Moultrie Products
Tanning a Bear Hide
Bears
Contributors to this thread:
whiter16 20-Aug-16
stuffer 22-Aug-16
whiter16 22-Aug-16
KW 23-Sep-16
T Mac 23-Sep-16
Buffalo1 23-Sep-16
KW 23-Sep-16
KW 23-Sep-16
From: whiter16
20-Aug-16
When you have a bear hide tanned, do you leave the claws in, or take them out? Also does anyone know the ballpark cost for bear hide tanning in Colorado? Thanks

From: stuffer
22-Aug-16
leave claws in cost can vary but 150 would be close

From: whiter16
22-Aug-16
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

From: KW
23-Sep-16
The claws stay intact. My cost from the tannery is 36.50 a lin ft. As the taxidermist I have to turn lips, nose and ears; Then flesh and salt the skin. After the skin is dry, ship out to be tanned. 50# bag of salt is $8.00 and shipping will be $65.00 there and back. We are at $255.50 The process will take 4 hours total. My Guys make $35.00 per hour. I have to match their taxes costing me $65.00 per hour. We are at $515.50. The business has not made any profit yet. You can quickly see the cost of a average bear (5ft) will be $750.00.

Kirk

From: T Mac
23-Sep-16
I had a bear hide tanned last year for $450

From: Buffalo1
23-Sep-16
I've got 2 bear skin rugs. I would seek only a quality tannery and knowledgeable taxidermist.

Think how the finished product will look in 20-30 yrs. Quality work is worth the cost in the long run.

Claws stay on the hide during the entire process.

From: KW
23-Sep-16
Buffalo1

Very well said

Kirk

From: KW
23-Sep-16
Buffalo1

Very well said

Kirk

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