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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by M1AM14SPUR, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. M1AM14SPUR

    M1AM14SPUR New Member

    I live in Southeren Ohio and I want to get started just by tanning coyote & doe hides(hair on). I just bleached a skull from my buck I got this year and I want to learn to do more. What equipment should I try to make or get to tan hides? Right now I am not starting a business, just doing this for myself. Thanks!!
  2. Jdewitt27

    Jdewitt27 New Member

    Welcome! Well, as you will find there are a bunch of different types of tanning processes and name brands of tans. When I did my first deer wall hanger cape, I ordered the kit from Mckenzie, a taxidermy supply company thats pretty much like the Wal-Mart of taxidermy supply. The kit had a DVD, the tan and a oil. It was VERY easy to follow, you can watch the dvd before you get started so you know what to expect, and it acutally came out really good. It was a great way for me to learn and was very happy with the kit. I have since moved to a different tan, but it worked great! Also any questions you think you have, up on top of the page. ANY question you think you have, its in there!!

  3. M1AM14SPUR

    M1AM14SPUR New Member

    Thanks for the reply and information. The Veterans Administration told me to not work anymore do I have to learn some new skills to keep occupied.
  4. bearrug48

    bearrug48 New Member

    Welcome,Do some searches in the archives and have fun.
  5. 24/7

    24/7 New Member

    U mentioned the VA. If u r a veterin and were actively disabled u may qualify for educational assistance to go to some schooling. I met another vet that got his taxidermy schooling compleatly paid. Just a thot if this applies to u.Lots of benefits out there for vets if u dig around. Good luck and thank u for ur service to our great country!
  6. coroner2

    coroner2 philip4u2@juno.com