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cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« 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.
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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 04:45:59 PM »
Did you talk to Cedar River Taxidermy?

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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #2 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.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2020, 05:25:11 PM by greenhead_killer »

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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #3 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! 
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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 05:49:43 PM »
Did you talk to Cedar River Taxidermy?

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i didnít Josh, talked to Zach and it sounds like everyone raised their prices the past few years.
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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #6 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!

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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #8 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. 

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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #10 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
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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2020, 05:12:38 AM »
Calling moyles today!
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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #12 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

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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: cost of a hair on Tan, and who will do these now????
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2020, 12:47:32 PM »
I've heard great things about Michelle Nelson   :chuckle:

 


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