Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:06 PM
Before you hit the tandy store WHAT are you wanting to do with these hides and what are they.. If this is coyotes/bobcats and you want them dry tanned nice and soft so you can drape over the sofa or hang on the wall send them to a tannery. You will need to split the eyes, lips nose and turn the ears and take the paws down to the last knuckle leaving the claw attached.. Also split the tail open clear to the tip.. Remove all meat, fat and membrane, Salt them real good for 24 hours,. shake off and resalt again once all fulids are drained and hide is getting ALMOST to the crispy stage you will need to fold it up skin side OUT and place in a box to dry the rest of the way..If you try and fold it when its completely dry it will break..Squirrels are small very thin skinned.. coyotes are thicker skinned ... then we have deer and such that actually need to be shaved thin.. WIldlife fur dressers in Ceres charges 42.00 for coyotes but there is a 50.00 minimum, has to be salt dried otherwise there is a prep/salt fee although Im pretty sure they dont take in raw... so figure if you do the prep yourself send 2 so you arent wasting the extra bucks..Also the shipping charges are extra so plan on that if you dont take them in yourself.. I charge 150.00 for coyote wall hangers.. I do everything you just bring in the skin or the whole animal and you get back a soft nice dry tanned skin.. There is one in TUrlock called Golden State that Ive not used before.. dont know what they charge.. Another in the bay area but I dont know their name.. should be in a phone book I would think.