First Javelina

Submitted by JEM on 6/26/01. ( ) 208.48.229.66

Ok, just got in my first Javelina in. It was skinned but nothing turned. My experience has been limited to deer, elk, moose and bear and eastern mammal full bodies. Do I do anything different in turnung and salting this thing? Customer wants a 1/2 body mount - I plan to turn lips,eyes,ears and front legs down to the knuckle and then double salt like most everything else (other than wear a nose plug) do I need to degrase or flesh before salting? I normally send my stuff out to be wet tanned. A while back I heard of a guy in New York than was recommended for his Javelina work (including his tanning) does anyone know his name or number?

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Some advice

This response submitted by Troy Peterson on 6/26/01. ( truelifetaxidermy@hotmail.com ) 216.140.31.3

First of all your right on the money about the nose plug! Some things I've found. I always fleshed mine, but be carefull. That skin and hair/quils are different than sewing a deer. I also found the artificial nose to be a great thing when it comes to that critter.
Good luck!


sewing advise

This response submitted by JEM on 6/26/01. ( ) 208.48.229.66

Troy, thanks for the adise. You have peaked my interset on the sewing. Any advice or further explaination?


Degrease and flesh before salting

This response submitted by CUR on 6/26/01. ( WILDART@prodigy.net ) 66.90.181.67

Yes. If you desire, a handfull of borax can be kept to help with fascia. I like the borax since it helps dehydrate some of the flesh and connective tissue, making it a bit easier to identify and remove.


GUY IN NEW YORK

This response submitted by ROB COATES on 6/26/01. ( rc5766@gisco.net ) 205.232.172.22

JEM, I'M THE GUY FROM NY YOU SPOKE OF.I OFFER A WHOLESALE BOAR TANNING AND OR MOUNTING SERVICE.MY E-MAIL IS POSTED ABOVE, LET ME KNOW IF I CAN BE OF SERVICE TO YOU. THANKS


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