My 15yr. old son got his first deer, a 3point, Thanksgiving morning, and he wants to save a piece of the hide? Is there something he can use at home to preserve it? We took it in to be processed already and the man is saving the hide for him, the antlers are being mounted by someone else.
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Borax from the grocery store will preserve it if you keep it dry. Clean all of the meat and fat off of the piece of hide and rub borax into the flesh side. It will dry really hard so you better lay it in the position you want it to be in.