First off, I'll have to admit that I'm pretty new to all this taxidermy stuff. I'm currently in school for wildlife management and have been interested in the idea of taking up real taxidermy for a while. In the meantime, though, I've been making a pretty decent earning by creating headdresses for pow-wows, costumes, and re-enactors. All I really do is rehydrate the face and shape it over a form so that it holds a more natural-looking appearance while it's draped over the wearer's head. I recently got a tanned wolf pelt that I'm making into one such headdress, and the darned nose is giving me hell. The wolf was professionally dry tanned, though I don't know which tannery did it. It's a Canadian timber wolf that was struck by a car. Fell on its left side and apparently laid there for a while before someone picked him up. The ear on that side is damaged but should be repairable. The nose, however, is flattened on the left side and will not co-operate with my attempt to fix it. It's been rehydrating in a bowl of water on the floor of my dorm room (freaking out my poor roommate) for well over an hour now and the nose is still rock hard. What should I do? My last resort is simply to create a new nose from epoxy resin. Should I just give up now and try that instead? Any help is appreciated! Thank you!