his replies to me are whole hearted.
Thanks for reading, I feel better about the topic.