Hide storage?

Submitted by Paul Schwander on 2/15/05 at 11:29 AM. ( )

How long can you keep a hide in the freezer? I have a elk hide that has been in the freezer for 4 years. I shot it on the 1st day of a 6 day hunt and had to take care of it in the field. I scraped, salted and rolled the hide and it has been stored froze in garbage bags. I have never kept a hide this long and did not know what to expect. Is hair on an option or just leather or is that even worth the effort?

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Did you...

This response submitted by John on 2/15/05 at 5:35 PM. ( )

..remove the salt before freezing it?



This response submitted by newbirdman on 2/15/05 at 9:09 PM. ( )

John's question is good . Is the salt still on it ? If it is , it wont freeze . Why would you leave something this large in your freezer that long taking up space ? The only thing I can say is take it out and see what it looks like . Rick

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