My father and uncle went out to Texas and shot 3 boars from 150-190 range. They sent me the capes to mount for my shop because they wanted to help me get a few capes when they went. So I've heard, "send it to a tannery" from everywhere and yes I will be sending the largest one to a tannery. So while I have 3 I'm going to try and tan the smallest one myself. I turned everything then I power washed the cape and got almost all of the fat and flesh off. I then fleshed around the face and some of the smaller pieces of fat that wasn't blown off by the power washer. Then I salted it for a day, today is the 2nd day of salt then I will put it in a pickle. I could use some advise on what steps are next, do I degrease before pickle? Everyone said you won't be able to get through the shield but I think I got it off with the power washer because I can see all the hair follicles all over the cape. Like I said I have 3 capes and I wanted to try and tan one myself. If I screw it up its not a big deal I have 2 more.