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Skunk tanning

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by milliam, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. milliam

    milliam New Member

    I skinned out my first skunk (a road kill) about 3 weeks ago and I want to tan it now. Thanks to the archives, I was able to get rid of the stink. I've had it salted the whole time and its starting to get stiff finally.

    Will I need to degrease this pelt? I've read about other animals being greasey, but I haven't seen anything about skunks.

    I'm still not certain on which tanning chemicals to use. I have some Tannit (from Tandy's) and a Lutan F kit. I've read semi-bad things about the Tannit. I'm thinking about getting some EZ100 or maybe trying the Krowtann. I know these things are like asking about someone's favorite college team, but does anyone have any input on this?

    This will be my first trying at tanning (except for some snake skins that didn't turn out very well). I plan on using the pelt for a quiver, or to just hang on the wall. I want it soft and pliable.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. coon hunter

    coon hunter Truman Waddell 270-589-7828 Brownsville Ky

    Yes skunks are very greasy just as greasy as a coon.