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rabbit pelt

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by buckman11, Feb 19, 2014.

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  1. buckman11

    buckman11 Member

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    hi,

    i was wonderin if i can preserve a rabbit pelt by puttin it in a tub of borax and dryin it out like you do turkey fans. also is there anything special i need to do with the tail.
     
  2. buck460XVR

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    While it may preserve it, it will not make it soft like tanning.
     
  3. buckman11

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    thats kinda what i thought. but that will be ok cause im just gonna hang it on the wall
     
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    Scrape your hide clean, place animal's brains in warm water, soak hide in brain tea, remove hide and keep it moving and stretching until completely dry. I have heard every animal has enough brains to cure it's own hide. You can add some oak chips if you would like to darken the leather.

    I know there are tanning solutions available, but like the simplicity of the doing things worked out by our ancestors.
     
  5. paintballdude902

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    i was told this too but its not true.. i tried to tan a t-rex and only had enough to cover one arm......



    i havent used brain tanning yet but i have used the bottles of stuff that cabelas sells and had good luck. the hardest part was softening it after tanning
     
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