Tanning Deer Hides

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I just managed to harvest my first deer with a bow and as a momento I am going to try and tan the hide myself.  Do you have any tips or advice?

Thank you,



Congratulations!  I love tanned deer hides.  In fact, I have every hide from deer my children kill tanned for them.  They use them as extra blankets, take them to school, etc.  However, I send mine to Moyle Mink & Tannery in Idaho.  I’ve never tanned a hide.  Sorry I can’t provide more information on this subject.

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