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Contributors to this thread:
hunt forever 15-Jul-21
greg simon 15-Jul-21
JohnMC 15-Jul-21
Shrewski 15-Jul-21
Rob in VT 15-Jul-21
butcherboy 15-Jul-21
Bou'bound 15-Jul-21
JohnMC 15-Jul-21
Scar Finga 15-Jul-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 15-Jul-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 15-Jul-21
INbowdude 15-Jul-21
WVFarrier 15-Jul-21
Ollie 15-Jul-21
LINK 15-Jul-21
Well-Strung 15-Jul-21
BULELK1 16-Jul-21
GhostBird 16-Jul-21
Treeline 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
Ken Moody Safaris 16-Jul-21
Ken Moody Safaris 16-Jul-21
Ken Moody Safaris 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
JohnMC 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
JohnMC 16-Jul-21
Hoof Hearted 16-Jul-21
JohnMC 16-Jul-21
hunt forever 16-Jul-21
JL 17-Jul-21
Nolan McDonald 17-Jul-21
hunt forever 17-Jul-21
From: hunt forever
15-Jul-21

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A friend and I both got crocodiles while in south africa last week. We're trying to decide what to do with them. We are interested in a full body mount due to the cost. Lol Has anyone taken a crocodile that could share with us what they did?

From: greg simon
15-Jul-21
Maybe a suit of armor? I did not even know you could bowhunt crocs! Congratulations!!

From: JohnMC
15-Jul-21

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Get some boots made with it.

From: Shrewski
15-Jul-21
Euro the head and get some boots, belts, purses made.

From: Rob in VT
15-Jul-21
Definitely Euro the Skull. Congrats on a great trophy.

From: butcherboy
15-Jul-21
Euro the skull and have the skin tanned just like you would for a full body mount. Decide what do with it later. I don’t know if it would need to be dry tanned, or garment tanned. I prefer to have all my capes wet tanned when I do mounts for customers. Never done a croc though. Contact The Wildlife Gallery or Carolina Fur Dressing for recommendations on what to do or your preferred taxi on what to do with it.

From: Bou'bound
15-Jul-21
I have no clue what the heck to do with that thing but am totally on edge waiting for the story on how you got that with a now. Do tell

From: JohnMC
15-Jul-21
bou it is posted on his other thread. Africa with daughter or something to that effect is the thread.

From: Scar Finga
15-Jul-21
Eat it!!! Maybe a Euro, no boots! But maybe a purse for the wife and a couple belts!

15-Jul-21
Definately a belt! Or three incase you need a larger one some day. And definately a euro mount with the skull for sure

15-Jul-21
Definately a belt! Or three incase you need a larger one some day. And definately a euro mount with the skull for sure

From: INbowdude
15-Jul-21
Not with a croc but I've had belts, wallets, money clips, and a purse made out of the gators that I've taken with my bow. Great Christmas presents, graduation presents, or wedding gifts.

From: WVFarrier
15-Jul-21
A full body mount would be incredible

15-Jul-21

Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
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I used croc skin on the back of an osage bow I made. Croc, Sturgeon and sharks teeth tip overlays

15-Jul-21

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From: Ollie
15-Jul-21
Seems like you would figure this out before shooting one. But that is just me.

From: LINK
15-Jul-21
Not when you’re on a buffet style hunt Ollie.

From: Well-Strung
15-Jul-21
I'd make sheaths with it and maybe a foot stool, belt and do a euro.

From: BULELK1
16-Jul-21

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For sure Euro it with some color!

This is a gator not a croc but it gives you an idea.

I added/did the vegetation ect here at home.

Good luck, Robb

From: GhostBird
16-Jul-21
Make a quiver for display with some arrows fletched with cool feathers.

From: Treeline
16-Jul-21
Euro the head and tan the hide for a rug if you have a place for it. If not, tan it and use it to make stuff.

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21
Butherboy,

Whats the difference between 1. Wet tan 2. Dry tan 3. Garment tan.

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21
INbowdude,

I also thought about making belt, wallet, shoes note pad and etc. Where would I get something like that made. What type of tanning process for thr hide?

My biggest question does anyone know of a company that makes these items from a hide provided by a hunter?

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21
John thanks for thr link!!

16-Jul-21
Oasis Leather will make any number of goods from your crocodile. They have four buffalo skins from me that I’m having made into belts, rifle slings, etc. They will collect from just about anywhere in Johannesburg area.

16-Jul-21
orders@oasistanning.co.za

16-Jul-21

Ken Moody Safaris's Link

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21
Thanks Ken!! I'll be sure to contact them. I remember something about the skull having to be attached to the hide while Shipping. Something to do with the cites permit?

Have you had some clients take a Buffalo with a bow this year? If, so I would love to see them.

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21

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They make gun bags from animal hides. I wonder if they could make a bow case for animal hides. Like this!!

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21

hunt forever's embedded Photo
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Here's one from a Buffalo hide

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21

hunt forever's embedded Photo
hunt forever's embedded Photo
I wonder if you could make a quiver from it?

From: JohnMC
16-Jul-21
Bow case would look nice if you made the main compartment out of something else. Then use the croc for the smaller compartments. Still voting for the Loin cloth.

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21
Good thought!! Maybe do the rest in leather or in an African hide.

From: JohnMC
16-Jul-21
Yeah a hide of something you killed for main bag would look good!

From: Hoof Hearted
16-Jul-21

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I rarely post....but somebody had to show how sweet a FBM croc looks when done well and positioned in the right location. This one is my dad's and he get's more compliments on it than any other mount in his trophy room(s).

From: JohnMC
16-Jul-21
Yeah a hide of something you killed for main bag would look good!

From: hunt forever
16-Jul-21
That mount does look impressive!!! Thanks for sharing.

From: JL
17-Jul-21

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FWIW.....Keystone Tannery in PA does work like this. I've visited their place and got a tour. I seen giraffes, elephant ears and other African big game in there getting the taxi work done. They also handle all of the importation details. They are a big outfit. You might reach out to them for some ideas.

17-Jul-21
Make a hell of a Halloween costume.

From: hunt forever
17-Jul-21
JL,

Thanks I'll check them out.

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