Edited my above post.
Edited my above post.
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
hmmmmmm.....dont have one done up to sell, have a couple trimmed up so they lay flat against the wall when hung....
basically couple cuts under the tail
than peeled down like a tube sock, and the belly and back skin is left unharmed so who ever buys the raw furs can choose what they do with it
that is basically how most skins look when skinned to sell to a wholesale fur buyer though the leg fur is generally still attached.......
these raw furs ran about $110 combined 2 years ago($35 for the fox, $75 for the coyote).......my wife asked for them for x-mas......havent gotten around to tanning them but i can do it for about $10 worth of chemicals or send them to a professional and have it done for about $30.....IIRC i would prolly have paid $85-$90 for them last year, not sure what prices are this year yet as we are just starting the prime time for pelts......
$35 isn't so bad for the fox. That would be plus the cost of the pelt itself though.
I haven't really done anything much with hides, just salt curing a few things. My best to date is a squirrel back side that looks as if it's crawling through the wall. LOL I would like to get into doing more advanced work at some point, but probably not any time soon.
I've considered salt, borax, brain, and chemical. Salt makes them tough. Borax is supposed to make a softer and more durable pelt. Brain seems like a long, smelly process. Does chemical beat them all?
actually havent done much of it myself just cause i havent had the time........since these are basically just going to hang on the wall and nothing else im nor that concerned bout maintaining prefect flexibility throughout the hide or any of that, just concerned with preserving the skin and keeping the hair on the hide.....the pelt itself was $35, plus i think $10 to have it tanned........
when we were out hunting 2 years ago the wife and i were sitting and watching a 'yote hunt bout a half mile off through spotting scopes as there wasnt much else out and moving at mid-day, the wife stated she would really like a pelt of one for the living room wall like is at a friend of ours cabin......ive shot lots of fox and yotes but alot of them tend to have mange or a big hole punched through them due to me using my deer rifles for varmint rifles....i know a guy north of me that runs a trap line and i cherry picked a couple of his better pelts to give to the wife for x-mas....planning on seeing if i can shoot a bobcat this winter to go with these......rather shoot one and go through the process with fish and game than pay $450 for a good northern bobcat pelt i can get Texas 'cat pets much cheaper but they arent as nice as those from cold climates
Same here, but I found last yr that my salt cured squirrel was loosing hair. I hair sprayed the whole thing. It looks great and you can't tell by looking, but it feels funky. No big deal since I just hangs on the wall, but I would like to do better.just concerned with preserving the skin and keeping the hair on the hide
I've also heard that southern animals aren't as well furred and that stands to reason, but haven't seen a southern pelt in person.
same reason its worthless to shoot 'yotes for sale till late December/January up here, has to get cold for awhile for the dense under coat to develop...which is why northern 'yotes, bobcats, foxes and such tend to bring better prices than southern animals but how much more depends on the current fur market......
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Who knows, might have been someone with PETA. You know, for the greater good, just to let a few suffer to end the suffering of many. LOL That sounds about like their (il)logic. That would be along the same lines as their VP's stance on using animal tested insulin while being against animal testing, "I need my life so I can fight for theirs [animals' lives]." Makes a difference as to who it is that needs what ya know. She'd might as well walk around in a live-skinned fur coat since she's against that too. LOL
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