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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-06-2016, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Tanning Snowshoe Hare pelt

First off, I have never done this before. I got a snowshoe last week and I want to preserve the pelt. When I got home I skinned the animal and think I did a real nice job. Then I put borax on the skin and even stuffed it into the joints. I let it sit for a few days and the skin is now pretty hard and dry. Now I have no idea what to do...I did get a recipe online that uses a salt and alum brine. The recipe says to soak the entire snowshoe in the brine for 48 hours, take out of the brine, rinse and air dry for several days. My question is "Am I headed in the right direction" and if so "What do I do after that"? Thanks for any help.
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Re: Help with Tanning Snowshoe Hare pelt

You could try an at home tanning solution.

You could just send it to Moyle mink and tannery, they would probably charge about 15 dollars, and it would have a real nice soft tan

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Re: Help with Tanning Snowshoe Hare pelt

I skinned one also that my brother shot last week. I salted it overnight then put egg yolk on the inside of the pelt. I put a wet towel over it and let it sit overnight. Then rinsed it off thoroughly in bucket to get everything off. I then let it dry and it was a little stiff but not rock hard. Your'e supposed to "work" the hide till dry. I did somewhat . It turned out ok.
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