Does anyone tan deer hides?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ChickenToes, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I want to tan a deer hide this hunting season, without having to take it to a taxidermist. Has anyone tanned a hide with good results? What method did you use?

    I'm not planning on making clothing with the hide. I may use the hide for beadwork or painting.
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I have tanned deer hides but it was a few years ago. I was happy with Van Dykes. I think I used Lutan.

    For my first hide I used an oak pallet to dry the hide on after tanning. The chemicals in the hide, nails, and wood reacted and left stains on the hide.

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