Bison Hide Tanning

Schaaf

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I acquired a bison this fall and my wife says I need to get his hide out of our deep freeze. Anyone have suggestions on the best way or a recommendation for a place to get a bison hide tanned?
 

wytex

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Once salted and dried it will fit in a box, a big box.
We shipped ours to Moyle and it was not cheap but not overly expensive.
 

marksjeep

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I've shipped frozen hair-on elk via ups ground during the winter. Double bag it and into a heavy duty cardboard box. Elk hides get from Colorado to Minn in a few days with no issues during the winter.
 

Bulldog0156

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Who does Kent M send capes to? He has a quick turnaround on stuff, might be able to get your hide back to you quicker if he sends it in.
 

Pagosa

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Not to derail this thread, but anyone want to buy a frozen bison hide off a 3 year old bull? $100.00 or obo. I travel to eastern MT once a month in case some one wanted to meet me.
 

Dakotakid

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Taxidermist sent mine off somewhere, but there is also a place in Arlee MT that has done a couple of hides for my siblings. Might be a second option to price check. I can’t attest to quality.
 

Jbotto

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Check out Merlin’s Hide Out in Thermopolis, WY. Does a lot with bison hides, they might be able to help ya.
 

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