Hide Handling

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Please treat your deer, moose and bear hides carefully.
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Remove as much flesh as possible.
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When transporting the hide, use a cardboard box or burlap bag.
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Remember decay can begin almost immediately. Preserve the hide by rubbing fine non-iodized rock salt – 2-4 lb. for deer and 4-8 lb. for moose – into the flesh side of the hide.
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Do not make cuts or nicks in the hide when skinning.
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Do not put the hide in plastic. Even when salted, the hide will decay if no air reaches it.
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Only freeze hides that will be home tanned, and not turned in to a depot.
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Spoiled hides will not be accepted.

 

For more information, talk to your Depot operator about the treatment of hides.

Thank you for your cooperation.