|EZ Home Tanning
If you are
interested in turning your Deer Hide into a Wall Hanging, there
is an easy method to hard Tan the Hide yourself. This will result
in a stiff tanned hide, ideal for a rug or wall hanging.
The Hard tanning method is easy and can be done
at Home: First flesh the hide which involves removing the fat and
meat from the flesh side of the skin. Next in a large Plastic tote
container with a lid mix 2 gallons of water, one lb. of alum, ½
lb. of salt, and ¼ lb. of washing soda. Mix and add the deer
Keep the deer hide submerged for a week. Then
remove hide and rinse with cold water. Then mix a solution ½
LB of borax and 1 gallon of water and soak the hide for 3 to 4 days.
Then rinse the hide completely with water on both sides using a
hose to remove all chemicals. Spread the hide on a board.
Tack it with nails or tacks around the edges
and dry the hide for two weeks in a cool dry Place. Remove the nails,
and enjoy your trophy deerhide as a wall hanging or a rug.