Bear hide tanning

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by ky_coal_miner, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. ky_coal_miner

    ky_coal_miner Spike

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    anyone know of a place in ky to get a bear hide tanned?
     
  2. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    any taxidermist can do it or have it done.
     
  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic 12 pointer

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    Not any taxidermist can do it. I would suggest to google places that do bear rugs and call them. A bear hide is completely different than the deer hides that most taxidermist in Ky are used to doing.
     
  4. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    i've never tanned anything and don't know anything about it, but i don't know why one hide would be different than the other. flesh it, soak it in a tanning solution, etc. part B to my post was "or have it done". a lot of taxidermist use commercial tanneries. several of the taxidermist i have used have used this one
    https://tannery.thewildlifegallery.com/. they probably need the taxidermist license # to accompany any hide sent in.
     
  5. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Not sure how different it would be from deer but my old man tans 3-4 deer hides per year.
     
  6. Bubbles

    Bubbles 6 pointer

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    I have seen it done on TV and it seemed rather simple using the brain. But 2 things that freak me out touching are brains and the inside of a pumpkin of all things.
     

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