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Title: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: trophyhunt on July 06, 2020, 04:25:29 PM
I only wanted to do a hair on tan for this years bear, my normal guy isn't doing them anymore.  He also said the prices have gone up on simple hair on tan jobs.  My bear squared 6'3'', anyone know a taxi on the west side that defleshes hides and sends them off for hair on tan ??  Estimated cost?  I know we have some taxi's on here.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: jackelope on July 06, 2020, 04:45:59 PM
Did you talk to Cedar River Taxidermy?

@cdriver
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: greenhead_killer on July 06, 2020, 05:14:05 PM
Just flesh it yourself and send to moyles

I also think you can send as is and they will flesh for an additional cost. Maybe call them and see what they can do for you.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: trophyhunt on July 06, 2020, 05:48:22 PM
Just flesh it yourself and send to moyles

I also think you can send as is and they will flesh for an additional cost. Maybe call them and see what they can do for you.
Thanks, I think thatís what Iíll have to do, sounds like the price has gone way up.  Last time I had it done 3 Yearís ago it was 200 to 300, now itís around 900.  My bear rug was 200 a foot back then, now itís 350.  Looks like Iím done packing hides out! 
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: trophyhunt on July 06, 2020, 05:49:43 PM
Did you talk to Cedar River Taxidermy?

@cdriver
i didnít Josh, talked to Zach and it sounds like everyone raised their prices the past few years.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: shmacker on July 06, 2020, 06:02:38 PM
I talked to black River taxidermy recently about a trapper tanned bear hide.  Might check them out, as his quote seemed reasonable and far less than $900.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: Ridgeratt on July 06, 2020, 06:46:07 PM
I know he has his own vat's and has done a full Moose and an Elk for me. But he is the wrong side of the state for ya!

https://www.yellowpages.com/nine-mile-falls-wa/mip/fusons-taxidermy-455721885
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: Humptulips on July 06, 2020, 06:52:38 PM
Last year I sent a small fleshed bear to Moyles. $179 Can't believe it has went up that much.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: jrebel on July 06, 2020, 06:57:34 PM
Just flesh it yourself and send to moyles

I also think you can send as is and they will flesh for an additional cost. Maybe call them and see what they can do for you.
Thanks, I think thatís what Iíll have to do, sounds like the price has gone way up.  Last time I had it done 3 Yearís ago it was 200 to 300, now itís around 900.  My bear rug was 200 a foot back then, now itís 350.  Looks like Iím done packing hides out!

900 bucks is 3/4 the way to a rug.  No way that is the going price.  I imagine there is not a huge profit for taxidermist to do this type of work being most send hides to a tannery.  With that said, there shouldn't be that much work either.  I would be very curious to hear what you find out.  Most of my bears from hear on out will be hair on tans. 
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: ghosthunter on July 06, 2020, 08:08:50 PM
https://www.fidalgotaxidermy.com/

Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: trophyhunt on July 07, 2020, 05:11:52 AM
Just flesh it yourself and send to moyles

I also think you can send as is and they will flesh for an additional cost. Maybe call them and see what they can do for you.
Thanks, I think thatís what Iíll have to do, sounds like the price has gone way up.  Last time I had it done 3 Yearís ago it was 200 to 300, now itís around 900.  My bear rug was 200 a foot back then, now itís 350.  Looks like Iím done packing hides out!

900 bucks is 3/4 the way to a rug.  No way that is the going price.  I imagine there is not a huge profit for taxidermist to do this type of work being most send hides to a tannery.  With that said, there shouldn't be that much work either.  I would be very curious to hear what you find out.  Most of my bears from hear on out will be hair on tans.
i know, 900 is out of the question !!   My bear rug in 2017 cost me 200 a foot, now itís 350!  No more packing out bear hides for me!  Iíll see how fleshing out this one goes
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: trophyhunt on July 07, 2020, 05:12:38 AM
Calling moyles today!
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: idaho guy on July 07, 2020, 10:09:46 PM
Tanning should still be around 300. I just got last years back and was 300 and they fleshed it. Might be worth driving east a little ways for taxidermy not Idaho but sounds high where youíre at
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: bobcat on July 07, 2020, 10:25:50 PM
This is a post on Facebook by Black River Taxidermy from just two days ago that might help. I would try contacting him. He's a member on this forum.

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Seems like the year of interest in tanning with customers. I have a lot of recent inquiries about tanning methods and if I send hides out, etc. So, for the curious minds hereís what I do here at Blackriver Taxidermy....keeping it as brief as I can. Without going into specifics, tanning is as much, if not more, important than the artistry of animals differing facial and body specifics. If not done correctly the longevity of your mount will not withstand the test of time. There are Ďcheap and easyí ways to tan a hide and then thereís the correct methods which I have learned through both Taxidermy school as well as correspondence over the years with tanning professionals. I tan all my shoulder-mount ungulates (deer, elk, moose, etc) in house through a very specific and PH controlled process. I tan using a pressure tank (pictured) which gives me a much more thorough tan on these Ďhairedí animals. The pressure tank forces the tanning chemicals into the hide following the shaving process which is one of the most detrimental steps.
Animals with fur (bears, cats, beavers, canines) I send to the tannery. The process is much more in-depth and delicate. Furthermore, furs have to be tumbled, which breaks them into the soft pliable leather you see in my hides. The downside is the wait....tanneries typically have a MINIMUM of a 6 month setback due to continued inventory. A lot of taxidermist send everything to the tannery, however I prefer to do much of it in-house to save with time....I just never knew when attending Taxidermy school it involved have a minor in chemistry, lol. Hope this clarifies some questions.
Hope everyone had a great 4th!!
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: gutsnthegrass on July 09, 2020, 12:47:32 PM
I've heard great things about Michelle Nelson   :chuckle:
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: BlackBellyHumpBack on August 02, 2020, 03:02:03 AM
Has anyone tried either one of these guys?

USA Foxx & Furs
29 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802

Rocky mountain tanners
5725 E. 56th Ave, Unit 101
Commerce City, CO 80022

Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: Humptulips on August 02, 2020, 08:37:29 AM
I sent beaver to USA Fox and had no complaints but it has been a long time.
Last year I sent a bear to Moyle Mink & Tannery and was well pleased. Turned out nice and a pretty quick turnaround.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: Ballance1 on August 02, 2020, 10:13:52 AM
East side of Washington. I tan hair on bears for $80 a linear foot. Thatís fleshed, turned, salted and tanned.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: BULLBLASTER on August 02, 2020, 04:51:14 PM
Gods creation taxidermy in waitts lake has an in house tannery and good prices.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: saylean on August 02, 2020, 06:54:26 PM
Rods Taxidermy in Arlington
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: 87Ford on August 02, 2020, 07:13:25 PM
Rods Taxidermy in Arlington

Dropped a bear hide off with Rod 14 months ago..  Still waiting for it.  He said this Covid disrupted the tannery that he uses and they weren't working for awhile.  Think I'll call him tomorrow and see what's up.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: nater74 on August 04, 2020, 02:51:45 PM
Just got my elk hides back from little Williestaxidermy in Buckley did a great job they were 25 a square foot
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: trophyhunt on August 04, 2020, 03:09:28 PM
Just got my elk hides back from little Williestaxidermy in Buckley did a great job they were 25 a square foot
hair on tan?  Did they flesh it for you?
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: jrebel on August 04, 2020, 03:13:26 PM
Talked with my Taxidermist yesterday and it sounds like cost is up due to shipping more than anything.  His solution was very simple and I thought very reasonable.  He would turn the hide and salt it....preparing it for shipping.  The hunter would then ship and deal with whichever tanner they liked.  He gets paid for his work and the hunter works direct with the tannery for likely a much quicker turn time.  Most Taxidermist ship multiple items at one time to lower the cost of shipping....this delays the process.....hunters get pissed....taxidermist don't get paid.  Tough job for sure.

I like the direction my Taxidermist is going with hair on tans and think it is totally fair.   :tup:
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: lamrith on August 04, 2020, 03:21:59 PM
This is a post on Facebook by Black River Taxidermy from just two days ago that might help. I would try contacting him. He's a member on this forum.

Quote
Seems like the year of interest in tanning with customers. I have a lot of recent inquiries about tanning methods and if I send hides out, etc. So, for the curious minds hereís what I do here at Blackriver Taxidermy....keeping it as brief as I can. Without going into specifics, tanning is as much, if not more, important than the artistry of animals differing facial and body specifics. If not done correctly the longevity of your mount will not withstand the test of time. There are Ďcheap and easyí ways to tan a hide and then thereís the correct methods which I have learned through both Taxidermy school as well as correspondence over the years with tanning professionals. I tan all my shoulder-mount ungulates (deer, elk, moose, etc) in house through a very specific and PH controlled process. I tan using a pressure tank (pictured) which gives me a much more thorough tan on these Ďhairedí animals. The pressure tank forces the tanning chemicals into the hide following the shaving process which is one of the most detrimental steps.
Animals with fur (bears, cats, beavers, canines) I send to the tannery. The process is much more in-depth and delicate. Furthermore, furs have to be tumbled, which breaks them into the soft pliable leather you see in my hides. The downside is the wait....tanneries typically have a MINIMUM of a 6 month setback due to continued inventory. A lot of taxidermist send everything to the tannery, however I prefer to do much of it in-house to save with time....I just never knew when attending Taxidermy school it involved have a minor in chemistry, lol. Hope this clarifies some questions.
Hope everyone had a great 4th!!
I am going to 3rd Black River Taxidermy. 
Joel does great work, is an awesome guy and fair prices.  He is also a Firefighter, love to support our 1st responders.

Jerry, That is who is who did my Bear Euro mount with the state plaque and arrow that you saw.  He does lots of bears each year.  He currently has my Elk from last year as well and I should be picking that up in a few weeks.  He is a ways south, but IMHO worth the drive.
Title: Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
Post by: nater74 on August 04, 2020, 08:38:28 PM
Yes hair on i brought him raw hides from the woods he did all the work