Small Mammal Tanning

The Small mammal class will be a demonstration on a small mammal. The mammal will be handled from, skinning to completion. If you have a small frozen hide or carcass, you may also bring it, and tan. (make sure it is completely thawed before the class !!) Depending on its size, it may take 24 or more hours to completely thaw. Read More…

Next Scheduled: Saturday, April 27th, 2019

PRICE: $129

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In this class we will be using the traditional method of “Brain Tanning” to finished these hides. On most fur skins, it is best to apply the solution to the hide as a paste. In this class we will be doing both, liquid and paste.

Small Mammal Tanning

Some of the steps and procedures taught in this class:

  • Proper skinning
  • Preparing the hide for braining
  • Applying the tanning solution
  • Braking & Smoking the hide

Brain tanning small mammals is a quick and easy way to preserve small trophies. There is an almost constant supply of “road kill” available for those who would prefer not to waste a good winter hide.

What to Bring:

  • A sturdy fixed blade knife
  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • A large plastic trash bag, if preparing your own hide
  • If you have a small frozen hide or carcass, you may also bring it, and tan. (make sure it is completely thawed before the class !!)
  • Each participant should bring a sharp fixed blade knife or heavy folding knife with a lock blade.
  • You should bring your own bag lunch. There will be access to a microwave and stove if items need to be heated.

Next Scheduled: Saturday, April 27th, 2019

PRICE: $129

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