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Any creative uses for the animal fur/skin?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Sheepdog1968, Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Member

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    There are lots of potential uses for the fur or leather from an animal after you've shot it. I'm just curious what any of you have done such as gloves or belts, etc. many thanks.
     
  2. Iron Sight

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    Many use the hair in fly tieing. (Fishing)
     
  3. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    I tried tanning a hide once. Made a big mess. Got a friend who is good at it and he makes some incredibly warm bedspreads.
     
  4. caribou

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    Caribou, Wolves, Wolverine
    My two oldest daughters and my wife sew sew sew, I hunt, skin proper and dry the hides, we all work together to scrape and tan them.
     
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    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Caribou.
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    Would you be willing to share your method?
     
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    Caribou, I've told you before and will tell you again.

    I envy you so much!

    Nice family.
     
  7. Sheepdog1968

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    Agreed.
     
  8. courtgreene

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    Some one should definitely do a "build along" sort of thing with tanning hides. I'd LOVE to know how to do it but just can't figure it out.
     
  9. Texan Scott

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    I'd like to build a rough-hewn cedar and hog/ axis hide living room set... one of those "when we build a house" ideas.
     
  10. H&Hhunter

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    I find the bristly hog hide make good underwear. Fur side in of course.;)
     
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    ... and fur side out, with a pair of bandoleers, I bet they make great He-Man underoos.
     
  12. Certaindeaf

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    A skunk codpiece is a thing to behold.
     
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    ... and it gives a guy something to blame funny smells on!
     
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    lolz.. it's funny they called it a cod..
     
  15. caribou

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    "Caribou,Would you be willing to share your method?"

    I married my best Hunting/Fishing/Gathering friend.

    I home schooled most of my children and took them on hunting trips that lasted years.

    We divide our work along traditional lines, Where its cold, theres a Man, where its warm, theres a Woman.
    We utilize everything we can from local resources, from heating our house with wood, to eating fresh Natural foods, to making $ with Artwork and surplus gatherings.

    I listend to my Elders and others, advise is free, and I work hard. We keep what we must and give what we can.

    Im not perfect, my life is not easy, I am always trying to learn.
     
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    Draw string coin bags made from kangaroo scrotum used to be popular in Australia. Got to admit, haven't seen any on sale for a while though.
     
  17. Kingcreek

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    Not as exotic as some of the above, but have a nice quiver for my traditional longbow I made from a whole coyote pelt.
     
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    I have, when I was a kid, cured many squirrel hides. One thing I did with 'em is make my own arm guards for shooting my bow by sewing elastic on 'em. I wasn't much of a tailor, but that was pretty simple. :D I'd just scrape and cure the hides with salt. They lasted quite a while.
     
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    custom bracelets

    This young lady in Florida makes some really nice women's wrist bracelets from tanned capes. I had her make a dozen from some african hides (impala, blesbok, springbok, etc.) last year. She made them reversible, a different hide on each side. Really nice and I think about $15 each. she also does very nice pistol and gun cases from hides and capes.



    Jillian Whitten
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    www.whittenguncases.com
    jillian@whittenguncases.com
    727.492.5976
     
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    There's a tannery around here that will trade you a set of nice buckskin gloves for your deer hide, so I try to get a new pair of gloves every year.
    I keep the hair and/or feathers from some animals to tie fishing flies. I also use some small game hides to make rawhide heads for the old fashioned gourd banjos I build. The old timers say that the best banjo heads were made from house cat, but the neighbors kinda frown on that.
     
  21. caribou

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    Oh , ya.......ya do know that Muskox wool is the Rarest wool in North America

    The "Rarest of the Rarest" kinda wool makes some might warm coin purses, perfect for keeping your Loot warm here in the Arctic

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    The White Wooly Hairs of the Muskoxen's Balls...........

    Shown "prebag" in the picture, with the rarest of the rarest served at its rarest......
     
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