hey guys wondering if anyone knew of a good ole boy who will tan some hides at a decent price. I called around to some of the taxidermy shops and those guys wanted a ton to tan a coon hide. I live near little rock so if you know anyone would be greatly appreciative. thanks
The Arkansas Trappers Asso. sent a collection of Arkansas fur to them to tan for our show-n-tell presentations...
All came back nice and soft...
16 dollars for a coon skin is fair i think (which is what that place charges) , I just wish there was a place close I could drop em off at. I called chipmunks here in little rock and they quoted me 200 for a coon!!! i almost hung up on em! I will never take anything to them. Know anybody close?
I've tanned a fox, some beaver, and deer hides hair off. It doesn't cost much for the needs . It does require some labor. Coons have to be degreased to which requires a little chemical expense. For most people if it cost 25 dollars a coon it would be a bargain. The Chemicals I used were inexpensive. Laundry detergent to wash the fur. Battery acid and salt to tan it. Borax to neutralize the acid, and neats foot oil to break and condition the leather. We used wood ashes to dehair the deer.
But they have to be skinned fleshed and dried before you ship them right? I have skinned a truck load of deer but not sure I know how to skin and flesh a coon. I don't even have a fleshing knife.
Just got info from usafoxx.com they are in Minnesota pretty reasonable on tanning high on fleshing but they will do it all and you can ship raw or green fur to them.I didn't ask how but I'm sure it would need to be frozen before shipping 17$ to tan coon hide 12$ for fleshing I'm pretty sure they will tell you how to ship them frozen phone number is 18008723699
You have to freeze them and ship them on dry ice, one or two day shipping. It will be high to ship too. I use a pressure washer to flesh sometimes, i also use a beam but the pressure washer will work, just use the medium tip and be carful.