Sorry if this one's been asked before but I couldn't find an answer on the forums... Anyone know how long a hide, a hyena in this case, can still be tanned and mounted if it is only dipped and packed? Like most african trophies this one took a while to get back (close to 2 years) and the taxidermist said they won't know if it's any good until it goes to the tannery. Any idea how long a hide will be good if it is just dipped and packed? And any signs I should look for on the hide itself that might indicate it is going bad? Any help from the experts would be appreciated. Thanks!