old deer hyde

Submitted by tammy on 3/13/05 at 10:29 AM. ( pumpkin982003@yahooo.com ) 24.195.67.80

i have an old deer hyde that my dad had tanned. we have had it for about 6 years but now it seeems to be losing hair. is there anything i can put on it to stop the hair from falling out?please help i would like to save this

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Tammy

This response submitted by Coyote on 3/13/05 at 11:04 AM. ( coyote@wideopenwest.com ) 69.14.89.168

Deer hairs are hollow and dry out after being tanned. They will break off with a lot of touching. Deer hides are best placed on a wall for show. A lot of people drape them over chairs and so on where people will sit on them, or lean against them. Not a good idea. Hang the hide up and don't mess with it.

Coyote


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This response submitted by Mandy on 3/14/05 at 3:41 PM. ( ) 137.229.152.124

Most big game back hides (moose, caribou, deer, etc) will lose hair. Dont sweat it.


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