I just caped my first deer.What all needs to be done before sending it to tannery? Also where do you find a tannery to send it to and whats the average price and how long does it take? Thanks.
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ut to and ask them your questions
As my qustion stated I do not know of a tannery to send it to.
Many tanneries will only deal with licensed taxidermists to avoid problems, with that being said to answer your questions most I know of will only accept salted capes which means you will have to flesh, split, turn, salt and dry the cape before sending it out. Average price for a white tail is around 30-40 plus shipping costs. There are many good tanneries, use the orange button to read reviews both good and bad a pick from there, good luck!
Terry gave you and excellent answer. And if you're that damned smart, why didn't you go to that SEARCH icon and type in that question beforehand? It's in there dozens of times telling you exactly what preparations you need to make to the hide. THEN you could have clicked the LINKS above and FOUND dozens of tanneries and picked one close to you or one that you liked.
Get this straight, right up front, none of us who "know" owe YOU anything. If you have questions, we'll gladly help, but that little smartass reply of yours is going to align the name "jeff" with someone we might just want to ignore in the future.
I guess thats why this question was under begginers.Maybe I wrong by thinking he was being a as you would put it " a smart ass " (sorry terryr). George I have noticed now that I have looked around the forum you are a Big smartass and seem to argue whith many people. I could care less Oh King Of Taxidermy if you ignored my questions.
George looks like a new candidate
for the 1800 wah! wah! club
what do you think
should we nominate him
as soon as i read it i saw it didnt make since
jeff is the nominee
well i need more coffee this morning i guess
Agree with George. What a lame question. Look to the links here and pick a tannery or better yet type it into your browser. Very simple: Type in tannery or fur dressers and go from there. Yeah I'm a smart ass too! But I learned it from being lazy enough not to search first and then ask questions.
I go out of my way to accommodate any beginner. I grew up in a different world than you and beginners were simply ignored. BUT, having said that, since you knew you were a beginner, I'd EXPECT some modicum of humility when you walked in the door. Not to worry, I tolerate fools badly and I can add your name to my 1800 list.
with George yet again. I have learned so much from George and it is free knowledge. The problem I see, is that young people are too lazy to do any research and are looking for someone to give them the answers without spending any time doing it. They come in and want to learn Taxidermy in a day or so. It won't happen! Try getting used to the fact that it will take hours upon hours of research before you can even get started. We tanned hides for three years before attempting taxidermy because of a statement George made "All taxidermists should know how to tan skins". We still tan our own stuff because we know exactly what we want from our own experiences and many hours of research.
I agree with you guys on doing your home work but lets take it easy on the guy and not show him the ugly side of some people for only asking a question.After all we are all learning all of the time.Lets all keep the forum the way it should be.
Thanks guys for all of your help , Jason
Why is it "the ugly side of some people" when they react to a smartass? Why isn't being a smartass considered an ugly side? I tire quickly of bleeding hearts as well. People become smartasses because no one ever bothers to put them in their place or correct them when they're in diapers. "jeff" asked a valid question and was given a proper answer, but it was HE who resorted to replying "Thanks for nothing.". Now you can ride a fence only for so long. Which one of those "ugly sides" would you like to correct first?
End of story.
..they lived happily ever after...
The guy asked a simple question. His response was not being a smartass, he was merely restating that he does not know of any tanneries and didn't know where to look, like I didn't at first. Now thanks to Mark, I do. Thanks to you all, Jeff,Jason, Mark, and even George who probably does know alot. But George...lighten up...if you EAT your students who will you share all that knowledge with? ;)
The guy apparently knows how to use the internet, SO USE IT! Phone books are still kinda handy too....