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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2010, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Coon Tan?

I skinned a coon this morning. The pelt is on a wire stretcher. Since I dont have a fleshing beam the fleshing job is not as good as needed.
I want to give the hide to a taxidermist to be tanned for display. They have to flesh turn the ears and lips and send to tannery.

Should I leave the hide on the wire stretcher or roll it up and freeze???

Also PM if you know of a good taxidermist in Luzerne or columbia county

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-31-2010, 09:00 PM
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Re: Coon Tan?

If its not fleshed right, freeze it until your decide exactly what you will do. If i lived closer, I'd have you bring it over and I'd flesh it for you.
Don't you know anyone that might help? A fur buyer may do it for a small fee.
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Re: Coon Tan?

Take it off the stretcher and freeze it. Your taxidermist will take care of the rest.
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Re: Coon Tan?

If all you want is to have it tanned there are a lot of tanneries, some in Pa, that will do the tanning quite inexpensively. They will flesh for a very small additional charge after you send it early in the week frozen. But you need to get it frozen right now if it isn't fleshed before the rotting starts.

Most will accept it either green frozen or salt dried.

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Re: Coon Tan?

Tundra,

Sending the hide to a tannery sounds like the best approach. Do you know of any tanneries?
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Re: Coon Tan?

Sorry about the delay on this, didn't catch your reply earlier. Check this site out and find one that looks good to you. Many accept shipments from private individuals, checkout their sites or give them a call.

http://www.taxidermy.net/suppliers/tanning.php

I saw your other post on USA Foxx. I had them do an unfleshed frozen bear several years ago, seemed easy to work with. I live right near the NY border, not a taxidermist but managed to get an account with a NY tannery that I can drive to fairly easy (sivko, listed on the site above, but I think they normally only handle taxidermy accounts). I have used them exclusively since using USA Foxx. I usually drive the hides to them and have them shipped back. I've only taken salted and dried to them.

Haven't used them but I know Moyle is often used by trappers but the hide must be trapper stretched or salted. Your type from them would be "intact fur dressing" not taxidermy.

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