Submitted by WAYNE on 12/5/00. ( THEBASSPRO316@CS.COM )

I was wondering if someone out there could help me. I mount a very minimal number of deer heads a year just to dabble and have fun experimenting in the field, my problem now is that we just had another child and my time isn't what it used to be due to all the hours I work at my full time job. So I was wondering if it would be worth my while to have my capes tanned professionally or keep doing myself. I don't know anything about comm. tanning so all the insight I could get would be greatly appreciated. I need to know if I flesh cape or not, how do I ship cape to tannery, what is a good tannery to use, (I'm from the Cleveland, OH area),? Basically, any other valuable info. I need to know. I know with all the intelligent people that write into this forum that somebody can steer me in the right direction. THANK YOU!

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We can help

This response submitted by Gary Kies on 12/5/00. ( )

Wayne: We are a commercial tannery located in southern Michigan and would be happy to work with you. E-mail us your address and we will send you our brochure/price list, references, etc. We receive hides/capes from all over the U.S. via UPS. Gary, Diana & Jeff Kies, K & K Tannery

Dirty Creek Taxidermy and Tannery

This response submitted by Brandon on 12/5/00. ( )

Try Dirty Creek Taxidermy and Tannery. You don't have to flesh before you send to them, Unlike most other Tanneries.
Don't have their e-mail Right now but can send it to you via e-mail.

Dirty Creek

This response submitted by Brent Gorman - Dirty Creek Taxidermy & Tannery on 12/5/00. ( )


I own and operate a full-time Commercial Wet Tannery.
I slpit / turn & tan.
All you have to do is trim and mount. I accept frozen capes as well as dried. Turn around is 1-4 weeks. We also receive hides/capes from all over the US via mail. Email or Call Ph# 918-989-5465.

p.s. Thanks Brandon much appreciated !

Brent & Lisa Gorman
Dirty Creek Taxidermy & Tannery

Sivko Fur Inc. Tannery for Taxidermy

This response submitted by Leslie on 12/6/00. ( )

Sivko FUR Inc. is a commercial tannery for taxidermist. We are located in Western NY near the PA border. We have a 6-8 week turn around time and do both wet and dry tan. We have over 40 years of experience and references upon request. We produce a skin that is soft, supple, and strechy perfect for the taxidermist. Feel free to call us at (607)-698-4827 or email us at Since You are in Cleavland we are only 3hrs away and the UPS charge should be reasonable.

Thank you for your time!
Sivko Fur Inc. PO BOX 66 Canisteo NY 14823

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