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Black patches on my soft tan hides

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by bhymel, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. bhymel

    bhymel Member

    Has anyOne seen this, thinking tick damage, mainly on coyotes, haven't had this problem with my deer.
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    yep on deer also.

  3. Bruce_Rittel

    Bruce_Rittel Consultant Services

    Metallic exposure somehow? Like shotgun pellets reacting to a Syntan when its tanned? Is this a possibility? I've seen skins have this when the Drum they are tanned in leaves purple to black spots throughut the skin. Its usually the result of rusty parts or some metal contamination.