my brother got a buffalo, he wants to give it to me. thinking of a shoulder mount. i have never done one of these before. should i cut across from horn to horn& then down a little. like the letter t. or should i split down the back? i plan on fleshing, turning & salt drying, then sending to a tannery. could someone recommend a tannery that is expierienced with buffalo? thanks very much for a great site.
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I use the normal full T cut. Glad its you and not me. Do you have lots of salt? Get it before the feed store closes.
YOU CANNOT FREEZE the Bison, to much fur.
plan on working on the cape all day and a lot of the rest of a week. You HAVE to get that hide thin around the forehead. Its a lot of work. Lots of salt and sweat esp on a big bull. Any of the major tanneries will do a good job. Call them first.
Ya got your work cut out for you! LOL check with the closest tannery to your location due to weight, could run you quite a bit of $$ just to ship. I raised my price last spring from 800.00 to 1200.00 hoping to slow the amount of bison I get...... guess what it didnt work! im lucky enough to have a tannery who specializes in bison within 2 hours so I wait until I have a truck load then drive them over even with fuel prices like they are it still beats the tar outa UPS. its Kettle Falls Tannery in Wa state 509-738-2010 they charge from 200 - 300 depending on size and do a great job. Good luck and tell your brother he owes you big time lol :o)