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Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Butler / Moshannon Pa
You did well for a beginner. Any taxidermist would probably flesh your hides, and have them tanned. Many taxidermists send furbearer pelts out to commercial tanneries, many use Moyle Mink in Idaho. Take a coon or fox to a taxidermist, youíll probably be out $200 for a $25 tan.
What Iíd recommend is that you flesh and board them yourself. Youíll need a stretcher or two, a fleshing knife and some kind of beam to work off of. There a bunch of YouTube videos to watch on the subject, Coon Creek has some good stuff. You can ship to a tannery yourself and save a lot of money. In addition, youíll learn a lot and have the satisfaction of DIY.
You could also try to find a local trapper to assist you. A couple coon and fox wouldnít take over an hour to flesh and board.
Jerry Johnson near Harrisburg took in hides, fleshed and sent them out for tanning. I think heís still doing it.
Or, you could look up Hern....heís always helping folks with their hides.🙂