I know this is a hot topic, but I want some answers to some questions. I have mounted many deer over the years using dp and I know about and have had some of the issues that the anti-dp guys rant about. While I know and good business can be built and maintained using dp, I would still like to try tanning but I have some questions. 1) What kind of tan can I use and not have a lot of shrinkage. I have been to one shop where the guy did his own tanning but all of the necks where way smaller than they would have been had I mounted them. I am not willing to give up all that form size but I have to believe that there is a way to tan without doing so. 2) How much hide prep is involved before sending them off to a tannery? I know they have to be salted and dried but how much fleshing, shaving, turning etc, has to be done prior to salting? I am sure to have more questions, but that should get me started in this learning process. Thanks for your input in advance.